Too many cooks? Co-creating and co-teaching studio courses in the creative media context : a career-focussed approach

Thorp, Stuart & Willems, Christiaan (2009) Too many cooks? Co-creating and co-teaching studio courses in the creative media context : a career-focussed approach. In The Studio Teaching Project, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Hobart, Tasmania.

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This Case Study relates to the creation and implementation of career‐focussed courses in Creative Media for film, television, animation, broadcast and web contexts.

The paper examines the advantages and disadvantages of co‐teaching, and how different professional and academic backgrounds and disciplines can productively inform curriculum design and delivery in the academic/professional context.

The authors, as co‐creators and co‐lecturers, have developed a number of courses which represent current working models for intermediate to advanced level academic/professional study, and attract students from across the creative disciplines; including theatre, media, visual arts and music. These courses are structured to develop in students a wide range of aesthetic and technical skills, as well as their ability to apply those skills professionally within and across the creative media industries.

Issues regarding the balance between academic rigour, practical hands‐on skill development, assessment, logistics, resources, teamwork and other issues, are examined in the paper.

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ID Code: 66851
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creative Media, Career-focussed, Studio Teaching, Assessment, Student Feedback, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Willems, Christiaan & Thorp, Stuart
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2014 00:01
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 05:06

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