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Arts Practicum (HUMA2901, SUMMER, 2017, Crawley)

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Office

Unit Outline

Arts Practicum


SUMMER, 2017

Campus: Crawley

Unit Coordinator: Dr Chantal Bourgault Du Coudray

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Unit details

Unit title Arts Practicum
Unit code HUMA2901 Credit points 6
Availability SUMMER, 2017 (05/01/2017 - 24/02/2017)
Location Crawley Mode Face to face

Contact details

Faculty Faculty of Arts
School Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Office
School website http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/
Unit coordinator Dr Chantal Bourgault Du Coudray
Email chantal.bourgault@uwa.edu.au
Telephone 6488 1519
Consultation hours
Tutors/ Demonstrators/ Facilitators
Unit contact hours Workshops: 3 x 1 hr; industry experience: 100 hrs
Online handbook http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/unitdetails?code=HUMA2901
Unit website

Unit rules

Prerequisites Completion of at least eight units and enrolment in a major in the Bachelor of Arts
Advisable prior study
Incompatibility HUMA2210 Arts Practicum 1; HUMA2211 Arts Practicum 2
Approved quota

Unit description

This unit gives Level 2 Arts students the opportunity to gain credit for supervised projects in working situations in the public and private sectors. It provides students with an opportunity to apply, enhance and develop generic skills gained through their Arts studies in a workplace context. The practicum offers students access to professional responsibilities, participation in group and independent problem-solving scenarios and exposure to workplace communication (written and oral), needs and practices.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to (1) identify relevant generic skills acquired through their study in Arts for application in the workplace context; (2) evaluate the application of the relevant generic skills to their Arts Practicum placement; (3) demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently, as required by the host supervisor in their Arts Practicum placement; and (4) successfully demonstrate a range of effective workplace communications at UWA and in the Arts Practicum placement.

Unit structure

(See Timetable)

Unit schedule

Teaching and learning responsibilities

Teaching and learning strategies

Charter of student rights and responsibilities

Student Guild contact details

The UWA Student Guild is the peak representative body for all students enrolled at UWA. The Guild Student Assist team (consisting of qualified social workers and counsellors) can provide independent, confidential advice on anything affecting your study, including financial, academic, and welfare matters. The Guild also offers hundreds of events, student clubs, volunteering and leadership opportunities, and member discounts. More information and contact details can be found at www.uwastudentguild.com.

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Information for students with disabilities


Assessment overview

Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) work placement (100 hours); (2) practicum portfolio; and (3) reflective assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Assessment mechanism

Assessment items

Academic literacy and academic misconduct

Appeals against academic assessment

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Other important information

A student who withdraws from HUMA2901 Arts Practicum I after confirmation of placement with the host organisation will be declared to have failed the unit unless the Faculty is satisfied that there were exceptional circumstances to justify withdrawal. Permission to enrol in this unit must be granted by the course adviser or other faculty representative.