Creative practice, communication and design

Course Description
Beginning acting A course for beginners and drama students, which focuses on craft, imagination development, improvisation and the voice.
Digital storytelling Learn the foundations for creating and using the tool of digital storytelling.
Fashion illustration for beginners This course will provide you with the foundations for creating a portfolio of fashion illustration using industry-standard design software.
Introduction to social media An overview of social media tools and how to use them to promote issues and agendas.
Public speaking: making meaningful messages In this course you will learn the strategies that established speakers use to plan and deliver talks and speeches.
Social media marketing tools for business Advanced sessions on how social media channels can be used as part of a complete marketing program for a business.
Stepping off a cliff: starting your first novel An introductory course for first-time novelists to learn the elements of writing.

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Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
DFB102 Introduction to Fashion This unit provides an introduction to some of the complexities of the fashion system and is intended to provide a base for students who wish to pursue further studies in fashion.…
DFB203 Sustainability: The Materiality of Fashion This unit provides an introduction to the environmental, ethical and social issues connected to the production and consumption of fashion, and is intended to provide a base for students who wish to pursue further studies in fashion.…
DFB302 Fashion Visualisation This unit provides introductory skills and knowledge to effectively communicate visual fashion ideas (including technical drawings), using both hand techniques and graphic software.…
DFB303 Unspeakable Beauty: A History of Fashion This unit introduces you to the history of Western fashion from the 14th century to the 21st century. The unit will guide you to understanding key aesthetic changes in the history of fashion, the role of fashion in defining social and cultural identity, and how fashion is a significant form…
DFB304 Fashion and Costume in Film In this unit we study the relationship between fashion and its dissemination through visual culture. Magazines, film, photography, television and new media have been fundamental to the dissemination of fashion information, the construction of stardom and femininity, and to the development of the fashion industry. This unit examines two creative…
DFB402 Fashion Design: 1950 to Now This unit provides an understanding of key theories and approaches to fashion design in the 20th and 21st centuries. It builds on knowledge gained in DFB102 Introduction to Fashion and DFB303 Unspeakable Beauty: A History of Fashion and prepares you for further studies in Fashion including DFB602 Critical Fashion Studies.…
DXB503 Design Thinking Do you want to change the world, to make a difference? Do you have what it takes to imagine a different future - to dream up new and innovative approaches to solving complex problems? Do you want to work with a team of like-minded students from across the university? If…
KCB101 Media and Communication Texts This unit introduces you to foundational ideas in the study of communication. It covers key questions of textual analysis, practice, and context. Drawing extensively on examples of popular communication practice from contemporary society, the unit aims to impart an understanding of communication ecologies, processes, systems, and modes within the wider…
KCB102 Media Mythbusting This unit explores a variety of key myths, controversies and debates surrounding the relationship between media and society. It investigates the historical foundations, cultural context and factual accuracy of a series of ‘common sense’ arguments regarding how different kinds of media have or have not affected the way our society…
KCB103 Strategic Speech Communication This unit emphasises both the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion, which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership skills you need to become articulate presenters…
KCB104 Media and Communication: Industries A contemporary understanding of the cultural and economic significance of media and communication industries is a vital foundation for scholarship and professional practice in the media and communications industries. This unit surveys the political economies of print and electronic media industries, as well as advertising and public relations. It considers…
KCB105 Inquiry in Media and Communication The research process (define problem, collect relevant information, analyse information, formulate conclusions/outcomes) underlies many decisions that confront media and communication professionals. This subject introduces foundational research skills and contextualises them with a number of media and communication problems. The unit will involve qualitative and quantitative research methods including content analysis,…
KCB106 Media in a Globalised World This unit aims to enhance students' understanding of how shifting patterns of global media production and consumption are changing the ways we understand ourselves and our place in the world. The unit introduces students to theories of media globalisation, as well as to key concepts through which the effects of…
KCB203 Consumption Matters: Consumer Cultures and Identity A knowledge of and ability to research consumer cultures is essential to those working in the Creative Industries: it is crucial to understand the ways in which consumption actively shapes not only media and production industries, but also the value and meanings of products themselves. This unit requires you to…
KCB205 Professional Communication Professional Communication aims to enhance your career prospects by developing a significant understanding of communication dynamics between individuals and groups in organisational settings. The unit will sharpen your practical and critical skills in situation analysis, project proposal development and reporting, formal document production, professional presentations, and workplace communication practices. Although…
KCB206 Social Media, Self and Society From social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to blogs and YouTube, the number of individuals and organisations in contemporary societies who use social media technologies to shape, (re)form and sustain their identities is on the rise. This unit introduces students to key issues, tools and considerations for contemporary…
KCB302 Political Communication This unit provides an overview of the theory and professional practices of political and governmental communication, especially through the media and communications industries. The unit examines contemporary and historical political issues and communications in Australia and internationally from the perspectives of democratic theory, media influence, strategic image and issue management,…
KDB105 Architecture of the Body This unit focuses on experiential awareness of the body, including an introduction to a working knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and the movement potential of the body, both in theory and practice…
KDB106 Dance Analysis This unit includes a study of the analysis of dance through a concentration on the dance as text and a study of various international historical and contemporary works.…
KDB107 Foundations in Improvisation and Choreographic Practice This unit offers you an introduction to the fundamentals of Improvisation and Choreographic Practice. Throughout this unit you will participate in a series of studio-based laboratories that seek to enliven an experiential understanding of the body in dance and explore different practices and processes that cultivate tools for dance making.…
KDB108 World Dance This unit includes exposure to a range of culturally specific dance styles through practical workshops and theoretical studies which provide contextual background to the styles taught.…
KDB109 Funk, Tap and All That Jazz American and Western European popular and music theatre dances from the late 1900s to the present form the content base of this unit, drawing on three of the following styles: funk, tap, jazz and/or hip-hop. Dance technique and style pertinent to each dance form is taught in the practical classes,…
KDB110 Deconstructing Dance in History This unit includes a study of various international historical and contemporary contexts of dance as art. It focuses on romanticism, classicism, modernism and postmodernism.…
KDB113 Dance Studies This unit will give you an introduction to the diverse field of dance studies. Through encountering relevant theory and reflecting on live and recorded dance performances, the unit will equip you with critical frameworks through which you can interrogate various aesthetic codes and relevant issues relating to dance in a…
KDB123 Dance Legacies This unit will introduce you to the dance legacies that underscore dance practice. It will contextualise aesthetic dance codes from the Western, Indigenous Australian, and wider Asia pacific region. Through encountering relevant theory and reflecting on live and recorded dance performances, you will be supported to critically interrogate how these…
