Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course provides students with an overview of some of the key philosophical and methodological issues that underpin research in the creative industries and broader research practices. A range of practice-based methodologies is examined in the context of the applications of these methods to academic and professional research. Emphasis is given to the critique of research techniques, their underlying theoretical assumptions as well as ethical considerations for research.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 1 - 2018

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop an advanced knowledge of the research paradigms appropriate to the creative industries

2. Evaluate and apply research methods relevant to professional practice in the creative industries

3. Demonstrate reflexivity within research practice

4. Identify and apply professional ethical standards of research appropriate to the field of study

5. Critique and appraise relevant literature


  • A review and elaboration of some of the key philosophical and methodological issues in academic research practice.
  • A review of professional research practices employed in the creative industries.
  • An examination of practice-based research methodologies.
  • Ethical considerations for research

Assessment items

Presentation: Presentation 20%

Journal: Written Assignment 40%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Project 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and WebLearn GradSchool

Self-Directed Learning

Online 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term