Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This is the second part of the thesis/project component of the Creative Industries Honours year, the other being CIND4003. 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.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CAPA4003, CMNS4150, DESN4240, MUSI4604 and NHIL4004. Students who have successfully completed CAPA4003, CMNS4150, DESN4240, MUSI4604 or NHIL4004 are not eligible to enrol in CIND4004.

Learning outcomes

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 exegesis or thesis 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, CMNS4150, DESN4240, MUSI4604, NHIL4004.

Students must be active in

Bachelor of Music (Honours) [10809] or

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours) [11254] or

Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours) [11532] or

Bachelor of Communication (Honours) [11584] or

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [40209].

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Project: Final Thesis/ Creative Work with Exegesis/ WIL with Exegesis 100%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Supervisor will arrange regular consultations with the student with the frequency 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.