Communication, Creativity & Cultural Production

Description

Students will analyse competing theoretical frameworks and study various individual and collective creative practices as well as discuss methods of enhancing creativity. They will examine and analyse the issues associated with creativity and cultural production such as originality and authenticity, the notion of individual genius, and possible limitations placed upon creative freedom by culture industries. On completion, students will have gained an understanding of creativity as it applies to professional careers in radio, film and television, journalism, audio and other spheres of cultural production.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a competent level of familiarity with the theoretical positions on creativity and cultural production;

2. Examine and analyse the issues associated with creativity and cultural production and study the constraining and enabling factors that provide predispositions for creative action;

3. Understand creativity in practical careers in radio, film, journalism, photography, sound production, television and other spheres of cultural production.

Content

The course will examine:

  1. Theories on creativity and cultural production;
  2. The debates surrounding these positions and the conceptual and practical production strategies in the creation of radio drama and features, video projects, music recordings, journalism, photographic works and other forms of cultural production.

The syllabus provides opportunity for students to develop skills in critical analysis as a means of enhancing their creativity.
 

Assumed Knowledge

60 units at 2000 level

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Research Exercise

Participation: Participation and Contribution

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Essay: Major Essay

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term