Creative practice, communication and design

Short courses and professional development

Course Description
Beginning acting A course for beginners and drama students, which focuses on craft, imagination development, improvisation and the voice.
Digital storytelling intensives 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.

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 This unit studies 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 media, film…
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 Choreographic Studies 1 This unit introduces crafting skills and choreographic devices used in process of making dance work. It includes the presentation of group work.…
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.…
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.…
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.…
KMB119 Music and Sound Production 1 This unit introduces students to the fundamentals principles of music and sound production through a mix of theory and practice. Students gain an understanding of sound recording, sound production and live sound reinforcement and develop listening skills essential for music and sound production.…
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 and Sound Production 2 This unit builds on Music and Sound Production 1. It introduces students to sound synthesis and signal processing and extends the students understanding of the approaches and aesthetics underpinning creative music and sound production. Students will further develop practical skills in music and sound composition and deepen their knowledge of…
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…
KPB101 Introduction to Film, TV and New Media 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. Lecture delivery by experts in the major production areas of producing, directing, and cinematography, editing and sound informs this practice. You…
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 TV and Film 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 Scriptwriting Writing scripts for a range of media formats is a learned craft and requires discipline, perseverance and an understanding of industry practice. Possessing this key knowledge will give you abilities to develop concepts through to script stage across various film, television, and new media genres.…
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.…
KRB120 Scenography and the Art of Technical Theatre This unit introduces students to theoretical concepts and principles associated with scenography, historical trends in technical theatre and the background associated with the broad vocabulary of technical theatre 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.…
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.…
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 Photomedia and Artistic Practice This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the aesthetic aspects of various concepts and processes that have been part of the history of photography and are still in use in contemporary photomedia. The unit also aims to give you proficiency in alternative and experimental uses of photographic…
KVB110 2D Media and Processes This introductory unit is a studio course enabling you to explore, construct, analyse and interpret visual data through the 2D graphic modes of drawing, painting and printmaking.…
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.…
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 Creative Writing: the Short Story The unit covers the writing of the short story in detail.…
KWB113 Introduction to Creative Writing This course develops creative, critical and analytical skills in reading and writing a variety of creative textual forms. You acquire an understanding and some practice in crafting various forms of poetry and short fiction.…
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 Persuasive writing is an integral (if often unconscious) element of both professional and creative writing. Therefore, practitioners in these fields should be able to understand the principles of persuasion, use the vocabulary of persuasion, and evaluate the efficacy of different persuasive strategies. This unit introduces you to the theory and…
KWB116 Creative Non-Fiction This unit covers the acquisition of practical and analytical skills in creative non-fiction writing in particular review writing on books, film, music, visual arts, fashion and food, as well as travel, scientific, essay, humorous and sports writing. The unit provides examples, techniques and practical exercises in non-fiction creative writing and…
KWB211 Stylistics This unit allows students to significantly advance their 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 advanced stylistics, students will work on unpacking, theorising and then replicating literary techniques used by a wide…
KWB212 Writing Poetry 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 the dominant corporate writing genres (manuals, report, speeches, brochures).…
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.…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

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

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 introductory unit provides you with foundation skills and knowledge of image creation and production. It offers opportunities for you to start developing your own personal style, and to build, practice and improve your abilities to create new images to suit specific design briefs across media. This unit deals with…
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.…
KDB206 Contextualising Dance in the 21st Century Dance has demonstrably been a leader in many of the areas that inform the globalised environment of 21st century arts practices, noticeably in the areas of interactive technologies, interdisciplinarity, international collaborations which interrogate differing cultural perspectives, and the increasing fascination of mass audiences with dance reality television shows and social…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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.…
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…
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…
KRB121 Visual Theatre This unit introduces students to the concepts and processes associated with design for performance. It combines studio-based practical investigations, with in-depth lectures on the role of the contemporary live-performance designer, the design process, skills and techniques. This unit furthers the students exploration into scenography by applying learnt theories from prior…
KRB220 The Scenographic Divide This unit challenges students to undertake a detailed interrogation of the tensions between the practice of traditional stage design and the theoretical concepts and principles associated with scenography.…
KRB221 Intermedial Applications for the Theatre This unit introduces students to the concepts and principles associated with intermedial applications in the theatre. It 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 industry professionals.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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 provides the opportunity for you to write a sustained piece of creative work, within the genre of your choice, including short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and hypertext, under supervision. Such work will be written to a standard commensurate with being suitable to submit for publication to print or…
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.…