This is the first part of the thesis/project component of the Creative Industries Honours year, the other being CIND4004. The honours project gives students the opportunity to put the skills they have acquired over the course of their undergraduate studies into advanced practice in the form of a substantial research project. This project can be in one of three formats:
1) Academic, 2) Practice-based Practice-led or 3) Work-Integrated Learning
Across its three options, the two project courses of the Honours year are intended to develop and strengthen professional skills, challenge students intellectually, and round off their undergraduate studies with higher-level independent studies designed to be useful in many fields of future endeavour.
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.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
This course replaces the following course(s): CAPA4003, CMNS4140, DESN4230, MUSI4604 and NHIL4003. Students who have successfully completed CAPA4003, CMNS4140, DESN4230, MUSI4604 or NHIL4003 are not eligible to enrol in CIND4003.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Articulate research findings using appropriate discipline specific communication skills.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues and concepts relating to the chosen field of study.
3. Interpret and critically analyse data or practice-based outcomes.
4. Produce an extended piece of research designed to set up and defend the intellectual position taken by the researcher/creative practitioner.
5. Present a well-designed written thesis, creative work with exegesis or WIL with exegesis to a research and professional standard.
This project can be in one of three formats:
Option 1) Academic
Option 2) Practice-based Practice-led
Option 3) Work-Integrated Learning
Students cannot enrol in this course if they have previously successfully completed
CAPA4003, CMNS4140, DESN4230, MUSI4604, NHIL4003.
Students must be active in
Bachelor of Music (Honours)  or
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours)  or
Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours)  or
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)  or
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) .
Project: Final Thesis/ Creative Work with Exegesis/ WIL with Exegesis 100%
Newcastle City Precinct
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
The Supervisor will be responsible for arranging regular consultations with the student, the frequency will be agreed early in the student's candidature.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for 12 Weeks starting in week 2
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.