KDB204 Australian Dance This unit includes a study of the ritual, artistic and social functions of dance in contemporary Australian society.…
KDB208 Integrated Professional Skills This is an integrated program building specific practical and psychological skills and strategies for career development and enhancement.…
KDB210 Dance Composition This unit offers you an introduction to the fundamentals of Dance Composition through exploring a range of choreographic practices. The emphasis will be on understanding the tools available for composing dancing and utilising these to develop successful choreographic outcomes. Through studio-based shared practice sessions and reflecting on readings and performance…
KDB222 World Dance This unit aims to develop your sensitivity, curiosity, and knowledge of cultural diversity and protocols, through participating in dance styles from around the world and learning about their contexts. Through practical classes you will gain an experiential understanding of the dance styles, which will be contextualised through lectorials and reflective…
KDB225 Music Theatre Skills This unit provides students with an introduction to practical skills development in acting, dance and singing for music theatre.…
KDB231 Latin Dance Party Latin American Dance styles make an important contribution to a Dance practitioner's skills portfolio. Further, as an enjoyable and healthy form of social interaction, knowing how to dance these styles is a broadly applicable life skill.…
KJB101 Computational Journalism This unit acquaints you with the uses journalists make of computers in their work: for word-processing, personal information management, time management, and gathering information for stories and journalism assignments by searching online and CD-ROM databases, by analysing public records with spreadsheets and by using email to interview sources found on…
KJB102 Introduction to Journalism, Media and Communication This unit introduces you to core concepts and key knowledge essential for subsequent study in Journalism, and Media & Communication. It combines teaching about media organisations with communication theory and practitioner perspectives drawn from a range of relevant industry sectors. The unit creates a foundation on which you will build…
KJB103 Media Design and Layout Visual communication techniques are essential in capturing the attention of an increasingly visual literate society. Understanding how to design well is growing in importance in a society that is time poor and overloaded with competing sources of media. You will learn how to apply design theory in a variety of…
KJB120 Newswriting In this unit you learn to think like journalists, to evaluate events for their potential news value, to record interviews and perform other reporting tasks and to write news stories. It includes the evolution and theories of reporting.…
KJB121 Journalistic Inquiry This unit develops the basic skills learnt in Newswriting: generating story ideas; researching; conducting interviews; finding news values and news angles and applying them in a practical context. You also learn about how practical newswriting skills fit into an online environment. You are introduced to the rigours of deadlines and…
KJB224 Feature Writing Students conduct interviews and other research that they use to write Internet, newspaper and/or magazine articles that profile personalities or stories or that treat processes, events and places to exploit their human-interest value.…
KJB239 Journalism Ethics and Issues QUT Journalism supports the development of socially responsible, ethical journalists. KJB239 is a core journalism unit. It begins with an overview of western and eastern moral philosophical traditions and moves on to examine current journalistic practice in the context of Australian and international news media operations, regulatory bodies and the…
KJB280 International Journalism This unit identifies, compares and analyses the diversity of journalistic practice in different countries and regions. You will look at historical conditions that have led to variations in journalism across the world, how different politico-economic systems affect journalistic activity, and how and why different news media take distinct approaches to…
KJB337 Investigative Reporting This is an advanced reporting unit stressing the watchdog role of the news media using investigative reporting approaches. In order to inform prescient news features, the class will examine, in depth two news issues that are central to the current news agenda. The unit is informed through a particular collection…
KMB003 Sex Drugs Rock 'N' Roll In this unit, you will gain an insight into the interaction between music and society by analysing the artistic, cultural, economic, and political contexts of popular music in the 20th and 21st centuries. This insight is grounded in the critical examination of your personal relationship to music, and the study…
KMB004 World Music You will gain an awareness and better understanding of world music, its particular significance within Australia and its impact upon contemporary music through a series of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials.…
KMB107 Sound, Image, Text This unit focuses on the rich and varied relationship between sound and image in a number of media and art forms, including film, music video, theatre, installation, mixed media performance and many more.…
KMB118 Musicianship 1 This unit develops your awareness, critical analytical and synthesis skills across a broad range of music and sound contexts and concepts. It complements other creative, practical and analytical units in the degree by fostering a deeper understanding of music and sound.…
KMB119 Music Production 1 This unit introduces you to the fundamental principles of music and sound production through a mix of theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of sound recording, sound production and live sound reinforcement, while developing listening skills essential for music and sound production. The unit prepares you for later…
KMB122 Music and Sound Concepts 1 This is the first of two units exploring and engaging with key concepts in the creation of new music. The unit focuses on understanding creative practice and draws on a wide spectrum of contemporary and historical music examples.…
KMB129 Music Production 2 This unit builds on Music Production 1. It introduces you to sequencing, sound synthesis, and signal processing as approaches to contemporary music composition and production. You will gain an understanding of the approaches and aesthetics that underpin music production and performance in the digital domain. The unit prepares you for…
KMB132 Music and Sound Concepts 2 This is the second of two units exploring and engaging with key concepts in music and sound. The unit extends the critical and analytical skills developed in Music and Sounds Concepts 1 as well as developing a broader understanding of strategies for creative practice and experimentation by critically listening to…
KMB200 Music Scenes and Subcultures This unit will explore many of the major musical subcultural movements of the last sixty years through an interdisciplinary approach. To understand how music operates as a form of social, cultural and political communication this unit explores the various contexts in which music circulates and is made meaningful.…
KMB215 The Music Industry This unit gives a working knowledge of the structural, legal and business aspects of the Australian and global music industries by engaging with real world music industry professionals and formulating a number of strategies to reflect this.…
KMB216 Audio / Visual Interaction The ability to build custom audio/video performance and composition systems enables digital media artists to create unique interactive works. Graphical development environments are an ideal entry point for creating these systems as they enable rapid prototyping of ideas and do not require in depth knowledge of computer coding. This unit…
KMB252 Multi-Platform Sound Design This unit builds on previous audio recording knowledge and uses a range of tools to design and develop sound content for multi platform delivery such as television, mobile phones, web, games, virtual worlds and social networks. You will gain an understanding of a variety of working methods and delivery formats…
KNB112 Drawing for Animation 1 This unit will focus on the foundation drawing skills and processes employed in the pre-production phase of visual development of a script or concept for film. It covers sets, props and character design, as well as story previsualisation techniques.…
KNB122 Drawing for Animation 2 Animation incorporates conventions and interpretations of dynamic structure in space and time. Core skills and knowledge of drawing provide an essential foundation for existing and evolving modes for construction and presenting animated kinetic images. The discipline of animation requires a diverse range of traditional drawing skills that have been introduced…
