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ACC317 - Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

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

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Internship unit

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Monaghan

Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and may only be taken after successful completion of at least 6 core units in the course or major in which the student is enrolled. Students also require permission to enrol from the Head of Discipline and/or Unit Chair. Enrolment in an internship unit is dependent on the availability of a suitable workplace or equivalent and agreed project or program of work. 



Incompatible with:

AAV384, ACD321, ACM321, ACP321, ACV309, ALW351, ALX321

Contact hours:

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours in conjunction with host organisation.


This Internship unit, available to all students in Communication and Creative Arts courses, is a placement in a supervised workplace. Internships may be undertaken across a very wide range of communication, creative arts, media and other workplaces.  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, visual communication design, dance/performance/theatre production, film, video, television, radio, sound, animation, web design, photography, visual arts, and communications/media. Students are able to research and propose a work placement, then devising and negotiating a mutually agreed upon supervised position within a workplace environment or may apply for organised internships where available.

During the Internship students will be required to:

• develop a profile of the organization and/or communications or creative arts sector in which it sits;

• 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.

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