Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

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.

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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Summer 2 - 2021.

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 to day 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 - 20%

Presentation: Presentation - 40%

Report: Final Report - 40%

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.