UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

HUMA2901 Arts Practicum

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodAlbanyFace to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Summer teaching periodAlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Content 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.
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.
Assessment 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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mr Peter Robinson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of at least eight units and enrolment in a major in the Bachelor of Arts
Incompatibility: HUMA2210 Arts Practicum 1; HUMA2211 Arts Practicum 2
Contact hours industry experience: 100 hours
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/HUMA2901/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/HUMA2901/SEM-2/2017
SUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/HUMA2901/SUMMER/2017
TS-U-4 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/HUMA2901/TS-U-4/2017
Note Students wishing to undertake this unit must obtain permission to enrol by visiting the Arts Practicum website and submitting an expression of interest by the published deadline for the desired semester.

A student who withdraws from HUMA2901 Arts Practicum 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.

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