ARTS 2010EX - Arts Festival Internship 2

External - Semester 1 - 2021

A number of festivals run over four weeks in Adelaide during February and March. Together they combine to make one of the largest, most popular and diverse arts festivals in Australia. Thousands of artists from around Australia and across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus & physical theatre, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design. Students may be assisted to find internships across all areas of the festivals in Adelaide: for instance participating in the festivals; assisting in the day to day management of administration, media, marketing, creative and visual arts; being part of the technical aspects of producing the events and shows, as well as having the opportunity to work in various departments on specific projects and tasks. A mandatory induction session will be held for students where details of the internship opportunities that are available at the Festivals, and the parameters and key dates for the course, will be discussed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTS 2010EX
    Course Arts Festival Internship 2
    Coordinating Unit Arts Faculty Admin Office
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 16 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
    Assessment 2000 word reflective journal (50%), 2000 word (or equivalent) professional portfolio or 2000 word research report (50%)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kathryn Bowd

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    After completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. apply disciplinary knowledge to tasks in the workplace.
    2. demonstrate knowledge of the arts sector and the management of arts and festivals programs.
    3. demonstrate general professional skills applicable to a variety of workplaces.
    4. apply and practise communication and interpersonal skills in a variety of professional, cultural and service-delivery contexts.
    5. critically reflect upon their engagement with and contribution to the workplace.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Online Learning
    MyUni plays a vital role in keeping students up to date with information and changes during their placement.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    With the exception of one compulsory introductory seminar, the learning takes place in a host workplace, including immersion in Festival

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

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    Learning Activities Summary
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    Specific Course Requirements
    Students must have a signed internship agreement specifying their placement to remain enrolled past census date.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Reflective journal (50%), Professional portfolio or 1500 word research report (50%)
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must have a placement to remain enrolled past census date.
    Assessment Detail
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    Submission via MyUni
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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