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Profile Building for Creatives (THTR30041)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeTHTR30041
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed to guide students through the preparation of their own professional resource documentation: the critical communication tools required to present themselves and their work in a comprehensive and succinct manner for interaction with others.

Specifically the subject addresses how to navigate a body of work, skills and talents and determine from that, how to best represent this.

It also provides systems and commonly agreed professional practices, breaking down each outcome into a process of: ‘how to think about the task’ ‘how to do the task’ ‘tricks of the trade’ and most importantly ‘how to complete the task’

Skills that this subject will cover will include how to create a biography, an artist statement, a CV, a folio and photographic documentation.

Each specified task will act as the spine of the course, delivered with relevant preparatory exercises and support resource materials.

Learning will be delivered online as workbook and exercise sheets and then supported by on line chat rooms - using a combination of video and text, visible to all participants.

With classroom seminars that aim to provide a context in regard to approach, workplace, industry etc., as well as giving students an alternate forum for resolution of questions and issues that may arise from the set tasks received online.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject should be able to understand how to collate communication tools to represent themselves and their work professionally, including:

  • editing and choosing crucial information
  • using appropriate templates for communication efficiencies
  • making information accessible and easy to understand
  • how to communicate professionally
  • how to present their talent and skill
  • how to engage effectively with potential employers , collaborators and funders

Generic skills

On completing this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the appropriate way to respond to professional opportunities.
  • Presentation of relevant documentation to present themselves and their skills.
  • Greater clarity in their chosen career direction.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Specialist skills and a body of creative work to edit, collate and promote as a graduating student.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Participation, ongoing throughout teaching period (10%)
  • Written tasks (1600 word equivalent) - Biography Long Version (600 words), Artist's Statement (500 words) and CV (500 words); due xxxxxxxxxxxx (40%)
  • Digital Visual Materials (1600 word equivalent) - Biographical Photograph, Portrait Photograph, Historical Folio and Current Folio; due xxxxxxxxxxxx (40%)
  • Written tasks - Career Vision Statement (300 words); due xxxxxxxxxxxxx (10%)

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject has a pre-teaching period and associated requirements:

2 x preparatory online 'mailers' as an optional activity/enhancement to learning are designed to orientate students into the subject contents and approach. This will include non-assessable suggested reading, viewing and professional; development exercises.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 11 October 2019