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ALX321 - Creative Industries Internship


2014 unit information

Offering information:

Please note that in Trimester 3 only, the Dance stream option and the Professional & Creative Writing stream option are not available.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Bruch

Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of 6 units in the specific discipline major sequence. Students also require permission from the discipline supervisor:

Animation and Motion Capture: Adrian Bruch

Dance: Sally Gardner

Drama: Yoni Prior

Film and Television: Liz Baulch

Photography: Dan Armstrong

Professional and Creative Writing: Robin Freeman

Visual Arts: Cameron Bishop (Waurn Ponds), Simon Grennan (Burwood)

Visual Communication: Tonya Meyrick



Incompatible with:

AAV384, ACD321, ACM321, ACP321, ACV309, and ALW351

Contact hours:

This is a Work Experience in Industry  (WEI) unit, where the placement amounts to approximately 100 hours.


Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and enrolment is subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should look at the Faculty Student Mobility website information (http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/internships/) and are strongly advised to complete the pre internship modules: https://d2l.deakin.edu.au/login.asp?target=/d2l/lms/legacy/selfregistration.d2l?ou=6605  Once the modules are completed then contact the relevant discipline supervisor before making an application to enrol.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


A Creative Arts Internship is a placement in a supervised workplace. Internships may be undertaken across a range of creative arts industries. These disciplines include creative and professional writing, graphic arts, media arts, performing arts, and visual arts. Possible placements for an internship include: activities associated with creative arts industry sectors, corporate/government/community organizations, associations and practitioners involved in the fields of writing/publishing/editing, graphic design, dance/performance/theatre production, film, video, television, radio, sound, animation, web design, photography, visual arts, and communications/media. Students are responsible for researching and selecting a work placement, and then devising and negotiating a mutually agreed upon supervised project and/or a supervised position within a workplace environment.

During the Internship students will be required to:

• develop a profile of the organization or creative industry sector

• outline a sequence of specified tasks, develop a project/folio/product, and assess the process and • outcomes of the project and/or Internship experience through a written report and/or oral presentation.


Workplace Research 40% (1600 words or equivalent) This may include a combination of written research activities, such as an industry or organisation profile and/or practitioner interviews.

Project/activities report 60% (2400 words or equivalent) This may include a combination of a folio, presentation, performance, showreel, student journal or reflective essay.

Assessment requirements are tailored to specific creative industry sectors. Students are required to negotiate details of their assessments with their discipline supervisor.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.