KNB126 Motion Design The unit Motion Design encapsulates the foundational aspects of visual narratives and explores the craft of expressing them in a sequential temporal format. The richly diverse field of motion design impacts a wide range of creative areas with fields such as graphic design, animation, visual effects, sequential art, film and…
KNB127 CGI Foundations In the evolving fields of animation, games and graphical visualisation, you will require new literacies and skills to participate fully in the 3D Computer Graphics production process. By introducing you to principles, processes, methods and theories of modelling; the architecture of 3D graphics; and node based applications, you will gain…
KNB135 Animation Aesthetics This unit further develops your knowledge and skills of 3D animation, introducing you to the methods and processes involved in animating CG characters to achieve convincing and appealing actions.…
KNB136 Visual Storytelling: Production Design This unit will introduce you to the foundational drawing skills and processes employed in the visual development phase for animated, live action films and games. Covering sets, props and character model sheets for production ready designs, the emphasis will be on the conceptualising process as well as the drawing techniques…
KPB101 Introduction to Screen Production This unit introduces the principles and technologies of video production for both cinema and television. This includes the roles and responsibilities of production teams, production management, design and practice. Lectures by experts in the major production areas of producing, directing, and cinematography, editing and sound will inform your practice. As…
KPB109 Film, Screen and Animation Histories Film, television, and animation are among the most influential forms of cultural representation and entertainment developed over the past century. An understanding of the histories and influence of narrative styles, industrial forms, and audience engagement emphasizes the important changes in technology and aesthetics that have contributed to making these media…
KPB110 The Movie, TV and New Media Business The movie, TV and new media businesses are key parts of the entertainment industry, which is one of the biggest in the world. For anyone interested in working in these media an understanding of how they function as businesses is vital. This unit provides an introduction to producing, writing and…
KPB112 Film, Television and Screen Genres Genre is an important concept for creators of film, television, and screen productions; for distributors; and for audiences. Screen genres continue to evolve in response to technological, industrial, entertainment, and cultural imperatives in the contemporary digital media environment. It is therefore important to consider similarities, differences, and connections between related…
KPB113 Screen Text Analysis Film and television production is an art-form and a business, and screen practitioners, critics and educators value media literacy based on critical and informed approaches to textual analysis. Taking into account shifts in industry and audience expectations in the new media environment, textual analysis can be applied to a diverse…
KPB116 Introduction to Screenwriting This unit will introduce you to the various principles, elements and stages that make up the scriptwriting process for narrative production. Skills needed to generate and select ideas, write synopses, and draft scripts will be developed through studying and applying the key creative components of writing for the screen.…
KPB121 Screen Business The movie, TV and new media businesses are key parts of the entertainment industry, which is one of the biggest in the world. For anyone interested in working in these media an understanding of how they function as businesses is vital. This unit provides an introduction to producing, writing and…
KPB205 Approaches to Contemporary Documentary The documentary filmmaking tradition has involved many crucial aesthetic, technical and ethical concerns throughout history. This unit introduces this significant tradition of documentary production. For KK34 (Film, Screen & Animation) students, the unit is a preparation for the documentary practical production unit, through learning to assimilate the principles outlined in…
KPB206 Global Screen Industries This unit examines a range of national cinemas from a global perspective. Key theoretical approaches to national/transnational cinemas are covered, along with significant historical, textual, representational and ideological issues. The critical challenges posed by productions from these different cultures to Hollywood mainstream productions are also explored.…
KPB220 Factual Screens The documentary filmmaking tradition has involved many crucial aesthetic, technical and ethical concerns throughout history. This unit introduces this significant tradition of documentary production. For KK34 (Film, Screen and Animation) students, the unit is a preparation for the documentary practical production unit, through learning to assimilate the principles outlined in…
KRB120 Scenography 1: Introducing Performance Design This unit introduces students to theoretical concepts and principles associated with scenography, historical trends in theatre design and the background associated with the broad vocabulary of techniques, technology and terminology.…
KSB106 Acting Fundamentals Acting Fundamentals is a studio-based exploration of foundational acting principles, providing practical performance skills, including physical and vocal awareness and expression, improvisation and scene analysis.…
KTB101 Understanding Theatre In this unit you will investigate the major artistic movements in European theatre history, fields of performance practice dominant in European theatre history and key plays associated with these artistic movements and practices.…
KTB102 Process Drama This unit examines the structural forms and dramatic conventions used in a specific genre of drama - process drama. It moves from examining effective drama workshop design to consider the artistic application of these workshop techniques.…
KTB103 Performing Skills 1: Character and Scene This unit provides you with essential understanding of how to combine practical performance skills (involving body/voice/role) with analytical, research and group skills, into an overall methodology for creating performance, within a professional ethos.…
KTB104 Performance Innovation The aim of this unit is to give you an appreciation and understanding of innovations in the delivery and reception of theatre in both historical and contemporary contexts.…
KTB106 Performing Skills 2: Style and Form This unit is designed to be of benefit to anyone seeking to extend their understanding through workshop, rehearsal, performance, and the application of dramaturgical skills, of theatrical styles and forms other than realism.…
KTB110 Plays that Changed the World This unit investigates theatre and performance from Greek Theatre to Postmodernism and embraces socio-cultural/political/historical perspectives. This unit will provide foundations in academic written communication skills as required in the discipline of drama.…
KTB111 The Authentic Performer Authenticity is the foundation for building and portraying characters for the performing artist. This unit is an overview of the theoretical and practical components of Stanislavski-based realism which strives towards authenticity. Emphasis is placed on the critical and creative theories and techniques needed to cultivate authenticity, imagination, emotion-awareness and vocal…
KTB120 Gaps and Silences in Theatre Practice This unit seeks to expand awareness of artistic practices and narratives that, for historical, societal or political reasons, have struggled to find a safe place and a voice in our cultural landscape. Through direct engagement, the unit will provide foundational knowledge of the sensitivities of practice and protocols to enhance…
KTB121 The Responsive Performer Responding to fellow performers and the audience is the cornerstone of performing in the twenty-first century. Focusing on comedy, this unit engages theoretically and practically with interaction, reaction, participation and co-creation in the theatrical experience. Emphasis is placed on the critical and creative theories and techniques needed to cultivate self-awareness,…
KTB215 Staging Australia This unit introduces key concepts and practices pertaining to Australian theatre and drama of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Theatre practices are explored in relation to broader social and political concerns.…
KTB217 Story and Performance An understanding of storytelling forms and the development of performance texts are fundamental communicative tools for artists. This unit develops professional dramaturgical proficiency in research, analysis, reflection and the giving and receiving of feedback. In addition, students are introduced to concepts and techniques needed to develop performance writing, either individually…
