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THE3012 Preparing for the Entertainment Industry 2

Semester 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: David Burton


In order to plan entry into the arts industry discipline of their area of expertise, or to plan for post-graduate pathways of study, graduand students need to develop a sound and comprehensive macro understanding of the structures, protocols and processes of their intended sector. Depending on their intended pathway of progression, graduand students may need to develop a working understanding of principles of business practice, of professional representation, and/or options for post-graduate study.

Students enrolled in this course will be mentored by staff from their specific disciplines in developing business, entrepreneurial and strategic knowledge for effective and sustainable entry into their intended career or post-graduate pathway. Students may negotiate to complete industry entry-level work or complete an industry secondment as a part of the work necessary to complete assessment requirements for this course. The culmination of this course requires students to compile a professional portfolio that effectively represents their work, capabilities and professional standards and qualities as a resource for their entry into professional or post-graduate practice.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. critically examine the practice, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in their creative arts discipline (TLO1);
  2. produce a professional portfolio that may be assessed at the end of a degree (TLO3);
  3. present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas relevant to their specific field of practice (TLO4);
  4. develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice (TLO2);
  5. work independently and collaboratively in devising, planning and producing a body of work exemplifying professional standards of practice and outcomes (TLO5);
  6. recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in the Creative Arts discipline of their choice (TLO6).


Description Weighting(%)
1. Principles of sound business practice and/or research methodologies 15.00
2. Grant and/or proposal writing 15.00
3. Financial and budgetary processes 10.00
4. Pathways for post-graduate study and/or business plans 15.00
5. Legal and ethical considerations 15.00
6. Cultural perspectives 15.00
7. Professional bodies and representation 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Practical Practical No 40 1,2,3
Assignments Written Portfolio No 20 2,4,6
Assignments Creative Performance No 40 1,5,6
Date printed 30 June 2022