ISSUES, METHODS AND CREATIVE PRACTICES RESEARCH

MSS4IAM

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject aims to deepen student knowledge of disciplinary issues in screen arts and research methods. Students will extend their disciplinary knowledge by leading a 3-hour seminar on a current issue in screen arts. Students will also develop their research skills, improve their citation and annotation skills, address ethical questions and research methods. Student projects for this subject will take either a creative or theoretical pathway. Theoretical project: students undertake further research to develop their topic into a significant and feasible research question and project. Creative project: students will explore creative practice as research, with the aim of understanding practical research and its articulation with conceptual issues in Screen Arts. Students will discuss exegetical writing for the practice based thesis. The subject is available to students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and BA Screen Studies major. It is compulsory for all BA major in Screen Studies Honours students.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA or AHCA or AHMS or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST4IAM or CST5IAM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a core subject for Honours.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStyle: Ten Lessons in Clarity & GracePrescribedWilliams, Joseph M 1999LONGMAN
ReadingsThe Craft of Research (third edition)PrescribedBooth, Wayne., Columb, Gregory G., & Williams, Joseph M.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 2008

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop advanced research skills in the discipline.

Activities:
Participate in workshop by library to develop advanced research skills, using databases and relevant search terms.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Expand knowledge of relevant research methodologies in screen theory and creative practice.

Activities:
Workshop project proposals in class and develop an individual project exploring a relevant theoretical or creative methodology.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Advanced ability to evaluate key concepts and debates in screen, sound and performance theory and creative arts practice.

Activities:
Reading and viewing of written and audio-visual texts on a contemporary issue in screen, sound and performance studies and related fields of creative practice. Critical review essay or creative project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Advanced ability to recognise and reflect on cultural and ethical issues. and apply local and international perspectives to Screen theory and Creative practice.

Activities:
Participation in seminars, presentation of local and international screen, sound and performance texts, application of diverse perspectives to creative arts practices.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Advanced ability to communicate in written and spoken forms.

Activities:
Working independently (on line & in class) and in teams to workshop individual Honours and MA proposals in ways that are attentive to ethical concerns and cultural awareness and the need to continue to work in teams in life long activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,000-word equiv in class presentation of developing a theoretical or creative arts project10 02
1,000-word equivalent seminar on a selected screen, sound or performance textDemonstrating understanding of theories of creative practice as research10 03, 04
3,500-word critical review essay50 01, 02, 03, 05
2100-word annotated bibliography/ongoing research projectDemonstrating advanced database research skills and project development skills30 01, 03, 05