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ALX321 - Creative Industries Internship

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
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:

(B, G, W, X)

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 specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support on their campus for further information. Students must consult with the Unit Chair or relevant Assessment Panel member before enrolling in this unit: 

Media Arts: Adrian Bruch, Lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Professional and Creative Writing: Robin Freeman, Senior lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Dance: Sally Gardner, Lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Visual Communication: Meghan Kelly, Lecturer,  School of Communication and Creative Arts
Drama: Yoni Prior, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Visual Arts: Rob Haysom, Lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts

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.


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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% (2000 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% (3000 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-specific Assessment Panel representative.

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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