Creative Research Methods

MDA60017 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 36 hours (3 hours per week)

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to allow students to develop the research skills to produce a creative product that is theoretically rigorous.
It will:
  • Develop the students’ insights into methodologies such as Practice-led Research as it applies to the development and production of a media related project
  • Canvass different strategies based on a further understanding of the planning process for thinking about and problem-solving in the production of a creative product
  • Offer supervisory support to students as they further develop their critical and analytical skills
  • Provide a number of approaches to formal academic writing and creative or professional writing and build upon those introduced in earlier subjects
  • Provide students with further insights into how they might more extensively develop and critique in a more focused way
Following the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • Identify and pursue successful strategies for researching and planning a major piece of writing and working autonomously.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the exegesis, theory and praxis in relation to the production of a creative/original artefact through critical analyses of exegetical writing
  • Demonstrate a high order of skill in analysis, critical evaluation and/or professional application through the execution of project work or a piece of scholarship or research
  • Articulate insights into the strengths and weaknesses of their personal approach to research and writing and to the role of practice-led research in relation to their own creative production process.

Courses with unit

This unit is being replaced by MDA60019 Networking, Promotion and Entrepreneurship