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BCA3000 BCA Project A

Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: BCA Project A
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 109999 - Creative Arts not elsewhere cl
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Janet McDonald

Other requisites

Students MUST be enrolled in the BCA or BEDU and normally be completing their final year of study. Approval for special consideration to under 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.

This course may be used in conjunction with project development taking place in the course Arts Business Practice (BCA3002).

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

This course should be completed during the student’s last year in the program.


This course seeks to explore at an advanced level the intersection between theory and practice in the creative arts. All 3rd year students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts will undertake this course to place them on a pathway to research, practice, performance and industry connection.


This course seeks to explore at an advanced level the intersection between theory and practice in the creative arts. The emphasis will be primarily on practice with a view to identifying and articulating the discoveries made through experiential methodologies in order to develop discipline expertise in the Creative Arts student.


On completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. self management and utilisation of cultural and critical literacies that can: identify, locate, access and utilise research and source materials/requirements for theoretical and/or applied projects (TLO 5, TLO2)
  2. academic written and oral communication through and engage scholarly approaches to articulate a coherent approach to the development of particular theoretical and/or applied creative arts projects (TLO 2, TLO 5)
  3. evaluate and engage discipline and professional literacy in the identification and articulation in diverse approaches to contemporary theoretical and/or applied creative arts practice (TLO1, TLO 4)
  4. recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in the Creative Arts (TLO 6).


Description Weighting(%)
1. Topics will be determined in consultation with staff from the discipline areas of the BCA program. Topics will be based on actual community and/or artistic projects taking place during the semester, or will be designed to generate experimental applications of practice. A suite of projects will be available in the first class of the semester. 100.00

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). (

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To be advised.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
These will be advised on the basis of the topics determined within specific discipline or hybrid disciplines.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 26.00
Independent Study 139.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PROJECT PROPOSAL 100 20 25 Mar 2019
WORK IN PROGRESS 100 20 03 May 2019
FINAL PROJECT 100 50 07 Jun 2019

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ 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.

    On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. 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 course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. 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

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.

  2. Students will work in conjunction with a supervisor who comes from the staff at the School of Creative Arts. Students are encouraged to develop hybrid projects across arts disciplines which may mean they work through their project with more than one supervisor.

  3. External students are expected to make connection with staff from their discipline area to discuss and develop their project in accordance with the assessment for this course.