Arts Practicum

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

This 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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and associated combined programs.

Assumed Knowledge

HUMA1001 is recommended for students undertaking this course, but not required.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: CV task

Report: Written report

Contact Hours

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 80 hour(s) per Term

Individual supervision as needed during placement

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks