Creative and Performing Arts Honours 3: Research Project/Thesis

Course code CAPA4003Units 40Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course will involve the preparation, production and presentation of a substantial research project on a topic related to the Creative and Performing Arts. It is designed for students who reach a high level of academic achievement within the undergraduate program and external students of comparable ability. The course provides students with the opportunity to prepare for future work in research and/or critically supported performance or creative arts practice. Areas of research may potentially include any topic within the Creative and Performing Arts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:

- detailed understanding of the key issues and concepts relating to their chosen field of study;

- detailed knowledge of materials and sources relating to their chosen field of study;

- ability to critically analyse and historically contextualise ideas relevant to their research project;

- ability to formulate and develop a research study through a suitable research method

- ability to complete an extended research thesis or dissertation at Honours level OR a written exegesis with an accompanying creative project at Honours level;
ContentThis course will involve the preparation and production of a substantial thesis. The overall thesis may consist of a research thesis OR a creative work and exegesis. The student will be required to undertake independent research on a topic of their choice within the Creative and Performing Arts field in consultation with an appropriate supervisor and subject to approval by the Program convenor.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM4003, DRAM4004, ARTC4502 & ARTC4503
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe Bachelor of Arts (Honours) requires successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science or equivalent, with a major in a field relevant to their proposed Honours study and at least a credit average in the field of their undergraduate program.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)A substantial research project comprising either a creative project with accompanying written exegesis OR a written dissertation of thesis length. (approximately 14,000-18,000 wds or equivalent)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA4003