Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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)

WeekContent Assessment due date
Week 1

Introduction to course
What is creativity, where does it ‘come from’?
Is a deeper understanding of the creative process required?

Introduce Assessment task1 (activity 1): Thoughts on creativity
Students to listen, take notes and discuss YouTube links
 

 
Week 2

Introduction and discussion on ‘theories’ as suggested from YouTube links, class discussion and own research

Introduce Assessment task1 (activity 2): Thoughts on creativity
Students to discuss the ‘theories’ presented in groups listen, take notes and present

 
Week 3Presentations & discussion
Of material covered in assessment task 1

 Assessment task 1: Thoughts on creativity
(Incorporates the 2 activities)

ungraded

Week 4

Workshop: Review & analysis of artist
Presentation & discussion on an artist, their work, traditions and process

Introduce Assessment task 2:
Review and analysis of artist
(1-2 artists for session)
Screen documentary and discuss and take notes

 
Week 5Workshop: Review & analysis of artist
Presentation & discussion on an artist, their work, traditions and processReview and analysis of artist
(1-2 artists for session)
Screen documentary and discuss and take notes
 
Week  6      

Presentations & review feedback. What ‘model’ or ‘theory’ does your selected artist adhere
week 1

Selected students to Present for discussion Assessment task 2:
Review and analysis of artist

Assessment task 2
Review & analysis
of artist – Which model of creativity?

ungraded

Week 7

Workshop: The creative process week 1
Presentation, discussion and documentation of the creative process, the role of tradition, academia, the value of introspection, solitude and personal insight

Introduce Assessment task3 Own Creative Process

 
Week 8 Workshop: The creative process week 2
Presentation, discussion and documentation of the creative process, the role of tradition, academia, the value of introspection, solitude and personal insight
 
Week 9

Workshop: The creative process week 3
Presentation, discussion and documentation of the creative process, the role of tradition, academia, the value of introspection, solitude and personal insight

Selected students to Present for discussion Assessment task 3:
Own Creative Process
 


Week 10

Workshop: The creative process week 4
Presentation, discussion and documentation of the creative process, the role of tradition, academia, the value of introspection, solitude and personal insight

Students to Present for discussion Assessment task 3:
Own Creative Process

Assessment task 3:
Own Creative Process

graded

 

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
 

1What is the case for developing creativity, innovation and change? Creative industries contexts. 111,2
2Defining creativity. Reviewing concepts and theories of creativity and innovation. 111,2
3Investigating methodologies of creative practices and systematic approach to innovation. 1,2,31,22,3
4Examples of theories and applications of creativity.BSBCRT601A
Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity ASSESSMENT TASK 1 due.
1,2,31,22,3
5Selected theories and applications of creativity investigated. 1,2,31,22,3,4
6Case studies of theories and applications of creativity and innovation 2,31,23,4
7Defining ‘workspace’. Creative spaces and workspaces. Work environments and innovation. Work environments a physical and networked spaces. 1,2,31,23,4
8Work environment and systems case studies and review of innovative screen production systems and spacesBSBINN501
Establish systems that support innovation
ASSESSMENT TASK 1 due.
1,2,31,2,33,4
9Integration of creativity and innovation methodologies into work environments and systems 1,2,32,33,4,5
10Reviewing innovative production methodologiesBSBINN502A
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
ASSESSMENT TASK 1 due.
1,2,32,33,4,5
11Re-examining audience – producer relationship. Future audience as present collaborator. ‘Crowdfunding’ and ‘crowdsourcing’ trends. 1,2,32,33,4,5
12Workspace proposals.
Feedback sessions.
 1,2,33,43,4,5
13Scoping workspaces. Planning, scheduling and budgeting for creativity and innovation. 1,2,33,43,4,5
14Innovative and creative workspace creation. 1,2,33,43,4,5
15Innovative and creative workspace explorations.BSBCRT601A
Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
BSBINN501
Establish systems that support innovation
BSBINN502A
Build and sustain an innovative work environment


ASSESSMENT TASK 2 due

1,2,3 41,2,3,4,5
16Review of strategies. 1,2,32,3,44,5


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)

 

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 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


To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Task 3 (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).

 

Assessment task 1 Thoughts on creativity Due: week 3 (ungraded)

(Specific details in assessment brief)

Assessment task 2 Review & analysis of artist Due: week 6 (ungraded)

(Specific details in assessment brief)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CACompetency achieved
NYCNot yet competent
DNSDid Not Submit for Assessment
 

Assessment task 3 Outline your creative process Due: week 10 (graded)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent achieved graded
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
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 C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

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

ASSESSMENT TASK 1: Describe three theories of creativity. Ungraded
Due in class of Week 4 (Class 2A –Mon 2nd March, Class 2B Wed – 4th March.)

Concepts and theories of creativity have developed over the last century and continue to evolve.
You are asked to survey some existing theories and concepts and choose some that you would like to understand better.
You will need to conduct your own research project into a past, a current and an emerging theory or concept. You can use the RMIT library to access journals and academic papers to help you in this task. You must present your sources of information and follow RMIT guidelines for citation and referencing. Please make sure you understand the concept of plagiarism and relevant RMIT policy.

a) Find and compare three theories or concepts 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). For an emerging theory or concept you may choose recent developments or reviews of an established, older theory or concept.

b) Describe the theories or concepts you have chosen in your own words. Think about the theories you have chosen to look at until you feel you have some understanding of them. It is important you are able to explain your understanding of the theories or concepts you have chosen because you will be asked later to speculate on how you might apply them. Simply quoting the writing of others is not adequate evidence of a grasp of the theories or concepts you have chosen. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
 

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 - Promoting and implementing innovative practice (Note: this assessment task is graded)
Due in class of Week 15 (Class 2A – Mon 25th May, Class 2B Wed 27th May)

For this assessment you are to put together a proposal for promoting and implementing an innovative practice, including how you would develop an innovative work environment.
Your proposal should build on your research into a particular theory or concept of creativity and include an explanation of how this theory could be put into practice.

You will present your proposal to the class in a 5-minute presentation and submit a written copy of your proposal (500 to 800 words).

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
CAG Competent achieved graded
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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:www.rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions: (web link)
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.


Assessment & Feedback: (web link)
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, 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: (web link)
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): (web link)
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:(web link)
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
 

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