Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Students will undertake a project based on the creative, professional skills and practices acquired during their program of study and will develop and display their creative, professional skills and practices through a focussed body of work. Direction is provided by an academic project supervisor.

Student projects may include, but are not limited to: theoretical explorations and reviews; speculative design practices; professionally oriented projects; work-integrated learning and research-integrated learning opportunities; group / collaborative projects; external stakeholder based projects

Availability2022 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Plan, scope and resource a creative, professional project

2. Display critical and creative thinking skills by participating in the execution of a project in the creative and cultural industries

3. Articulate, in oral and written forms, contemporary creative and cultural practices in relation to their project

4. Produce products and/or materials and participate in activities at an appropriate standard

5. Analyse and evaluate their knowledge, skills and practices in the project production


  • The student will be required to present a detailed pitch that describes the scope, duration and outputs of the project.
  • The student will undertake the approved project and will maintain a production journal by posting weekly updates on the course Blackboard site discussion forum.
  • At a time agreed with the academic project supervisor, the student will present a Work-In-Progress seminar. This seminar will detail work undertaken to date and present a timeline to completion.
  • The student will, in a final seminar presentation, present the outcomes of their project.

A student's willingness to take responsibility, be resourceful, show initiative and willingness to complete assigned tasks will be reflected in assessment through the debriefing process with the academic project supervisor. The student's placement supervisor will also supply a report on the student's performance.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of 50 units at 2000 level or above

Assessment items

Professional Task: Project Pitch Submission 20% *

Journal: Blog Postings 40% *

Professional Task: Project Report & Presentation 40%

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks starting in week 1

Lectures will be held in weeks 1, 3 and 12.

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 3

Projects must be arranged by the student, so it does not negatively impact on study/participation obligations for other courses being undertaken.

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.