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NM2001 - Creative Industries

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Available to all students

The creative industries sector is regarded as one of the fastest growing areas of economic activity worldwide, both in developing and developed economies. This subject explores the nature of the creative industries, considers the key stakeholders involved, and explores future trends and opportunities relevant to creative artists. In addition to developing a deep understanding of this area of activity, students undertake research and networking activities that provide them with opportunities to benchmark their artistic practice, reflect on areas needing development, as well as develop greater insights into the different career types and paths common to this area. This subject culminates with an internship where students have the opportunity to apply their learning to specific areas of industry practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Indepth knowledge about the nature of the creative industries sector;
  • an understanding of career types and theories applicable to the creative industries sector;
  • a network of new industry contacts obtained through research, networking and the completion of an internship.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
CV3001 GA3020 PT3010 NM3101


Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Classes are held in weeks 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13)
Coord/Lect: Professor Ryan Daniel.
Workload expectations:
  • 5 hours lectures - 1 hour each week in weeks 1,4,7,10 and 13
  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hours each week in weeks 1,4,7,10 and 13
Assessment: supervised industry research project (60%); assignments (20%); internship reflection (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Ryan Daniel.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: supervised industry research project (60%); assignments (20%); internship reflection (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.