KTB225 Radical Theatre Forms Understanding the making and reception of theatre forms that do not adhere to structures associated with the dramatic is essential for theatre-makers. This capability enables theatre-makers to develop informed choices about where to locate, describe and promote their practice and product. This unit explores radical theatre forms that reinvent notions…
KTB227 Leadership Dynamics in Performance This unit investigates creative roles and organisational systems towards an understanding of conventional and emerging forms of leadership. Through engagement with important practitioners and best-practice models, you will investigate the dynamics of effective collaboration within contemporary contexts, tailored a personal point of interest. The unit also explores principles and practice…
KTB302 Postdramatic Theatre The elements of drama and the conventions of various periods have provided the pivot around which genres and forms of theatre can be studied. However, in recent decades a fresh species of drama has emerged called postdramatic theatre that challenges many of the traditional terms we use to define and…
KTB305 The Entrepreneurial Artist This unit is taken in the final semester of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) degree. The program is designed to cover a range of artistic and economic areas, including: aesthetics, creativity, regulatory, administrative, legal and ethical issues related to the practice and business of the creative industries.…
KVB104 Photo Media and Art Practice Photo media plays an important role in contemporary creative practices because of its pervasiveness and its application across a broad range of cultural and conceptual contexts. This unit will develop your appreciation of the conceptual, cultural and historical contexts of photo media, as well as your visual literacy, your critical…
KVB110 2D Art: Material and Process This introductory visual art unit provides you with practical experience of a range of experimental approaches to two-dimensional art-making to assist in the development of your creative practice. It will assist your understanding of experimental 2D materials and processes, your analytical, creative and reflective skills, and your communication skills in…
KVB111 3D Media and Processes This first year unit introduces you to current contemporary art practices and concepts to assist you in making, analysing and critiquing three dimensional artworks. As a second semester unit, this unit will develop foundational skills in 3D media and processes to complement and augment understandings and knowledge of 2D media…
KVB115 Australian Art This unit focuses on Australian art over the course of the twentieth century, including the contemporary period. It gives you an understanding of the national, cultural and social frameworks within which this art has been produced and introduces a number of artists, artistic movements and issues within Australian art. It…
KVB212 Australian Art, Architecture and Design This unit aims to examine the impact of modernism upon the fields of visual art, architecture and design in Australia during the period between 1917 and 1967. It will also examine debates about modernism and provide a detailed historical background to the development of these three fields in Australia in…
KVB213 Graphic Investigation The interface between the graphic design, print and art environments is dynamic and pervasive. An awareness of contemporary practices through conceptual and hands-on cross-media investigations will allow you to interpret and engage more creatively in these environments.…
KVB214 Post 1945 Art This unit introduces the historical, philosophical, economic, political, social, cultural, artistic and formal issues related to the production of art since 1945 and into the post-modern era. Major topics that are examined include the neo-avant-garde and art's engagement with consumerism. This unit is intended as a foundation skill-base for all…
KVB215 Contemporary Asian Visual Culture This unit considers the influences of historical visual arts, backgrounds, philosophical beliefs and trade on the symbolism, forms, techniques and uses of various artefacts in contemporary Asian visual art practice. It includes the option of an immersive international study tour where available.…
KVB222 Spatial Art: Object and Site This intermediate visual art unit provides you with practical experiences and theoretical frameworks for exploring the areas of space and site in order to assist in the development of your creative practice. Through both directed and independent activities you will explore the sculptural object and its setting as interdependent aspects…
KVB308 Video Art and Culture Existing Visual Arts units examine a broad range of subjects addressing artistic media such as painting, sculpture and installation. The 'Video Art and Culture' unit supplements these by instituting a specialised study of artistic and cultural practice that focuses on new mass media technology. The unit therefore enhances, extends and…
KWB104 Writing the Short Story The writing of short stories has traditionally been a starting place for writers to begin developing their craft. This unit explores the elements of fiction such as character, voice, setting, plot, dialogue, point of view and modulation, and helps you acquire and practise skills in creative writing. This unit will…
KWB113 Introduction to Creative Writing Introduction to Creative Writing aims to provide you with the fundamental skills for writing fiction and poetry, as well as a basic theoretical background. The unit looks at the development of these literary forms as a way of understanding how a practitioner might best approach both the writing and critical…
KWB114 Scientific and Technical Writing The unit will provide foundational skills and concepts for written communication in scientific and technical environments. Students will be introduced to the principles of writing clearly in a science-based context, and to the discursive frameworks that inform scientific and technical writing.…
KWB115 Persuasive Writing This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of persuasive communication across a number of genres to enhance your writing and communication skills. The unit covers various theories of persuasion as well as case studies of persuasive texts and campaigns.…
KWB116 Creative Non-Fiction Creative nonfiction is an important part of the professional writer’s practice, and allows writers to combine real life stories with the creative writing techniques employed in fiction. This unit explores a number of genres of nonfiction, and encourages students to apply creative writing techniques to their areas of interest, from…
KWB117 Australian Voices: Writing and Practice Familiarity and engagement with one’s national writing culture is an important part of a professional writer’s practice. This unit gives students a critical awareness of contemporary Australian writing, and how writing culture in Australia is positioned in terms of industry, genre, and changing concepts of authorship practice.…
KWB118 Swords and Spaceships: Writing Genre Writing Genre offers you a survey of current trends in genre writing and popular fiction, with a focus on writing for reader engagement. You will have the opportunity to develop a piece of writing that makes use of the techniques of your chosen genre and that reflects the concerns and…
KWB211 Creative Writing: Style and Technique This unit allows you to significantly advance your writing practice and associated critical and editorial skills through close analysis of language-level literary style, as opposed to story-level or narrative concerns. In Creative Writing: Style and Technique, you will work on unpacking, theorising and then replicating literary techniques used by a…
KWB212 Poetry and Poetics The unit covers one of the major genres in creative writing, and is designed for those who are interested in language and the use of words in precise, innovative, concentrated and musical ways. It would also be useful to lyricists. The unit provides important creative and critical skills in writing…
KWB213 Corporate Writing and Editing This unit deals with both the fundamentals of language (grammar, punctuation, style) and mainstream corporate writing genres (manuals, reports, speeches, brochures).…
KWB214 The Artful Life: From Memoir to Fiction Memoir and fiction are major literary forms that are connected by their use of creative writing techniques and also by the way they draw material from authors’ personal experiences. This unit examines the relationship between imaginative literature, especially the novel, and the inspiration we derive from our own lives.…
KWB215 Dangerous Ideas: Contemporary Debates in Writing This unit will introduce students to the key debates and ideas animating the field of contemporary creative writing, and allows students to consider their own writing practice in the context of these debates. The unit helps students to develop a nuanced understanding of the issues preoccupying contemporary writers, and allows…
KWB303 Writing and Publishing Industry This unit provides an introduction to the function and structure of the writing and publishing industry.…
