Courses & Units

Encountering the Event 1 FEE101


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Immerse yourself in a major event or festival, delve into its themes, concepts and artistic forms, and make connections with your own creativity.

Encountering the Event:1 is an introductory, fully online unit that allows you to explore a major cultural event and its themes through perspectives from art, music/sound, performance, science, politics, literature, philosophy and history. As a primer for the event, you’ll be examining what fuels your creative interests – whether sensory, cerebral, aesthetic, poetic, technological – along with a vibrant community of like minded others, including creative practitioners. Whether you experience the event in-situ or online, through reflecting on and communicating your encounter you’ll develop and apply creative skills, enriched by the insights of other participants


Unit name Encountering the Event 1
Unit code FEE101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Dr Toby Juliff and TCotA staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of core concepts, themes and artistic forms underpinning a creative industry event
  2. Interpret and reflect on a selected event (and/or its representation) through text and audio-visual presentation
  3. Critically evaluate the conceptual and thematic basis of the event and its context, and identify its relevance to your own creative interests or practice.



Band Field of Education
1 100301

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online, 6 weeks intensive. Students should expect to spend 6-8 hours weekly on average.

This includes engaging with MyLO content, completing learning activities and communicating with peers.


- Personal creativity map (ILO 1,3) – 10% (student engagement task)

- In the moment event diary (ILO 2) – 40%

- Event review and commentary (ILO 1,2,3) - 50%

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