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Hobart, Launceston


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 2021

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

Dr Kathleen Williams

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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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.




50 credit points at Intermediate (200) level


Teaching Pattern

Weekly Workshop (3 hours)


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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