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BCA8004 Theory in Practice B

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Theory in Practice B
Units : 2
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

Staffing

Examiner: Bruce Woodward

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BCAH or MARA or MSTA

Rationale

BCA8004 allows students to further advance and finalise their individual discipline study from BCA8003. This course allows the student researcher to finalise the critical reflection of where they position their creative works within established theoretical and practical models providing a context for understanding for the student’s creative field of expertise.

Synopsis

Students are able to finalise advanced research, both practical and theoretical, within both a practice-led (developing skills and understanding of practice through intensive studio work on an individual project) or theoretical (developing conceptual skills and understanding of research through intensive work on an individual project based on theoretical outcomes) pathway. Both options are directly related to, and complement the research undertaken and finalised in HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B.

Objectives

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

  1. explore a highly individual and developed range of professional/studio research skills and or research methodologies situated in the creative arts
  2. exercise critical, creative thinking and judgment to identify and solve intellectual problems independently related to the finalisation of the studio or theoretical research
  3. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the historical, ideological, critical, and ethical perspectives/discourses in the creative arts, in traditional, hybrid and contemporary cultural and social contexts
  4. communicate through a clear presentation and articulation of complex knowledge and ideas related to the finalisation of the studio or theoretical research.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. 1. Practice-led: students will develop and finalise a self-directed studio project in their relevant field of inquiry and this will complement the research and ideas being investigated in HMT4002 Dissertation B.
(or)
Theoretical: students will develop and finalise a self-directed theoretical project in their relevant field of inquiry and this will complement the research and ideas being investigated in HMT4002 Dissertation B.
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). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=BCA8004)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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.
Campany, D 2007, The cinematic (Whitechapel: documents of contemporary art), MIT Press, Massachusetts.
deClercq, T & Temperley, D 2011, A corpus analysis of rock harmony: popular music.
(30, 47-70.)
Lechte, J 2007, Fifty key contemporary thinkers; from structuralism to post-humanism (Routledge key guides), 2nd edn, Routledge, London.
Stiles, K & Selz P (eds) 2012, Theories and documents of contemporary art: a sourcebook of artists' writings, 2nd edn, University of California Press, Berkeley.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 60.00
Directed Study 52.00
Private Study 166.00
Supervisor Consultation 52.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
WORK IN PROGRESS 100 20 26 Aug 2019
FINAL SUBMISSION 100 80 25 Oct 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 satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the 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 items for 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 http://policy.usq.edu.au.