Fostering an interdisciplinary learning environment through core 3rd-year courses in a revised BCA

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McDonald, Janet. 2009. "Fostering an interdisciplinary learning environment through core 3rd-year courses in a revised BCA." Wilson, Stephanie and Watson, Karin (ed.) Curriculum development in studio teaching. Sydney, Australia. Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited. pp. 29-36
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Fostering an interdisciplinary learning environment through core 3rd-year courses in a revised BCA

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1264
Book TitleCurriculum development in studio teaching
Authors
AuthorMcDonald, Janet
EditorsWilson, Stephanie and Watson, Karin
Page Range29-36
SeriesSTP Case Studies of Effective Practice
Number of Pages8
Year2009
PublisherAustralian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9780733428258
Web Address (URL)http://www.altc.edu.au/project-curriculum-development-studio-unsw-2007
Abstract

This case study describes the role of a number of core courses in the third year of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree at the University of Southern Queensland. In a major restructure of the Bachelor of Creative Arts degree, the disciplines of Music, Creative Media, Theatre and Visual Arts are linked into a single degree program and students have the opportunity to choose courses and majors across disciplines in consultation with program staff. The core third year courses described in this case study provide
opportunities for students to work with peers across disciplines and to explore pathways into the profession. A strategy for encouraging hybridity through cross disciplinary collaboration in the production of arts for public consumption is the focus of this innovative
curriculum design.

Keywordsinter-disciplinary studies; majors; curriculum design
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
369999. Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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