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SCA4003 Research Practice B

Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Research Practice B
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 109999 - Creative Arts not elsewhere cl
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 July 2021


Examiner: Bruce Woodward


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BCAH
Enrolment is not permitted in SCA4003 if BCA8004 has been previously completed


Creative Arts practitioners and researchers design and undertake specific discipline studies or hybrid projects based on their research interests within practice-led or theoretical fields. This course allows the student researcher to critically reflect on the positioning of their creative works within established theoretical and practical models providing a context for understanding for the student’s creative field of expertise.


Students will undertake advanced research in either practice-led or theoretical pathways - developing skills and understanding of practice through intensive studio work on an individual project. This practice is directly related to, or complements the research undertaken in SCA4000 Honours Dissertation B.


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 theoretical research methodologies situated in the creative arts;
  2. Exercise critical, creative thinking and judgment to identify and solve intellectual problems independently;
  3. Use 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.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Students will develop and finalise a self-directed studio or theoretical project in their relevant field of inquiry. This may complement the research and ideas being investigated in SCA4001 Honours Dissertation 2. 90.00
2. Students will engage with methodologies relevant to their field of inquiry. 10.00

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 60.00
Directed Study 52.00
Private Study 208.00
Supervisor Consultation 10.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Studio/Theory Proposal 100 10 27 Aug 2021
Final Submission 100 90 13 Oct 2021

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities 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.
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

  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 (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:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  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

Date printed 21 July 2021