The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course introduces areas that are fundamental to Drama, Theatre, Performance, Visual Arts and/or Sound and their relationship to Creative Arts, Industries and Communities post University. Building on previous CAPA courses in which collaboration, creativity and diverse approaches to performance and event making were introduced, this course focuses on application of this knowledge to professional, industry, community and other contexts as a result of collaboration and innovation. The relationship between individual input and collaborative project design and implementation will be examined.

Areas to be explored include creative innovation, basic legal requirements such as copyright and contracts, negotiating producer/financer/creative artist relationships, project proposals and examples of organizational approaches in the creative arts and industries. The course also emphasizes the use of media and dissemination of ideas for collaborative or innovative projects and the presentation of a project to various audiences, producers and stakeholders.

Student projects may involve work integrated (WiL) or research integrated learning opportunities; projects that involve external stakeholders; group / collaborative projects; professionally oriented projects; projects based on competition or award briefs.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Effectively communicate a proposal for an achievable project appropriate to the Creative and Performing Arts, Industries and Communities.

2. Plan, implement, and complete a project for a specific context in the Creative and Performing Arts, Industries and Communities.

3. Apply basic promotional, media and management skills appropriate to a career in the Creative and Performing Arts, Industries and Communities.

4. Describe, evaluate, and communicate the impact and effectiveness of the student’s major project.


In this course students will undertake:

  • The development of Creative Industries project proposals and projects both self initiated and externally directed.
  • An exploration of approaches towards establishing and promoting a professional identity and profile as a basis for practice in the Creative Industries
  • An exploration of the organisational/management structures and attendant obligations necessary for a professional practice in the Creative Industries

Assumed knowledge

CAPA1001, CAPA2001 and CAPA3001.

Assessment items

Presentation: Proposal/Plan: Project Scoping, Planning and Pitch - 40%

Project: Substantial documentation, presentation and direct assessment of project by course tutor - 40%

Report: Written assignment - 20%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 3