ESSENTIAL STUDIES 1

VPA1ES1

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Essential Studies 1 focuses on building the foundations with academic skills, techniques and capacities to achieve throughout the degree course to enable a creative arts practice. It is a core subject that is aligned with the graduate capabilities of the creative arts graduate of La Trobe University.

Contextualised for creative practice, this subject develops and broadens academic study skills, writing, and research methods, by establishing skills vital to contemporary creative arts practitioners to enhance and extend critical and reflective practice. This acquisition of academic skills, techniques and capacities is enabled by engagement through creative practice. By developing analytical and self-reflective writing skills for creative practices, acquiring digital image skills and techniques, and exploring research methodologies to apply to the interactions and relationships between ideas, words, text, and images essential for effective visual communication in the 21st Century.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNeil Fettling

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions CORE subject for ABCAB (all majors) and ABCAM (all majors)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop, design, control, edit and create vector and pixel based artwork (for print and web applications)

Activities:
Lecture/workshop. Self directed study. Problem based learning activities. Peer review.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

02. Develop fundamental academic study skills required to research and write in the Creative Arts disciplines.

Activities:
Lecture/workshop. Self directed study. Problem based learning activities. Shared writing activities. Peer review.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Present design text and visual material in a developing professional manner contextualised to own industry focus.

Activities:
Lecture/workshop. Self directed study. Problem based learning activities. Shared writing activities. Peer review.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Analyse professional practices to develop an understanding of contemporary creative arts practices in industry.

Activities:
Lecture/workshop. Self directed study. Problem based learning activities. Shared writing activities. Peer review.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNeil Fettling

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
.Assessment 1: Image and Text (equ 1000 words)Concentrating on developing practice based image making25 01, 02, 03
Assessment 2: Image and TEXT 2: (equ 1000 words)Concentrating on developing academic and creative practice based texts25 01, 02, 03
Assessment 3: Folio; Text and Image: (equ 2000 words)Folio; Text and Image: Explorations, including a compare and contrast essay: (1000 words), presented supporting image and text with research development and experimental support work. (Equ. 1000 word)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNeil Fettling

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
.Assessment 1: Image and Text (equ 1000 words)Concentrating on developing practice based image making25 01, 02, 03
Assessment 2: Image and TEXT 2: (equ 1000 words)Concentrating on developing academic and creative practice based texts25 01, 02, 03
Assessment 3: Folio; Text and Image: (equ 2000 words)Folio; Text and Image: Explorations, including a compare and contrast essay: (1000 words), presented supporting image and text with research development and experimental support work. (Equ. 1000 word)50 01, 02, 03, 04