Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CACS101
Subject Name Contemporary Creative Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment 1.Assignment: Research Skills Worksheet 30% 2.Presentation: Class Presentation 25% 3.Essay: Research Essay 45%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Malcolm Whittaker
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Malcolm Whittaker
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to a range of aesthetic, critical and philosophical ideas pertinent to the creative arts. It asks students to consider the key concepts, frameworks and movements that have informed these ideas, while providing a sound historical basis for better understanding the state of contemporary practice. The subject equips students with academic literacy skills that will help them engage with practitioners and theorists from a range of creative disciplines, including Creative Writing, Visual Art, Performance, Music, and Graphic Design.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Situate their creative practice within a broader historical context
2. Assess a range of creative works from diverse disciplines
3. Apply research skills to a broad range of creative situations and experiences
4. Understand key factors influencing contemporary creative practice

Textbook Information
A reading list will be supplied at the start of the semester.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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