KWB310 Editing and Developing the Manuscript This unit develops your understanding of the editing process – in particular, the developmental intervention required to bring a creative manuscript to a publishable standard. These skills are crucial to those of you intending to work in the publishing industry, and of great benefit to professional creative writers. You will…
KWB311 Popular Fictions, Popular Culture The unit is designed to provide you with skills in understanding popular culture/s. It addresses the production of popular culture via a range of texts and mediums, and provides you with a framework by you they can critique the operations of popular cultures.…
KWB313 Novel and Memoir This unit allows students to significantly advance their writing practice and associated critical and editorial skills through close analysis of the novel and memoir, with an emphasis on story-level and narrative concerns. In Novel and Memoir, students will engage in detailed analysis from a writer's point of view of how…
KXB101 Introduction to Entertainment The entertainment economy is projected to generate $2.15 trillion globally, $632 billion in the USA and $22.6 billion in Australia by the end of 2017 (PWC, 2013). The major sub-industries of the entertainment economy include motion pictures, television, music, theme and amusement parks, video games, sports, theatre, casinos, books and…
KXB102 Global Entertainment Entertainment and entertainment industries are a global phenomenon. In this unit you will learn about the trends and issues that are shaping entertainment around the globe. In addition, it is important to understand the important genres of entertainment such as television, theme parks, sport as entertainment, cruise shipping, gaming and…
KXB201 Entertainment Practice: Balancing Creativity and Business In order to work in the entertainment industries you need to understand how creativity and business can work together to complement each other. Successful entertainment industry professionals know how creative processes and projects work, as well as how businesses work; they combine and balance the two to produce effective entertainment.…
KXB202 Project Management for Entertainment The aim of this unit is to provide you with the skills to oversee the production of an entertainment project by providing you with a mid-course level understanding of, and ability to employ, project management skills for entertainment.…
KYB201 Socially Engaged Arts Practice Knowledge of the ethos, values and processes of working with communities in a responsive and consultative fashion is an important component of a comprehensive career in arts and provides key career opportunities for emerging artists. This unit seeks to engage with principles, practices and forms of socially engaged performance that…

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Unit Synopsis
DFB202 Introduction to Fashion Studio Practice Introduction to Fashion Studio Practice DFB202 provides introductory technical skills and knowledge of fashion design studio practice (garment construction and pattern making) for the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program.…
DFB301 Fashion Design Studio 3 This unit is the third in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program and provides expanded knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design, for industry/ professional contexts.…
DFB401 Fashion Design Studio 4 This unit is the fourth in a series of eight Fashion Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program and provides expanded knowledge and skills for the theory and practice of fashion design, for societal contexts.…
DFB403 Advanced Fashion Studio Practice This unit provides advanced/specialist technical skills and knowledge of fashion design studio practice (garment construction and pattern making) for the Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion program.…
DFB404 Fashion and Style Journalism This unit maps the scope and practice of fashion and style journalism in Australia and internationally. It will allow you to develop the skills necessary to conceptualise and produce fashion and style editorial content in a variety of styles and contexts.…
DFB406 Product Design and Development in the Fashion Industry While many would see the role of the designer as an integral part of any fashion brand, many of the largest fashion businesses in the industry are built on a process of product development instead of traditional ideas of design. Rather than working from a blank canvas, the product developer…
DFB502 Ragtrade: The Business of Fashion This unit addresses the logistics of the fashion supply chain, the timing of the fashion cycle and the new ways of producing and selling fashion in a global marketplace. The fashion industry will be studied as a system that is determined by economic, political, social, cultural and consumer trends and…
DFB602 Critical Fashion Studies This unit provides you with an understanding of current critical approaches in the analysis of fashion. It also introduces you to emerging areas of research and fashion scholarship. It builds on knowledge developed in DFB303 Unspeakable Beauty: A History of Fashion and DFB402 Fashion Design: 1950 to Now. This critical…
DXB202 Image Production This unit will provide you with key skills and knowledge for image creation and production across a range of professional contexts, styles and media. You will develop a repertoire of visual approaches and technical skills that will contribute to your professional breadth as a visual communicator. The unit offers opportunities…
KCB303 Brisbane Media Map 1 This units affords final year Media and Communication students the opportunity to work on Straddl - an online resource for media and communication students and professionals based in Brisbane. Students involved in this project will work in teams to collectively update and contribute to the site, and learn basic project…
KCB307 Making Media Connections 1 Issues surrounding 'The Media' are a common source of interest for the media itself, and to the general public. Media and communication students should be well-positioned to make an informed contribution to these debates, but often lack the ability to communicate with a general audience. This unit will therefore assist…
KCB308 Making Media Connections 2 Issues surrounding 'The Media' are a common source of interest for the media itself, and to the general public. Media and communication students should be well-positioned to make an informed contribution to these debates, but often lack the ability to communicate with a general audience. This unit will therefore assist…
KCP415 Co-Creative Media: Digital Storytelling In this unit you will learn about the theory and practice of one particular co-creative media production technique and community media movement, known as Digital Storytelling. In the process of developing your own theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Digital Storytelling you will extend your technological literacy through creative expression.…
KDB101 Dance Performance 1: Analysing Dances This is the first in a suite of four units for Dance Performance students that fosters the fundamental development of the professional performing artist. This unit provides the opportunity for you to work with a choreographer and/or replication from video and/or other processes, with guidance from a rehearsal director leading…
KDB102 Dance Performance 2: Dance Histories This is the second in a suite of four units for Dance Performance students that fosters and continues the development of the professional performing artist. This unit provides the opportunity for you to work with a choreographer and/or replication from video and/or other processes, with guidance from a rehearsal director…
KDB103 Dance Technique 1 This introductory unit is the first in a series of four practical units which establish the critically important routine of daily technique training, in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, for the elite dance professional. You will enhance skills in, and develop your knowledge of, dance technique and artistry, through guided training…
KDB104 Dance Technique 2 In this unit you will develop the technical, artistic and reflective practice skills introduced in KDB103 Dance Technique 1. By exposing you to increasingly complex material, other forms of Complimentary practices and reflective practice methods, this will advance your development towards you becoming an elite dance professional. You will further…
KDB112 Dance Technique Fundamentals This unit offers you an introduction to dance technique and the application of somatic practices. Through practical classes you will develop your technical foundation in different dance styles and understanding of the principles of movement. These will be supported by a series of seminars and discussions to facilitate self-directed learning…
