School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Arts in Contemporary Society
  • Unit Code

    ADM2410
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Description

This unit provides a broad coverage of the current arts environment by investigating specific examples of professional activity within various arts genres. The unit responds to cultural diversity and builds confident and sensitive students who can critically review issues, challenges and approaches relating to selected arts companies and industry sectors. A wide range of industry guest speakers provide viewpoints, experiences and company/sector information throughout the unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded ADM2450

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate current trends which may lead to changes and particular outcomes for an arts sector.
  2. Formulate and express opinions on a range of arts topics and issues.
  3. Identify issues of major significance within the industry and articulate arguments related to those issues.

Unit Content

  1. Current developments, national and international, within the arts.
  2. Operations, opportunities and constraints of selected producing companies.
  3. Purpose, policies and operations of key infrastructure organisations.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentGroup Research Project20%
PresentationGroup Research Project20%
EssayIndividual Essay50%
Participation ^Participation and engagement10%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Arts in Contemporary Society
  • Unit Code

    ADM2410
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Description

This unit provides a broad coverage of the current arts environment by investigating specific examples of professional activity within various arts genres. The unit responds to cultural diversity and builds confident and sensitive students who can critically review issues, challenges and approaches relating to selected arts companies and industry sectors. A wide range of industry guest speakers provide viewpoints, experiences and company/sector information throughout the unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded ADM2450

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate current trends which may lead to changes and particular outcomes for an arts sector.
  2. Formulate and express opinions on a range of arts topics and issues.
  3. Identify issues of major significance within the industry and articulate arguments related to those issues.

Unit Content

  1. Current developments, national and international, within the arts.
  2. Operations, opportunities and constraints of selected producing companies.
  3. Purpose, policies and operations of key infrastructure organisations.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentGroup Research Project20%
PresentationGroup Research Project20%
EssayIndividual Essay50%
Participation ^Participation and engagement10%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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