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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) (B-FASCWRI) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

  • Work independently or in ensemble in a wide range of careers and performance or production opportunities;
  • be well-trained and knowledgeable in their own and related fields;
  • be committed to continuous learning and production in their discipline;
  • have a local and international perspective on their own arts practice;
  • excellence in practising their own art form;
  • have good academic literacy skills in expression, argument and research;
  • be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies.

Generic skills

  • Artistically excellent:
    • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional artist/practitioner in the 21 Century
    • have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of artistic practices and scholarship
    • have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
    • reach a high level of achievement in artistic practice, writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
    • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
    • be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies

  • Knowledgeable across disciplines:
    • examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a range of disciplines
    • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
    • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
    • have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment

  • Leaders in communities:
    • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
    • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
    • mentor future generations of learners
    • engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs

  • Attuned to cultural diversity:
    • value different cultures and their cultural forms of practice
    • be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
    • have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
    • respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values

  • Active global citizens:
    • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society
    • accept social and civic responsibilities
    • be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
    • have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.