KDB122 Popular Dance Styles This unit builds upon the knowledges you have developed from studio-based practice in KDB112 Dance Technique Fundamentals by offering you an introduction to a broader spectrum of popular dance styles. This unit aims to develop and extend your technical foundation in a range of different dance genres. It assists you…
KDB206 Dance in Contemporary Culture This unit builds upon embodied knowledge and dance practice developed in KDB122 Popular Dance Styles and asks you to consider the role of dance in contemporary culture. Through a series of seminars and practical workshops you will explore different trends in the role and place of dance in contemporary culture.…
KDB211 Dance Performance 3: Current Trends In this unit, professionally guided rehearsals, classes and performance practice, will be informed through cultivating an understanding of current cultural, social and political trends and issues, both local and global, and how this is reflected within the current intersections between dance-making, technology, science, and interdisciplinary practice. This unit provides the…
KDB212 Dance Performance 4: Intersections In this unit, professionally guided rehearsals, classes and performance practice, will be informed through a deepening of the research undertaken in KDB211 Dance Performance 3: Current Trends, of current cultural, social and political trends and issues, both local and global, and how they are reflected within the current intersections between…
KDB213 Dance Technique 3 This is the third unit in a series of four practical units which further establishes the critically important routine of daily technique training, in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, for the elite dance professional. In this unit, you will learn through guided training and reflective practice, to develop expertise in dance…
KDB214 Dance Technique 4 This is the final unit in a series of four practical units which establish the critically important routine of daily technique training for the elite dance professional. This unit will allow you to engage in the experience of advanced technical dance training in Ballet and Contemporary Dance. In the current…
KDB216 Choreographic Practice 1 This unit will introduce you to the concept of choreographic thinking and allow you to engage in the experience of creation from the inception and development of an idea, through to the completion of a choreographic work. This will be supported through encountering a range of approaches to dance making…
KDB217 Choreographic Practice 2 Building on your understanding of solo choreographic practice (as experienced in KDB216 Choreographic Practice 1) you will expand your practice to experiment and test the application of studio-based choreographic processes in ensemble contexts. You will explore your emergent choreographic practice and begin to situate yourself in the expansive terrain of…
KDB218 Performance in Context 1 This is the first of two units introducing you to the practice of the Teaching Artist as a facilitator of dance led experiences. You will apply your developed knowledge of technical skill and artistic practice to the creation of a performance situated within a specific context. This project-based unit provides…
KDP201 Dance Curriculum Studies 1 As the first of a series of three curriculum units, this unit provides introductory practical engagement with the theory, syllabi and practices of dance learning and teaching in schools. You will be encouraged to utilise your knowledge, skills and understanding of the processes of making, performing and appreciating dance in…
KDP202 Dance Curriculum Studies 2 This is the second of a series of three curriculum units, this unit builds on practical engagement with the theory, syllabi and practices of dance learning and teaching in schools. You will be encouraged to utilise your knowledge, skills and understanding of the processes of making, performing and appreciating dance…
KDP203 Dance Curriculum Studies 3 Developing from the work undertaken in Dance Curriculum Studies 1 and 2, this unit provides you with the opportunity to continue investigating and exploring dance curriculum planning and work program design. This unit also relates current theoretical issues in assessment to the unique challenges that dance assessment provides. You will…
KJB104 Photojournalism Changing digital technologies have resulted in increased demands and expectations for journalism, media and communications professionals to have appropriate digital visual skills. They are increasingly expected to understand and apply digital visual principles and possess the ability to employ and include visual elements in their work such as photo-essays, and…
KJB222 Online Journalism 1 As increasing volumes of news and other factual material are processed through online media, practitioners and also intending citizen journalists stand to get a secure understanding from studying the social and economic underpinnings of the format, and also from acquiring skills for using it. This unit explores the background to…
KJB323 Online Journalism 2 All media outlets now have a visible and increasing online news presence. This unit builds on the foundations established in Online Journalism 1 to equip students with the skills and theory needed to compete in this multimedia news world. Students will receive practical hands-on training allowing them to incorporate text,…
KMB109 Creative Practice in Music This unit establishes a community of practice with an emphasis on collaborative music-making that you can draw on to inform your own work. It introduces you to a range of music contexts, concepts and techniques to help you better understand your practice and that of your peers, and to be…
KMB128 Musicianship 2 This unit develops your awareness, critical analytical and synthesis skills across a broad range of music and sound contexts and concepts. It complements other creative, practical and analytical units in the degree by fostering a deeper understanding of music and sound.…
KMP101 Music (Primary / Instrumental) Curriculum Studies 1 A foundation study in Primary or instrumental music specialization focusing upon the fundamentals of teaching, lesson planning and developing a philosophy appropriate to music education practice.…
KMP201 Music (Secondary) Curriculum Studies 1 A foundation study in secondary music and sound curriculum focusing upon the fundamentals of teaching, lesson planning and developing a philosophy appropriate to music and sound education practice.…
KMP202 Music (Secondary) Curriculum Studies 2 Further study in classroom music and sound curriculum focusing upon more advanced teaching methods, unit planning and the development of an approach to philosophy in action appropriate to music and sound education practice in the senior secondary context.…
KMP203 Music (Secondary) Curriculum Studies 3 This unit provides advanced study in classroom music and sound curriculum, focusing upon innovative teaching methods and planning, whole school community cultural management and the development of an approach to inclusive philosophy which enables a holistic and integrated approach to music and sound education that responds synergistically to individual secondary…
KNB137 Digital Worlds This unit focuses on the development and application of 3D assets, with the overall aim being to provide you with a strong foundation in the practices and concepts associated with real-time graphics production. This unit builds upon the fundamental 3D skills of modelling, texturing and animating obtained during KNB127 CGI…
KNB215 Animation Performance Building upon your animation studies undertaken in KNB135 Animation Aesthetics this unit expands your understanding of performance within animation. This unit offers further opportunity to study and apply the principles, processes and theories of animation through the creation of engaging characters performance, building core skills and knowledge needed to undertake…
KNB216 Visual Storytelling: Cinematic Pre-Visualisation This unit expands upon drawing skills as applied to concept design learned in KNB136 Visual Storytelling: Production Design, and introduces you to the devices and techniques employed in cinematic narratives through storyboarding and animatics. Students will practise and refine their drawing and storytelling skills while working on script based sequences…
KNB217 Digital Creatures This unit focuses on the creation of 3D Digital Creatures. The unit builds upon the production techniques introduced in KNB127 CGI Foundations and KNB137 Digital Worlds, and enables students to develop, create and animate 3D creature assets, ready to be inserted into a digital production pipeline.…
KNB221 Animation: CG Toolkit Every artist needs to understand their toolkit. For a successful animation career, one must be familiar and competent in the tools and the software used in the creation of animated works. In addition, it is important to understand the processes of production in which these tools are employed. Animation CG…
KNB225 Advanced Animation Performance This unit builds upon the fundamental animation techniques from Animation Theory and Practice 1, 2 and 3, refining and further expanding on action, acting skills and narrative based characterisation. The animators will study body language, expression and timing for effective communication in sequenced shots, as actors and directors at the…
