Arts Practicum

Course code HUMA3003Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The Arts Practicum provides an opportunity for students within the BA program to undertake workplace experience related to their field/s of study. They will complete a supervised project in the workplace that draws upon skills acquired within the BA program and provides a project of benefit to the host organisation. This course connects the world of university study to the workplace, supplying experience in applying existing skills and the opportunity to acquire new skills and networks. It provides a practical platform for students to develop areas of study into career.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course builds upon the skills developed in HUMA1001 in career development by providing a platform for the application of these skills in the workplace. By completing a supervised project in the private or public sector workplace and documenting and reflecting upon that project, students will
1. apply knowledge, skills and competencies attained in the BA in new learning environments;
2. develop new skills linked to workplace environments;
3. develop workplace connections for future career development;
4. develop a project of value to the host organisation, gaining an understanding of workplace needs and structures and industry-specific skills and competencies;
5. gain practical experience through which to understand careers for BA graduates and their own place within those careers;
6. apply analytical and research skills in the execution and reporting of the practicum project and critically contextualise the practicum project within the relevant field of scholarship.
ContentThis course centres around students undertaking a minimum of 80 hours work on a discrete project developed within a host organisation and supervised by a member of that organisation.
In the early stages of the practicum, students will be assisted by the course coordinator in negotiating a project of benefit to the host organisation and that project will be approved at an early stage by the course coordinator.
Students will also attend three seminars: two at the beginning of the course and one at the end.
Seminar 1 will deliver instruction on organisational culture, communication networks, reflecting critically on the needs and operation of organisations and developing a practicum project of benefit to the organisation
Seminar 2 will focus on time management and resources, collaborating with colleagues, dealing productively with challenges, as well as recording, managing and organising information and applying relevant knowledge and skills to the practicum project
Seminar 3 will focus on writing a 2000 word report on the project and placement, analysing and reflecting upon the practicum experience within the relevant field of scholarship and using academic writing conventions.
Assessment: CV task (weight: 20%, graded); completion of work placement documents (not weighted nor graded); blog (weight: 30%, graded); 2,000 word written report (weight: 40%, graded); supervisor report (weight: 10%, graded).
Replacing Course(s)na
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUMA1001 is recommended for students undertaking this course, but not required.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCV task (weight: 20%, graded);

Completion of work placement documents (not weighted nor graded);

Blog (weight: 30%, graded);
Reports2,000 word written report (weight: 40%, graded);

Supervisor report (weight: 10%, graded).
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Practicum: for 80 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUMA3003