Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Students will learn the fundamentals of collaborative creative research and enquiry, and how to identify a purposeful group project or collaborative opportunity. They will participate in constructive co-design processes and present their ideas to peers.

Through journaling and reflecting on their experiences in a collaborative framework, students will develop an understanding of creativity in action and the challenges and opportunities of working together. Students will also begin to contextualise their own creative values, goals and agency within creative practice.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CIND2000. Students who have successfully completed CIND2000 are not eligible to enrol in CIND1004.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe a range of different interpretations of creativity and how they impact on collaboration

2. Reflect on and analyse group dynamics and collaborative processes

3. Provide evidence of creative research and outcomes in a range of formats

4. Employ strategies for effective, ethical and productive collaborations


Topics will include:

  • Creative research: what does it look like?
  • Originality, appropriation and authenticity
  • Creative agency and subjectivity
  • Influence and creative exchange
  • Ethics and power relations in the collaborative process
  • Multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-cultural creative practice
  • Roles and responsibilities within creative teams



Students who have successfully completed CIND2000 cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Portfolio: Portfolio of Collaborative Tasks (30%) *

Online Learning Activity: Weekly/Fortnightly Blogs (35%) *

Project: Final Collaborative Group Project (35%)

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 7


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.