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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesParticipate in workshop by library to develop advanced research skills, using databases and relevant search terms. Workshop project proposals in class and develop an individual project exploring a relevant theoretical or creative methodology. 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. Participation in seminars, presentation of local and international screen, sound and performance texts, application of diverse perspectives to creative arts practices. 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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsCST5IAM OR CST4IAM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is a core subject for Honours.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity & Grace

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWilliams, Joseph M





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Craft of Research

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBooth, Wayne., Columb, Gregory G., & Williams, Joseph M.


Edition/Volumethird edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop advanced research skills in the discipline.
02. Expand knowledge of relevant research methodologies in screen theory and creative practice.
03. Advanced ability to evaluate key concepts and debates in screen, sound and performance theory and creative arts practice.
04. Advanced ability to recognise and reflect on cultural and ethical issues. and apply local and international perspectives to Screen theory and Creative practice.
05. Advanced ability to communicate in written and spoken forms.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Timetable 4pm-7pm, preferably on Thursday


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Participation in 5 reading seminars in class (1500 words equivalent) Demonstrate the capacity to read and summarise scholarly arguments

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Annotated Bibliographic Essay of 3000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO5

Critical Review Essay of 3000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO5