The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course forms the first part of the major creative project within the Bachelor of Creative Industries. This course will involve preparation and scoping for a substantial project related to the Creative Industries. The course provides students with an opportunity to develop professional networks, work with stakeholders and audiences, and develop skills for future employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the Creative Industries. It requires students to initiate a pilot or do foundational planning for a major (collaborative or individual) project within a professional setting. Students will manage all stages of the development of the project, including concept design, planning and resourcing.

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

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Conceive, plan, and prepare a pilot for a major project in the Creative Industries

2. Formulate ideas and practice skills and techniques learned in the program

3. Demonstrate capacity to take creative and entrepreneurial risks in a professional environment

4. Establish networks in relevant areas of the Creative Industries

5. Communicate effectively about the critical, conceptual and practical aspects of creative work in different specialisations


This course will involve working in consultation with a supervisor to prepare a substantial project in a professional context for a public audience.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in CIND3000 or CIND3001.

Assumed knowledge

CIND1000, CIND1001, CIND1002, CIND1003, CIND2000, CIND2001, CIND3000 or CIND3001

Assessment items

Presentation: Project Pitch - 10%

Interview: Creative Industries interview - 20%

Journal: Research Journal - 30%

Proposal / Plan: Proposal /Plan- 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks