Table B: Undergraduate elective units of study descriptions

Critical studies

CATE2004 Life, Art and the Everyday

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (18 junior credit points from Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Table A including (ARHT1001 or CATE1001) and (ARHT1002 or CATE1002)) Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How do artists engage with the ebb and flow of daily life and the material conditions of the street, the city, and the home? This unit of study focuses on artists who heighten our awareness of everyday by using ready-mades and found objects, by exploring the exotic in the banal, and by creating domestic worlds and the urban-scapes of gritty realism and great imagination.
CATE2007 The Art of Memory

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (12 senior credit points of Art History and Theory) Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the discourse of memory through the practice of contemporary art and theory. From this perspective, it considers the relationship between memory, the politics of identity, and history through a critical exploration of different forms of remembrance, such as: storytelling and autobiography; collective memory; forgetting and the erasure of time; and trauma and embodiment.
CATE2014 Art and Nature

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the links between the natural world and human culture, and in particular how these links have been made in art practice. From the nineteenth century through to the contemporary period, natural history - the empirical study of plants and animals - has preoccupied artists seeking greater knowledge of botanical and zoological life, and enrichment through spiritual connection with the otherness of nature. This unit considers artists whose response to the natural world has been mimetic, psychological, ecological, and philosophical. It addresses the intersections of art and science including the impact of Darwin and theories of evolution on artists both historical and contemporary, the prevalence of plant and animal motifs in design and popular culture over two centuries, and the centrality of environmentalism and ecology to art today.
CATE2016 Participation, Art and Social Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How to transform the (passive) viewer of art into (active) participant has been a central drive of much 20th century art, which more recently has seen contemporary art claim its role as the creation of new forms of social relations. This unit of study places this drive in historical and theoretical contexts, considering the work of modernist and contemporary artists, and the relationship between art and new forms of political organisation in the age of social media.
CATE2017 Fashion, the Body and Art

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1011 Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Pop caused visible cracks in the traditional division between high and low culture, but with the advent of accessible digital moving-image media, this distinction has been all but shattered. The omnipresence of mass media has meant that for those in the developed world (and elsewhere), taste, style, desire and therefore fashion are at the epicentre of our lives. Taking a broad transdisciplinary perspective that ranges from jewellery to fashion photography to film, this unit of study examines the rich crossover between art and fashion that has been active since the emergence of couture in the mid nineteenth century. The relationship between art and fashion developed in the 1960s with audacious body styling that borrowed from science fiction movies as much as art itself: for example, it was Yves Saint Laurent's Mondrian Dress that took the modernist master into the mainstream. These cross-pollinations climax with contemporary designers such as Margiella and McQueen - whose body-as-sculpture attitude is distantly echoed in the tendency of museum architecture also to be like gigantic sculptures - and pop icons such as Lady Gaga.
CATE2022 Contemporary Art and Feminism

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1011 Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Feminism scrutinizes the building blocks of culture and identity, seeking to explain how power relations - including those that naturalise gender inequality - are embedded in knowledges and practices. Feminism is thus a powerful tool for understanding our image culture and the way visual images narrativise power relations. Pioneering this critique nearly fifty years ago, feminist artists helped to forge the transition from modernist to postmodernist cultural strategies. They prioritised subject-matter, skills and design principles that had been neglected in late modernism. They criticised the idea of art as separate from society and beyond politics and power, and communicated with broader audiences through video, performance, mixed media, installation, posters and photography. They re-routed both women's traditional arts and the conventional high art media of painting and sculpture. Today these experiments remain a central platform of contemporary art, including forms of visual arts interventions in participatory and networked democracy known as 'social practice'. Many of the conceptual, material and practical dimensions of contemporary art have been derived from feminist practice, albeit in unacknowledged form. This unit considers the many ways feminist critiques inform contemporary art, contextualizing current practices in the histories of feminist art and theory
CATE2024 Professional Practice Seminar

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study seeks to equip visual arts students with some of the key competencies necessary to make the successful transition from art school to professional practice. The unit comprises primarily of talks by a wide spectrum of art industry professionals on issues including: the art market; the gallery circuit; artist-run spaces; entrepreneurship opportunities; public commissions. Seminars will also address issues such as: proposal-writing; funding opportunities; and up-skilling through postgraduate qualifications.
CATE2025 Practising Contemporary Indigenous Art

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1011 Assessment: essay proposal and annotated bibliography (20%) and group discussion forum (10%) and major essay (60%) and online discussion forum (10%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study recognizes the impact of Indigenous Australian arts on Australian contemporary art practice. It considers the development of contemporary Indigenous art, and discusses the crucial issues of appropriation, ownership, and institutional protocols, as well as contemporaneity. You will be encouraged to broaden your understanding of the complexities associated with contemporary art practices in Australia, and to actively engage in dialogues between Indigenous and non-indigenous practitioners.
CATE2026 Art and the Uncanny

