The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course prepares students for the careers in the creative industries by providing opportunities to undertake a professional placement in an internal university-run studio. During the placement they will develop professional skills and practices appropriate to their chosen profession and experience the dynamics, discourses, practices and realities of working in a professional environment. Direction is provided onsite by a placement supervisor

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate the ability to apply creative and technical skills learned in their degree to a relevant industry placement

2. Present solutions to briefs in a manner commensurate with industry standards and respond to feedback on these, through the implementation of reflective and/ or iterative processes

3. Critically evaluate issues facing visual communication practitioners in day-today practice.

4. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate in a team with colleagues when responding to client briefs.


  1. Record, report and critically reflect on placement.
  2. Develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates participation and experiential learning.
  3. Evaluate aspects of their field of creative professional practice with peers and professional practitioners.
  4. Develop professional skills that can be used in client-facing situations such as appropriate communication methods, presenting to clients and responding to client feedback.

Assessment items

Journal: Online Journal Entries

Presentation: Presentation

Report: Final Report

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 80 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 40 hour(s) per Term Full Term