KNB226 Visual Storytelling: Animation Pre-Production This unit consolidates and expands your concept development, production design and pre-production knowledge and skills acquired in KNB136 Visual Story: Production Design and KNB216 Visual Story: Cinematic Pre-Visualisation. The main focus of the course is developing designs and storyboarding based on original concepts and stories to a production ready level…
KNB227 CGI Technologies This unit enables you to develop an advanced understanding of modern real-time production processes within a team based project. The unit also offers you an opportunity to explore your selected area of CGI production and advance your knowledge of practice within this field in preparation for undertaking the final year…
KNB310 Advanced Animation Production 1 This unit consolidates your studio working practices, while supporting you to develop advanced skills and concepts in computer animation production. This unit will bring a depth and breadth to your practice and provide you with the production management and direction skills required of an emergent animation professional. The experiences within…
KNB313 Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industries Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industries recognises the diversity of screen practices in digital culture contexts; and explores theoretical and industry debates about the screen industries within the context of media globalisation. It examines screen production and consumption across a range of contemporary contexts; investigates the relationship between evolving digital…
KNB320 Advanced Animation Production 2 As a capstone unit, Advanced Animation Production 2 gives you the opportunity to present yourself and your work in a portfolio and show-reel. Through the unit you will continue to develop production skills, concentrating on final output and postproduction for exhibition.…
KPB105 Narrative Production This unit builds on and advances basic understandings, skills and principles delivered in KPB101. An introduction to the skills of sound and lighting complements the earlier core skills of camera, editing, directing and production management. Assessment consists of the production of a short narrative video.…
KPB114 Studio Approaches to Screen Projects The ability to research, write and conduct critical analyses are essential undergraduate skills and creative projects require the attributes of a contemporary researcher. By first familiarising students in the general skill set of academic research this unit will then apply this knowledge to specific tasks required as part of the…
KPB115 Editing and Technical Production Editing and audio and vision operation for film and television requires specific technical skills. This unit provides you with an introduction to the technical dimensions supporting audio visual productions and will utilise Editing laboratories, TV Studio and Studio Control room, cameras and sound recording equipment.…
KPB117 Screen Crafts: Non-Fiction This unit acknowledges many first-year screen production students have prior learning and reinforces and builds upon that learning by engaging with the principles and technologies of screen production. Students learn screen language and production practices, roles and responsibilities of production teams, production management, design and practice. Lecture delivery by experts…
KPB122 Screen Crafts: Narratives This unit builds on and advances basic understandings, skills and principles delivered in KPB101 or KPB117. An introduction to the skills of sound and lighting complements the earlier core skills of camera, editing, directing and production management. Assessment consists of the production of a short narrative video.…
KPB201 Experimental Production Through exploration of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of experimental motion picture art, you have the opportunity to develop your creative potential through experimentation. Building on prior knowledge acquired in the production units KPB101 and KPB105, you are encouraged to become wilfully nonconformist in approach, drawing on a wide range…
KPB207 Film and Television Scriptwriting This unit focuses on the production of a sustained script for film or television.…
KPB208 Screen Genres Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and visual form of movies, television, and productions on other screens. Genre screen productions appeal to local and international audiences. As screen genres adapt and change, it is crucial to appreciate genre conventions, as well as genre inventions and innovations. Such an…
KPB210 Production Management for Film, TV and New Media This unit considers the role of the producer and executive producer in film and television production with a particular focus on running a production. It considers the following: preparing and running a budget, achieving balance in above-the-line, below-the-line and marketing costs, casting and crewing a production, and legal and copyright…
KPB211 Writing Dialogue Dialogue is a vital part of any script. It must fit the characters; it must advance the story; it should be interesting, colourful or funny; and it should avoid exposition. In this unit you will learn the skills for writing good dialogue for television, film and new media projects.…
KPB213 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production Students seeking employment in the media production industries require knowledge, skill and experience in a wide variety of production styles, including multi-camera TV studio production. This unit builds on skills and knowledge developed in previous units and provides an understanding of the workings of multi-camera TV studio production and practical…
KPB214 Single Camera TV Production Students seeking employment in the Film and Television industry require knowledge and experience in a wide variety of production styles, including single-camera TV production. This unit builds on skills and knowledge already developed in previous units and provides an understanding of the workings of single-camera TV production and practical production…
KPB215 Advanced Screenwriting Screenwriting occurs within specific socioeconomic frameworks and is supported by specific industry practices. Working within these models, you will become aware of the scope and limitation of scriptwriting for screen projects. In this unit you will have the opportunity to build and extend basic screenwriting techniques, and explore topics such…
KPB216 Screen Content Production Management This unit considers the role of the production manager, with a particular focus on the phases of pre-production and production. We examine how the production manager supports the producer in screen production projects, ensuring that the needs of the production have been addressed via a preliminary schedule and draft budget,…
KPB217 Screen Crafts: Experiments Filmmakers must push the aesthetic and narrative boundaries of cinema in order to find their own distinctive voice and style. In this unit, students will have the chance to test their imaginative limits and creative abilities using both vision and sound.…
KPB221 Screen Project Development Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. This tried and tested adage applies to every crew member and department employed to realise all manner of screen productions. Hard-to-come-by financing, tight budgets and schedules and the expectation for high quality, innovative content mean that the planning phase of project development…
KPB222 Screen Crafts: Multi-Camera and Single-Camera Production Students seeking employment in the screen industries require knowledge and experience in a wide variety of production styles. This unit introduces multi-camera production techniques, and contrasts it in approach and production methodologies to single-camera production.…
KPB302 Project Development for Film, TV and New Media A key part of the television and film industries is the large amount of time devoted to the development of projects. Substantial resources are devoted to identifying ideas, developing them, script editing and re-writing and market testing. In this unit you will go through this process as you develop a…
KPB315 Global Screen Studies This unit examines a range of national cinemas from a global perspective. Key theoretical approaches to national/transnational cinemas are covered, along with significant historical, textual, representational and ideological issues. The critical challenges posed by productions from these different cultures to Hollywood mainstream productions are also explored.…
KPB325 Screen Issues Screen Issues recognises the diversity of screen practices in digital culture contexts. It examines screen production and consumption across a range of contemporary contexts and links these developments to professional, industry practitioner development. Screen Issues considers the effect of screen forms on the experience of visual culture and investigates the…