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) Assessment: team tutorial presentation (20%) and major essay (80%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The uncanny is a psychological sensation that occurs when the ordinariness of the everyday is ruptured. This unit of study explores the uncanny and its impact on contemporary art. The uncanny can be traced to the Romantic Movement, but is most famously associated with the impact of Sigmund Freud who wrote: 'The uncanny effect is often and easily produced by effacing the distinction between imagination and reality as when something that we have hitherto regarded as imaginary appears before us in reality'. The uncanny interferes with feelings of homeliness and certainty and instead produces disturbing sensations of being out of place and of estrangement from the familiar. This powerful concept is generated by ordinary life and also the experience of art.
CATE3001 Advanced Critical Studies - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: A minimum 120 of Junior and Intermediate credit points from Undergraduate Tables A and B (including 30 credit points from CATE units), and AAM of at least 75 Assessment: research proposal (30%) and research project (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is open only to Distinction average students in their graduating semester. Students undertake an independent research project in the context of peer and academic support offered through regular seminar sessions.
Students can also choose one of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study:
ARHT2614 Pollock to Psychedelia

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Assessment: 1x1500wd Artworks review (40%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies the interplay between high art and popular culture in America from the 1950s onwards. Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance formed alongside emerging youth cultures of political protest, drugs and rock music. We examine the interactions of high art, youth culture and mass media.

Disciplinary electives

Sydney College of the Arts

CAEL2039 Screen Arts: an Introduction

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Prerequisites: CASF1001, or 18 junior credit points from Undergraduate Table A for Arts and Social Sciences including ENGL1011 Assessment: small group presentation (10%) and project proposal (20%) and major self-directed project (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to the conceptual frameworks and technologies that shape the making of screen-based media and contemporary art practices. Through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and screenings you will explore the evolution of experimental film, video art and independent filmmaking from the 1960s to the present. You will engage in the production of a self-directed digital film that may be realized in any style or genre. The unit is supported by a technical program that provides you with the applied skills and competencies needed for the use of studio facilities and equipment.
CAEL2040 Drawing: The Medium of Translation

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: major visual project (70%) and online discussion forum (10%) and short research task (20%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Drawing is re-emerging as an important field of artistic activity and research. In this unit of study, you will explore drawing as a primary research activity. Working with drawing as a research instrument and creative discipline will enable critical engagement with traditional practices and contemporary trends. You will participate in peer-evaluation and undertake theoretical research in addition to studio based activities and production.
CAEL2041 The Art of Sound and Noise

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: directed project (40 %) and major self-directed project (60 %) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study approaches sound in the broadest sense as it crosses barriers through physical and cultural space, and exists as a force in the world. In this unit, you will undertake a studio-based approach to the production of sound art works, including sound objects, instruments, sonic sculpture, sound installation, performance and new ways of working with sound. The unit begins with the physicality of sound and music physics. You will listen to sonic phenomena, materials, forms and existing sound works. This unit will be conducted in an open studio framework including a variety of workshops, sound studios and digital labs.
CAEL2042 Photography and the Darkroom

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: technique task (20%) and concept task (30%) and self-directed major project (50%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces the principles of black and white photography via the 35mm camera and the darkroom. You explore alternative documentary photography strategies by challenging the role of the camera to simply observe and capture. You experiment with the genres of reportage, street photography and conventional documentary practices, and are encouraged to take an interventionist approach to the urban environment. You are introduced to the 35 mm manual SLR camera, black and white film processing, dark room printing, film exposure and photographic print enlargement.
CAEL2043 Image/Object in Photomedia

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: studio task: stack (20%) and studio task: projection (30%) and major project (50%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores how photography can interact with the world beyond a two-dimensional image, and how the relationship between objects and photography can stretch the function of the image. You consider what a photograph may be materially when it extends into a three-dimensional object form, and how the image might be situated to encompass a sculptural and interactive dimension. You develop image-based practices that combine digital photography, analogue photography, projection, print, objects and installation to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to photographic practice.
CAEL2045 Site Works: Sculptural Interventions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (30%) and site work (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides a studio-based approach to designing and making art works for specific locations or in response to specific guidelines. Stepping outside of the gallery opens up possibilities for exploring some of the broader issues of art and everyday life. In this unit, you will consider the key issues and methodologies relevant for site specific, interventionist or tactically oriented art works, and develop a sound understanding of the proposals required in the competitive field of public art. The unit focuses on the development of your ideas with a view to encouraging inventive approaches to proposals and includes strategies for realising virtual and physical outcomes. The unit combines studio work, short presentations by the lecturer, student presentations and group discussion/critiques, and is conducted in the sculpture studio, the digital labs and various other locations.
CAEL2046 Painting Music

