Course Title: Applied Industry Engagement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Industry Engagement

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Alison Bennett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.03.012

Course Coordinator Availability: Office hours, by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course explores collaborative and self-directed ways for creative practitioners to engage with expanded notions of industry. In negotiation with your lecturer, as a small group or individually, you will devise, develop and deliver an achievable and practical creative project that engages an external stakeholder. You will develop independent agency as a practitioner and explore how your transferrable skills and creative abilities can connect you with a broad range of professional possibilities. You will build meaningful and collaborative relationships whilst you actively explore, and critically reflect upon, different ways you can apply and continue your practice upon graduation.

This course includes work integrated learning experiences in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a School of Art postgraduate Program Option course. For further details about this course go to the School of Art Portal postgraduate Program Options site

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Articulate your values, interests and strengths, and the transferable skills of your creative practice to a range of industry professionals and peers.
  2. Identify and evaluate a range of professional fields and opportunities within which to effectively apply your creative practice skills and knowledge.
  3. Work cooperatively with peers and stakeholders to negotiate and develop projects and achieve shared goals.
  4. Critically reflect upon your skills and knowledge and identify areas for growth or adaptation.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course includes work integrated learning experiences in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

The course includes group work and individual activities and may include a micro-credential. You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities, studio/industry visits, field trips and/or industry-based projects Delivery may be face-to-face, online or a mix of both

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning activities will primarily be provided/conducted via Canvas and may include use of external platforms/software, access to which will be facilitated by the Course Coordinator.

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the RMIT Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes. Assessment for this course will be through the development of a journal and visual responses to specific tasks as determined by your collaborative projects.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1, 20% Personal Profile: ‘You as a Creative Practitoner’ (300-500 words, visuals, presentation)
CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 2, 30% Creative Industries Research & Project Pitch (1,200 words + visuals; group presentation)
CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3, 50% Industry Engagement Project & Reflective Report (individual reflective report of 1,500 words; group presentation of project documentation)
CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.