ARTSW300-21B (HAM)

Arts and Cultural Festivals

15 Points

Edit Header Content
Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts


Edit Staff Content





Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)


Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)



You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
Edit Staff Content

Paper Description

Edit Paper Description Content

This paper provides students with an opportunity to obtain credit for practice or performance(s) that relate to a bachelor degree qualification in the Arts. This paper acknowledges work completed/presented within the professional ecologies of relevant arts and cultural organizations, events and settings.

The professional practice, performance or output evaluated in this paper should be created/presented in response to an invitation or call for work (e.g. film or arts festival). The credited output will be by invitation, or accepted, included and/or hosted by an external organisation, group or event. For credit toward this paper, the output also needs to be in a recognised area of practice/performance that has clear relevance to existing study and potential career trajectory.
Edit Paper Description Content

Paper Structure

Edit Paper Structure Content

Reflection on practice/performance will be completed under the supervision of a staff member from the School of Arts. This paper is open to all students taking a BA or BMus with the necessary pre-requisites (DANCE101, DSIGN141, DSIGN142, ENGLI100, MEDIA102, THSTS101 or any MUSIC Level 100 papers).

While students are able to enrol on the paper online, there are some necessary steps (outlined below) that need to be fulfilled before enrolment is finalised: 1) confirming the programme under which ARTSW300 will be completed and 2) securing a supervisor to support and assess the WIL experience.

STEP 1 - Decide on your programme. As WIL is part of List C in your degree structure, you do not need to study WIL in the same disciplinary area as your Major. Select the most appropriate programme to supervise the nature of your project.

Where to go:

Screen and Media Studies - audio-visual production, print media, interactive design, script-writing, game design, animation, documentary, producer, media communication, visual journalism, etc.

English - creative writing, archive and historical research, critic/reviewer (cultural events, performances, releases), event organiser, etc.

Music - composition for media (film, animation, television, radio, games), live performance and accompaniment, music festivals & events, DJ, sound mixing and mastering, sound technician or engineer, etc.

Theatre & Dance - performance, production advertising & promotion, arts administration and management, stage manager, choreography, dramaturg, stylist, designer, etc.

STEP 2 - Make an appointment to see a WIL Advisor to ascertain if you have the necessary prerequisites and experience to complete a WIL in the area of your choice.

Who to see? Our WIL Advisors are:

Screen and Media Studies - Dr Isabelle Delmotte, Room I.4.29, e-mail:

English - Catherine Chidgey, Room I.3.20A, e-mail:

Music - Dr Lara Hall, Room IJ.3.01, e-mail:

Theatre & Dance - Dr Declan Patrick, Room I.4.13, e-mail:

STEP 3 - Your WIL Advisor will suggest potential supervisors for you to approach. You will need to obtain a supervisor's signature to complete your enrolment. You will receive a School of Arts approval form via e-mail when you first enrol on the paper. If you do not receive an approval form, obtain one from the Student Advice Centre, Ground Floor, J Block. When you have a supervisor's agreement and signature, return the form to the Student Advice Centre, Ground Floor, J Block. Your enrolment will then be complete.

Edit Paper Structure Content

Learning Outcomes

Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Produce an output that has a recognised significance in showcasing professional skills relevant to an arts discipline or specialisation
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Demonstrate a capacity to organise, plan and prepare thoroughly for an event
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Recognise appropriate professional practice and norms of conduct relevant to planning, preparing and entering into a creative event
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Demonstrate effective communication during preparation and performance
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Reflect critically on their performance
    Linked to the following assessments:
Edit Learning Outcomes Content
Edit Learning Outcomes Content


Edit Assessments Content

Assessment Components

Edit Assessments Content

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Develop a Creative Portfolio
  • Hand-in: Department Office
2. Creative Output/Performance
  • Hand-in: Department Office
3. Reflective Evaluation
  • Hand-in: Department Office
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
Edit Assessments Content

Required and Recommended Readings

Edit Required Readings Content

Recommended Readings

Edit Recommended Readings Content

Leveque, Lynne C. (2001) Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents. Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey
Edit Recommended Readings Content

Online Support

Edit Online Support Content

A Moodle page will be made available for general resources and support.

Edit Online Support Content


Edit Workload Content

This is a 15-point paper, requiring 150 hours. The majority of the paper will be allocated to independent study, supervision and its presentation/write up with 20-30 hrs for additional supporting assignments.

Edit Workload Content

Linkages to Other Papers

Edit Linkages Content


Prerequisite papers: DANCE101, DSIGN141, DSIGN142, ENGLI100, MEDIA102, any MUSIC Level 100 paper or THSTS101, and permission of a Programme WiL Coordinator listed for the paper.




Restricted papers: ARTSW301, ARTSW302, ARTSW303, ARTSW304, ARTSW305, ARTSW306, ARTSW307, ARTSW308, ARTSW309.

Edit Linkages Content