KRB121 Scenography 2: Creating Worlds for Theatre This unit introduces students to the concepts and processes associated with the creation of scenography – the world of the theatrical performance. It combines studio-based practical investigations with in-depth lectures on the application of design, including the role of the contemporary production designers, the design process and techniques. This unit…
KRB220 Scenography 3: Into the 21st Century This unit challenges students to undertake a detailed interrogation of the evolution of scenography through the 20th Century into the 21st Century within the changing fields of theatre and performance.…
KRB221 Scenography 4: Intermedial Theatre This unit introduces students to the concepts and principles associated with creating scenography for the intermedial theatre. The final in the Scenography minor, this unit is a studio-based unit comprised predominantly of ongoing practical work that students complete under the close guidance and instruction of QUT academic staff and external…
KTB108 Applied Theatre It is important for students of performance to push beyond the walls of the designated theatre space and examine performance in a range of forms and contexts for its transformative powers and as it is applied to social action. To consider performance as it is applied within diverse communities for…
KTB126 Drama Practice 1: Collaboration This introductory unit begins the preparation for collaborative practice and play building that is at the heart of the BFA Drama coursework. The unit will present different techniques and processes of content generation and form exploration and develop a language around creative inquiry, taking concepts to action and applying form…
KTB212 Theatre and Community Australia has a strong record of excellence in the expanding field of theatre and drama in communities. Knowledge of the ethos, values and processes of working with communities in a responsive and consultative fashion is thus an essential component of any comprehensive preparation for a career in Drama and provides…
KTB213 Directing Theatre Directing text-based performance events, whether within a subscription season of 'traditional' theatre, or as a stand-alone event within the independent theatre sector, or within a festival context, requires highly developed creative skills and sound managerial and organisational abilities. This second year undergraduate unit examining the artistic processes and project-management responsibilities…
KTB226 Drama Practice 3: Transformation Led by creative practice, this intermediate unit will enable you to build and apply skills in collaboratively devising and performing a show. Under the guidance of a director you will interpret and transform key formal features of selected iconic practitioners or performances as the starting point for an original show…
KTB316 Drama Practice 4: Generation Generation refers to taking an idea through a conceptual process to a supported proposal. This unit activates a process of inquiry that employs theory, skills and practice you have gathered so far to research and experiment with a potentially interdisciplinary work that responds to bigger critical and creative conversations, in…
KTB326 Drama Practice 5: Realisation Interpretation, transformation and generation all have a role to play in realizing a new creative work. Led by creative practice, this advanced unit activates the foundations you have completed in complementary Drama Practice units in a capstone experience which enables you to independently create and present a new work (or…
KTP201 Drama Curriculum Studies 1 This unit provides an introduction to key syllabus documents and to key skills and strategies of drama teaching.…
KTP202 Drama Curriculum Studies 2 In this unit, you develop planning and teaching skills for aesthetic learning and assessment and develop as a critically reflective practitioner and teacher artist.…
KTP203 Drama Curriculum Studies 3 This unit is the final drama curriculum unit for you as a graduating drama teacher. In this third curriculum unit you will expand on the knowledge and understandings gained from Drama Curriculum Studies 1 and 2. It provides you with the opportunity to articulate a wide range of teaching skills…
KVB117 Visual Arts Open Studio 1 This unit introduces you to the conditions of current creative visual arts practices, their processes, reception, and contribution to society. You will initiate an individual visual art practice through the exploration of creative processes, the application of ‘art thinking’ and the development of a conceptual/contextual framework to support your studio…
KVB120 Studio Art Practice 1 This unit includes the following: development of an enquiry-based, self-sustaining art practice; fostering of appropriate research skills; encouragement of open flexible independent approach to formulating resolutions to conceptual and visual concerns; development of safe workshop practices, safe studio work habits and appropriate professional skills. It includes introductions to technological art…
KVB121 Studio Art Practice 2 Contemporary cultural conditions and artistic practices are very diverse and complex. Consequently, this unit introduces aspects of artistic practice that will actively support self-motivation, self-reliance, as well as a sense of inquiry and openness to new ideas and experiences. It therefore comes in the first year of your course and…
KVB127 Visual Arts Open Studio 2 Building on learning completed in Visual Arts Open Studio 1, in this studio-based unit, you will expand your individual visual art practice through the exploration of creative processes, the application of ‘art thinking’ and the development of a conceptual/contextual framework to support your studio activities.…
KVB200 Exhibition and Display in the Visual Arts This unit addresses the development of the Museum in Western cultures and how that tradition manifests in current arts practices, such as in contemporary exhibitions, the display of collections, installation and site-specificity, audience interaction, curatorial activities such as didactic panels and virtual galleries. This unit will assist you in displaying…
KVB217 Visual Arts Open Studio 3 Building on your first year Visual Arts Open Studio learning, this unit focuses on the consolidation of an individualised visual art practice within a creative community of practitioners. It foregrounds art thinking, speculative inquiry and combinatory play with the material, conceptual and contextual dimensions of creative practice in order to…
KVB220 Studio Art Practice 3 In consultation with studio staff, you formulate a program of work for the semester which allows you to investigate your own personal artistic direction, formulate and develop self-generated enquiry and acquire working methods, resources, skills and knowledge necessary to realise concepts.…
KVB221 Studio Art Practice 4 The conditions of current cultural practice, their production, reception and contribution to society are extremely diverse, increasingly complex and multi-layered. In this unit sustained critical involvement and an increasing commitment to artistic conceptual pursuits is underpinned by contemporary theoretical reference which includes investigation into a broad range of artists' practices.…
KVB227 Visual Arts Open Studio 4 This unit focuses on the elaboration and sustained development of an individualised artistic practice within a creative community of visual arts practitioners. It foregrounds art thinking, speculative inquiry and combinatory play with the material, conceptual and contextual dimensions of creative practice in order to nurture an expanded and nuanced level…
KVB320 Studio Project 1 In consultation with studio staff students at this level are expected to undertake individual projects that lead to the development of a professional organised and articulated body of work. Substantial research is expected in support of these projects.…
KVB321 Studio Project 2 In consultation with studio staff, at this level you are expected to undertake individual projects that lead to the development of a professionally organised and articulated body of work. Substantial research is expected in support of these projects.…
KWB306 Creative Writing Project 1 This unit will be vital in challenging you to commence producing the most sustained and coherent piece of work in your major. In this unit you will choose your strongest genre and write an extended piece with both breadth and complexity. The unit has a particular focus in helping you…
KXB301 Entertainment Industries Studio Industry networks and experience are of key importance in Entertainment. In this unit you will extend and apply your critical knowledge of entertainment industries to the 'real-world' task of working on a large group entertainment project. The project will result in a public product.…
KYB103 The Creative Body Technique is reliant on an understanding of the body and its capabilities to unleash imagination in the individual, the group and an audience. This practice unit aims to bring together students from across the BFA to explore the relationship between the body and creative impulse, and to witness and engage…