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PERF305 The Creative Industries

An investigation of the knowledge and skills required to develop a career in the creative industries.

Paper title The Creative Industries
Paper code PERF305
Subject Performing Arts Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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One 200-level DANC, MUSI, PERF or THEA paper and 18 further 200-level points
PERF 205

Teaching staff

Paper coordinator: Associate Professor Hilary Halba


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Distinguish between different aspects of the creative industries from multiple perspectives
  • Ability to undertake research - to locate, retrieve, cite, evaluate and synthesise information pertaining to the creative industries
  • Develop understanding of creative industry business practices relating to management, promotion, health and safety, professional relationships, the use of the World Wide Web, contracts and budgeting
  • Appraise different methods of promotion and dissemination in creative industry contexts
  • Demonstrate a mature understanding of global industry perspectives, support systems, and financial responsibilities within the context of a professional career in the creative industries
  • Demonstrate an ability to express and explore ideas and to question received opinion
  • Communicate and write clearly and precisely about projected career pathways within the creative industries

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system