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ACA402 - Advanced Creative Practice B

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:P Pound

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This unit will support the creative research through a focus on aspects of student learning designed to enable self- and group-critique situations. The aim of the critiques will be to generate and drive creative production by initiating a circuit of production, critically engaged feedback, self-reflection to stimulate new research and revised creative production. From group critiques, students will be asked to identify the skills and areas of knowledge that need to be addressed in their own creative project. The critique sessions will function as a hothouse incubator designed to strengthen the links between the students’ own creative process and the potential reception and interpretation of work. This forges a stronger connection between individual arts practice and the students’ community of practice. Finally, the group-critique allows students to investigate new perspectives that will broaden their approach and focus decisions concerning the direction and effectiveness of their creative arts research project. These same skills and self-critical reflections become crucial for students looking for employment in the creative industries.

This unit builds upon the work done in ACA401 Advanced Creative Arts Practice A, which focuses on an individual’s creative formation and relationship with the history of ideas, but also emphasizes skills of critical engagement, constructive evaluation and informed interpretation necessary for practice-led research in the creative arts. This process is designed to support and complement the ongoing work done on the creative arts project with the student’s project supervisor.


Assignment 1: Two-stage critique, 4000 word equivalent, 50% (submitted in two stages: Work-in-progress and resolved work)

Assignment 2: Working Journal, 2,000 word equivalent, 25%

Assignment 3: Develop and demonstrate to your supervisor (orally) a critical engagement with your creative practice and its place within your chosen discipline area. 2000 word equivalent, 25%

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.

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