Creative Entrepreneurship

DDD70016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20

Aims and objectives

This unit examines entrepreneurial and creative thinking skills in the context of an advancing creative economy and global shifts in the future of work. Students will examine business, innovation and entrepreneurial theories related to creating and funding an entrepreneurial initiative, while exploring ways to unlock creative capacity both in the individual and in creative and commercial pursuits. Students will explore collaborative modes of production and models of entrepreneurship through critical readings, engaged practice and case-studies.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Investigate current theories in entrepreneurship, design, innovation and creative industries.
2. Reflect, critique and analyse various approaches, models and principles to business and entrepreneurship in different community and cultural contexts.
3. Understand, recognise and apply creative and entrepreneurial theories and principles in engaged practice.
4. Analyse creative business models, crowdfunding, new distribution models, and emerging models for co-design and co-creation with consideration of the effect of ethics and culture on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity.
5. Synthesise and develop outcomes that illustrate exemplary creative entrepreneurship through a coherent well-structured report and presentation.


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