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SCA2001 Cultural Responsibilities and Creative Communities

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


The impact of creative work on and in communities is often long lasting and profound for participants. Taking responsibility for developing culture projects that are safe, genuine and efficacious is vital to working within communities. Cultural sensitivity and creative intent enables adaptable behaviours to promote cultural fluency across and between diverse contexts. The ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts is essential for all artists and professionals working in communities.

Working in communities is part agency, part advocacy and possessing the insight and or practice in cultural intelligence assists in connecting communities together. This course seeks to deliberately and strategically model culturally responsible practices to enliven students’ abilities to integrate multiple perspectives into their communities in order to guide and promote innovation and wellbeing through immersive and engaged practice.

This course will develop student awareness around the advocacy and agency that may be produced where creative and culturally responsible practice is applied in community contexts. The design and management of cultural responsibility, reflective practices, and sensitive collaborative strategies will be discussed in order to increase student abilities to consider people "other" than themselves when working in communities, for the promotion of innovation and wellbeing. Students will learn how to understand their own inherent biases to raise their awareness of the values, ideas and sensitivities of people "other" than themselves. Students will undertake a range of authentic assessments designed to develop their capacity for work in communities upon graduation.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023