Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5964C

Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan)

Teacher: Arthur Michalopoulos

arthur.michalopoulos@rmit.edu.au

9925 4111

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

Janis Lesinskis

janis.lesinskis@rmit.edu.au

9925 4982
 

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course introduces students to the skills required to undertake research into different concepts and theories of creativity, and to apply those to a particular field of endeavour.

 

In C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan) this course is co delivered and assessed with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity and BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Element:

1. Research concepts
and theories of
creativity

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Use a range of research techniques to source
information about creativity
1.2.Identify and explore potential new, emerging and
alternative sources of ideas and thinking about
creativity
1.3.Expand own knowledge and understanding of
creativity through review and critical analysis of
information
1.4.Analyse, compare and contrast a range of
theoretical perspectives and thinking on creativity
1.5.Identify and explore the transmigration of creative
thought to innovative output

Element:

2. Apply theories of
creativity to practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Evaluate the relevance and application of different
theories and practices of creativity based on analysis
of own work and life experience
2.2.Analyse the ways in which different aspects of
history, theory and other influences are applied,
adapted or challenged in practice
2.3.Assess the ways in which theories, thinking and
practices about creativity may be applied that
provide benefits to individuals, businesses and the
community

Element:

3. Develop, articulate
and debate own
perspectives theories
and practices of
creativity

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Take a critical approach to different theories and
reflect on own ideas and responses
3.2.Develop own substantiated positions in response to
research and analysis
3.3.Articulate own positions in a manner which
demonstrates clarity of thought and conceptual
understanding of different theories and thinking
3.4.Debate own positions on creativity showing belief in
own ideas and a willingness to remain open to new
perspectives


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed skills and knowledge required to research, develop, apply and articulate perspectives and theories of creativity.


Details of Learning Activities

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan)

In class activities may include:

Presentations, research tasks, discussions and collaborative tasks.

Out of class activities may include:

• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• class presentations
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

• research tasks
• presentations
• discussions
• collaborative tasks
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

 C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

WeekClass content summary  
Week 1Introduction to course
Is a deeper understanding of the creative process required or necessary
Why are ‘theories’ important
Research in general
Summative assessment introduction
Part A Research and present a theory of creativity and/or the creative process
Part B Create a video presentation that looks into your own creative process
(Details in specific assignment briefs)

 
 1,2,3
Week 2Workshop: Looking at an artists work (related to formative assessment part 1)
Presentation, discussion and documentation

 
 1,2,3
 
Week 3Project research, discussion and feedback
 
 1,2,3
Week 4Workshop: Looking at an artists work (related to formative assessment Part 1)
Presentation, discussion and documentation
 1,2,3
 
Week 5Project research, discussion and feedback 1,2,3
Week 6 Project review, Presentations, discussion and feedback week 1
(related to Formative assessment Part 2)
 1,2,3
Week 7 Project review, Presentations, discussion and feedback week 2
(related to Formative assessment Part 2)
  1,2,3
Week 8 Workshop: Looking at an artists work (related to formative assessment Part 1)
Presentation, discussion and documentation
   1,2,3
Week 9

 Project research, discussion and feedback

Formative assessment part 1 - Due
 1,2,3
Week 10

Discussion on summative assessment (Part B - creative process video)

Formative assessment part 2 - Due

Summative assessment (Part A) Due

 1,2,3
Week 11 Work on Summative (Part B)
(Individual research only – no class)
  1,2,3
 Week 12 Creative process videoSummative assessment (Part B) Due 1,2,3

 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

This course is co delivered and assessed with BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation and BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment.

