ISSUES, METHODS AND CREATIVE PRACTICES RESEARCH

MSS4IAM

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject prepares Honours students in the Creative Arts to become highly skilled, independent researchers.  Students will develop individual projects and extend their disciplinary knowledge in weekly seminars which will include close analysis of scholarly arguments in the creative arts.  Library sessions will focus on individual projects, helping students to find relevant search terms, databases and bibliographies for their Honours projects.  Creative practice as research will be foregrounded in seminar readings and class discussions. Students will explore ethical issues and ethics approval for research projects involving participants in interviews, surveys, focus groups and creative practice. The subject is available to  Honours students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and the  BA. It is compulsory for BA students undertaking Honours in Screen Studies.

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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, 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 face-to-face.
"Timetable 4pm-7pm, preferably on Thursda"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Participation in 5 reading seminars in classDemonstrate the capacity to read and summarise scholarly arguments20 02, 03, 04
Annotated Bibliographic Essay of 3000 words40 01, 05
Critical Review Essay of 3000 words40 03, 05