BCA3002 Arts Business Practice
|Semester 1, 2013 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Version produced :||21 July 2014|
Examiner: Scott Alderdice
Moderator: Kyle Jenkins
Students MUST be enrolled in the BCA and normally be completing their final year of study. Approval for special consideration to enrol in this course (for non-BCA students) must be obtained from the BCA Coordinator.
Students must have completed appropriate discipline-specific courses in their chosen creative arts discipline (advice should be sought from the BCA Coordinator or Discipline Head) prior to enrolment in this course
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course should be completed during the studentís last year in the program.
The modern professional artist requires a sound working knowledge of business practice, industry protocols and the diverse range of government obligations pertaining to their work.
This course introduces students to procedures for planning, funding, managing and marketing their arts practice.
On completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:
- academic and professional literacy through interpreting and applying the professional and governmental responsibilities appropriate to their practice;
- organisational and planning skills in developing an industry entry-level competency in pursuing funding and properly managing the commercial outcomes of their practice;
- creativity and initiative in appraising and modifying a comprehensive business plan for launching a career in the area of their discipline;
- skills in problem solving in order to develop greater levels of interpersonal and professional development.
|1.||Business plans and project development||15.00|
|2.||Grant application writing||15.00|
|3.||Basic accountancy and budgets||10.00|
|4.||Business structures and small business management||15.00|
Government statutory obligations
Legals and insurances
Intellectual property and copyright
Taxation and GST
|7.||Promotions and delivery modes||15.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=BCA3002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Website: http:// www.arts.qld.gov.au.
Jeffrey, T 2006, Film business: a handbook for producers, 3rd edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW.
Jenner, M & Silvester, M 2006, Workbook to accompany accounting: an introduction, 3rd edn, Prentice-Hall, Frenchs Forest, NSW.
Rutter, P 2011, The Music Industry Handbook, Routledge, UK.
Summers, J, Gardiner, M, Lamb, G, Hair, J & McDaniel, C 2005, Essentials of marketing, 2nd edn, Thompson Learning, South Melbourne, Victoria.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS REPORT||100||20||30 Mar 2013|
|FUNDING APPLICATION||100||40||09 May 2013|
|BUSINESS STRATEGY||100||40||13 Jun 2013|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the studentsí responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To successfully complete an individual assessment item, a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks .
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a studnet must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the
There is no examination in this course
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.
Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner
In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).
If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.
The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.
Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.
Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Make up), IS (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination) or ISM (Incomplete -Supplementary Examination and Make up). A temporary grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.
Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).
Students may be assigned an "Incomplete" grade to signify that all the requirements of the course have not yet been met. Students who are graded "I" can pass the course by successfully completing such additional work as prescribed by the examiner by a given date. Students who have been awarded an IM, ISM, IDM or IDB grade must access information regarding further work to be completed, in the Student Centre of U Connect. The Grades Page in the Student Centre contains information about further work to be completed. Students who have not completed the additional work to the satisfaction of the examiner by the given date will receive the appropriate Failing grade.