WeekClass content summaryAssessments dueElements

BSBCRT601A
 

Elements

BSBINN501A
 

Elements

BSBINN502A
 

1Overview of current development, production and distribution workflow and systems and shifts in industry practices. What is the case for developing creativity, innovation and change? 113
2Defining creativity. Reviewing concepts and theories of creativity and innovation. 11,23
3Investigating methodologies of creative and innovative practices 11,23
4Examples of theories and applications of creativity.Formative due:
Research and present three for examples theories of creativity.
BSBCRT601A
11,23
5Selected theories and applications of creativity investigated 1,2,31,21, 3
6Case studies of theories and applications of creativity and innovationSummative due:
Present a case for potential use of at least one theory.
BSBCRT601A
1,2,31,21,2
7Defining ‘workspace’. Creative spaces and workspaces. Work environments and innovation. Work environments a physical and networked spaces. 1,2,31,21,2,3
8Work environment and systems case studies and review of innovative screen production systems and spaces 1,2,31,21,2,3
9Integration of creativity and innovation methodologies into work environments and systemsFormative due:
Presentations of innovative work environment proposals.
BSBINN501A
BSBINN502A
1,2,31,2,31,2
10Reviewing production methodologies.
Transmedia projects.
 1,2,31,2,31,2,3,4,5
11Re-examining audience – producer relationship. Future audience as present collaborator. ‘Crowdfunding’ and ‘crowdsourcing’ trends. 1,2,31,2,31,2,3,4,5
12Workspace proposals.
Feedback sessions.
Formative due:
Present design proposal for collaborative and innovative workspace.
BSBINN501A
BSBINN502A
1,2,31,2,31,2,3,4,5
13Scoping workspaces. Planning, scheduling and budgeting for creativity and innovation. 1,2,31,2,31,2,3,4,5
14Innovative and creative workspace creation. 1,2,32,3,41,2,3,4,5
15Innovative and creative workspace trials.Summative due:
Presentation of your design and trial of the workplace innovation strategy.
BSBINN501A
BSBINN502A
1,2,3 2,3,41,2,3,4,5
16Strategies reviewed. 341,2,3,4,5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan)

Course notes are posted on Blackboard. Paper copies are distributed in class at start of semester.

 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

You will be required to access current research material through online, networked methods.

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) www.ted.com
This web site includes a number of speakers talking about creativity and innovation that are relevant to these courses. You can search it with keywords: ’creativity’ and ’innovation’. There example links on myRMIT / Blackboard.
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.


Assessment Tasks

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan)


Looking at the work of various artists from a range of traditions and disciplines to determine approaches and attitudes to the creative process in general. Through class discussions - culminating in formative and summative assessment tasks – students should be able to identify and investigate aspects of creativity/creative process that will illuminate their thinking around their own creative practice

Formative assessments

(Refer to assignment brief for details)

There are two parts to this assessment; Formative part 1 and Formative part 2

Formative part 1 will be based on the Investigating artists – workshops sessions. Discussion of the work of three artists over three sessions into their approaches to creativity and overall creative process. One of these artists/sessions will need to be documented and explored further as your formative assessment part 1 Due: Week 9

Formative part 2 will be based on the a presentation and subsequent discussion on the progress of your summative assessment part A ‘Research and present a theory of creativity and/or the creative process’ Due: week 10

Grades which apply to formative assessment tasks are in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)

CA Competency achieved
NYC Not yet competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Summative assessment

Part A Research and present a theory of creativity and/or the creative process
(Details in specific assignment brief) Due: week 10

Part B Create a video presentation that looks into your own creative process
(Details in specific assignment brief) Due: Week 12

This summative assessment will contribute to the semester 1 Art & Design Research Folio

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Formative (ungraded):
Week 4: Describe three theories of creativity - presentation & written version.
a) Conduct a research project into a past, current and emerging theories. Find and compare three theories of creativity – one past (more than 30 years old), one very recent (proposed in the last 20 years), one emerging (currently developing – as published in the last five years). You must present your sources of information.
b) Think about the theories you have chosen to look until you feel you understand them. Then describe them in your own words.
c) Give your personal opinion of each of these three theories.

Grades which apply to formative assessment tasks are in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)

CA Competency achieved
NYC Not yet competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Summative:
Week 6: Apply theories of creativity as part of an innovative work environment proposal - presentation & written version.
Take a recent or current theory of creativity that you think could be applied to a work situation. Describe how it might be useful in terms for promoting innovative work and possibly help produce a more innovative end product.

Grades which apply to Summative assessment tasks are in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experiencs involve research, presentationsdiscussions, projects and collaborative tasks. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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