Courses & Units

Creative Entrepreneur ZAD124

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

The best thing about working in the creative industries is you can always create work for yourself. This module introduces you to entrepreneurial opportunities and gives you the theory behind pricing, promoting and pitching your goods and services. We feel it’s important to have this early on in the course so you are able to start building your passion as soon as possible.

Creative entrepreneurs look outside existing social, economic and cultural paradigms to create new and innovative partnerships. They develop new markets for existing products and services. They engage in research and development to develop new solutions to contemporary problems.
In this unit, you will examine the role and activities of entrepreneurs working in creative industries, consider the socio-economic value of creative entrepreneurship, and analyse the mindset of the creative entrepreneur. You will also develop a marketable product or service that could be pitched to potential investors.

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Summary

Unit name Creative Entrepreneur
Unit code ZAD124
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Design
Coordinator

Sophia Holmes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus 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
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and define entrepreneurial qualities and practices in creative industries
2. Evaluate and test viability of entrepreneurial ideas
3. Apply design thinking to the development of a viable entrepreneurial idea
4. Reflect on entrepreneurial practice and opportunity for self development

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 100599

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.

Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.

Assessment

AT1: Case study review (30%)

AT2: Entrepreneur workshop (30%)

AT3: Design idea - promotional pitch and rationale (40%)

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Textbooks

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