Courses & Units

Research Lab FSX307

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Responding innovatively to a client-initiated briefs is a critical part of working in the creative and cultural industries. This unit fosters collaborative, responsive interaction with internal and external partners and your peers. Introducing a range of interdisciplinary frameworks, this unit builds a toolkit of methods necessary for creative practice that can shape and influence the future. This approach allows for thinking big and small, local and global.

Working with a brief, you will learn how to work through ethical and resourcing considerations for your conceptual thinking, negotiate stakeholder engagement, and leverage your creative practice to intervene in dominant ways of thinking and making. Combined with emergent technological, social or economic practices, you will be mentored in how to contribute new ideas and ways of doing through collaboration. An achievable client brief will set realistic expectations for student engagement with a primary focus on the development of your disciplinary practice and portfolio. You will gain skills in interpreting and responding to client briefs, reporting on milestones, and adapting interests or motivations to achieve a common goal. Projects will be in collaboration with partners, or they will identify collaboration between the disciplines. Projects will shift semester to semester, and appropriateness of the project to individual skill-sets will depend on the available task/s.

Summary

Unit name Research Lab
Unit code FSX307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr Kathleen Williams

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply disciplinary knowledge to formulate a research-led response to a client brief in a collaborative context.
  2. Critically engage and deploy relevant methods and frameworks to develop a project from a brief.
  3. Analyse the role of collaboration in the creative and cultural industries and to your individual creative practice.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
109999 $993.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,445.0

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Requisites

Prerequisites

50 credit points at Intermediate (200) level

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly Workshop (3 hours)

Assessment

Task 1: Pitch brief, 750 words (20%)

Task 2: Milestone report and analysis, 2000 words (30%)

Task 3: Portfolio, 3000 words (50%)

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Textbooks

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