Creative Communities

Students from a broad range of creative practices will work together to explore conceptual and strategic dimensions of professional practice through engagement with experts from the creative sector. Students will develop an understanding of their position as creative citizens within a broader community.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Art and Design Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

Students must submit all assessments and achieve an overall minimum C- grade.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
75 Credits at 200 Level

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.


Choose just one
198481, 212425, 221382, 222382, 223425, 224382

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Apply an understanding of the relationship between creative work and clients, markets, users and consumers, to industry and commercial contexts. (Graduate profile: Connectedness - Whanaungatanga, A3)
  • 2 Demonstrate adaptability and responsiveness, understanding the risk and uncertainty associated with business and enterprise. (Graduate profile: Creativity -Toi, B1)
  • 3 Critically reflect on and evaluate their own work and the work of other practitioners. (Graduate profile: Understanding - Matauranga, C2)
  • 4 Skilfully apply insights in principles of collaborative relationships in order to appraise agency and risk in professional relationships. (Graduate profile: Virtuosity - Mohio, D3)
  • 5 Demonstrate strong oral, written and visual communication skills. (Graduate profile: Connectedness - Whanaungatanga, E1)
  • 6 Interact effectively, ethically and professionally with others, whether through collaboration or dialogue. (Graduate profile: Connectedness - Whanaungatanga, E2)

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 6 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.