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THE3012 Preparing for the Entertainment Industry 2

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Preparing Entertainment Ind 2
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 : 100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Scott Alderdice

Other requisites

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 student’s last year in the program.


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.


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

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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.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 65.00
Practicum 26.00
Private Study 74.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
REFLECTIVE AUDIT 100 20 28 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.
    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.

  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:
    Not applicable.

  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.