Too many cooks? Co-creating and co-teaching studio courses in the creative media context: a career-focussed approach

Thorp, Stuart and Willems, Christiaan H. (2009) Too many cooks? Co-creating and co-teaching studio courses in the creative media context: a career-focussed approach. In: Curriculum development in studio teaching. STP Case Studies of Effective Practice (4). Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Sydney, Australia, pp. 181-186. ISBN 978-0-7334-2825-8

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This Case Study relates to the creation and implementation of career-focussed courses in Creative Media for film, television, animation, broadcast and web contexts. The paper examines the advantages and disadvantages of co-teaching, and how different professional and academic backgrounds and disciplines can productively inform curriculum design and delivery in the academic/professional context. The authors, as co-creators and co-lecturers, have developed a number of courses which represent current working models for intermediate to advanced level academic/professional study, and attract students from across the creative disciplines; including theatre, media, visual arts and music. These courses are structured to develop in students a wide range of aesthetic and technical skills, as well as their ability to apply those skills professionally within and across the creative media industries.

Issues regarding the balance between academic rigour, practical hands-on skill development, assessment, logistics, resources, teamwork and other issues, are examined in the paper.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This paper was first presented at the Studio Teaching Forum in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, in December 2009.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Music
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 05:49
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 06:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: co-teaching; studio practice; curriculum design; teamwork
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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