School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Research Methods in the Creative ArtsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102375.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Successful completion of undergraduate degree and formal acceptance into the Master of Arts (Creative Arts)

About this Unit
This unit investigates conceptual and theoretical models used in Creative Arts Research. It introduces students to a variety of important methodologies, including empiricism, experimentation, practice-based research, performativity-as-method, and narrative inquiry. It will also focus on writing as a creative praxis that has an important relationship to all the creative arts. Methodologies will be explored through the analysis of various theoretical and conceptual models that are applied in and produced through creative work. The unit will include a variety of strategies for analysing and documenting creative work, including observation, participation, reflection and representation. It will also examine the divisions between theory and practice, asking whether theory is in itself a practice that empiricism describes. It will look at the conditions under which creative arts research is produced, exploring its meanings, effects and affects.

8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT

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