Research Project Development

Course code CAPA4002Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course will assist students to conceptualise, initiate, plan and develop a research project appropriate to the Honours level. These activities will include the initial scoping of the project, literature reviews, writing workshops, pilot activities and project planning as well as substantial work towards the substance of the research project, in whichever form and using whichever method is selected. This course is intended to complement and extend upon CAPA4001 and to prepare students for the development and completion of their research in CAPA4003

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:

1. the necessary skills to conceptualise and undertake a substantive piece of research in the Creative and Performing Arts;
2. contextualised understanding of the complex critical discourses that inform research in the Creative and Performing Arts;
3. Research and reflective skills relevant to the particular project;
4. written and oral communication skills commensurate with research at honours level in the Creative and Performing Arts.
5. project management, initiative, autonomy, self confidence and planning skills as required to scope and plan the activities and timelines to complete a research project within the given timeframe
ContentThis course will include a directed reading unit relevant to the student’s research project to be determined in consultation with the student’s supervisor and the Honours co-ordinator; the production of a literature review; together with scoping and initiation of the student’s research project. In addition, the course will include participation in engaged discourse, group critique, oral presentations, analytical essays, and where appropriate, practice-based tasks.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM4002 and ARTC4501
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor of Arts or equivalent undergraduate degree, with a major in a field relevant to their proposed Honours study with at least a Credit average.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch paper, to include all aspects of the research design, completed and proposed activities, timeline and resource planning, well-developed project proposal, method, literature review and conceptualization of structure of creative work and exegesis where appropriate (with due allowance for experimentation, discovery and co-development of the creative work and exegesis which may occur as the work develops) (70%)
SeminarSeminar presentation and 1000wd seminar paper
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Integrated Learning: for 17 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA4002