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: seminar presentation (30%) and production and exhibition of a painting (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From Piet Mondrian to Albert Oehlen, artists have been influenced by music. This has had both direct and sublimated effects on the development of the techniques and styles of painting. From seriality to polyrhythms, synchronicity between painting and music has been a constant for a century now. Abstraction has especially taken its cue from the autonomy of music to create a painting that is free from a direct representational quality and instead focuses on an engagement with its own reality through colour, materials and action. This unit of study investigates the dovetailing of painting and music, from modernism to contemporary art, and examines the current trends of painting, relating these processes to those of contemporary music. You will research and investigate the influences of music on painting, and create a work that has music as its core value.
CAEL2047 Animation

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (30%) and major self-directed project (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to the fundamental concepts and skills associated with 2D animation production. The unit provides both a conceptual and technical framework for you to explore the possibilities of animation in relation to your existing practice or as a completely new endeavour. Working in the digital domain, you will explore a range of approaches including frame-by-frame animation and stop motion animation. The technical component of this course provides you with the necessary skills to realise a self-directed project while encouraging exploration and experimentation. Class discussions, seminars and individual tutorials support screenings of historical and contemporary animated works to allow you to situate your own projects within a contemporary context.
CAEL2048 Investigating Clay

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: experimental process folio (20%) and proposal for final work (20%) and final work (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work in ceramics. You will be introduced to concepts, methodologies and technologies integral to contemporary ceramics. You will also be introduced to historical and contemporary frameworks that underpin the processes and paradigms of ceramics today and provide the foundations of a 3D vocabulary. Thematic approaches accompany technical introductions to handbuilding, wheelwork, surface treatments and kiln firing to encourage exploration with ceramics methodologies. The unit develops and enhances critical skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques. This unit is suitable for those who have no or limited experience with the ceramic material and its technologies.
CAEL2049 Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research presentation (20%) and themed project 1 (40%) and themed project 2 (40%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the glass vessel in everyday life and its application as a conceptual agent in contemporary art. By nature, the glassblowing process creates a vessel or container from a mass of molten glass. Through research projects you will investigate the psychology of the glass vessel through its function and physical properties. You will develop fundamental hand skills and glassblowing techniques through structured weekly workshops, and combine practical skills with contextual knowledge in the development of conceptually themed projects. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL2050 Light & Space: Introducing Cast Glass

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research presentation (20%) and themed project 1 (40%) and themed project 2 (40%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study focuses on the optical and abstract potential of cast glass. Through self-led research you will identify relevant artists using the optic and spatial properties of glass. Through structured weekly workshops, you will learn to cast glass in detailed plaster-silica moulds that they have fabricated. You will learn the pragmatics of spatial zones and light manipulation in solid glass, and be introduced to glass chemistry and to the knowledge required for the creation of your own kiln firing schedules. You will respond to themed projects focusing on optical and abstract glass in your own work. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL2051 Posters to Paste-ups

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: experimental poster (20%) and major self-directed work (80%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Artworks made for public spaces have been an integral part of modern art. This unit of study looks at the role print has played in this history, briefly surveying Situationist graphics and psychedelic and punk posters before moving on to explore the potential contemporary print as a medium for urban intervention. Focusing on poster design and screen printing, the unit introduces you to techniques associated with the US band poster revival and other recent manifestations of print based public art such as stenciling and wheat pasting. The hands-on production of screen printed posters will be linked to an introduction to the digital publishing skills needed for commercial poster production.
CAEL2052 Introduction to Digital Publishing

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: digital booklet (20%) and draft layout (20%) and digital magazine (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the boundary between artwork, publication and portfolio. The unit acquaints you with the basics of InDesign, a software program that has become industry standard for designing digital and paper publications. Focusing on experimental magazines and other small scale artist's publications the unit explores the visual language of contemporary publishing from an artist's perspective. You learn about the complex interplay of text, image and sequence involved in producing multipage documents/artworks through the practical experience of creating your own InDesign publication.
CAEL2053 Screen Printing: an Introduction

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (20%) and major work (80%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to screen printing and its broad application across media. The unit explores the technical basics of this process through various projects. It provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical knowledge required to independently access and use the Printmedia studio facilities.
CAEL2054 Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: technical samples (15%) and research presentation (20%) and major work (65%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From the symbolically charged through to the functionally utilized, the hammer formed metallic object builds upon the dynamic landscape of the body. In this unit of study you investigate the potential for an object to expand the metaphysical self. The malleable and ductile qualities of metal will be examined as a creative catalyst enabling material characteristics to form a transformative element of a work that is made for the body by the body. You will explore silversmithing processes, in alignment with your individual research interests, as a technical and conceptual starting point to negotiate ideas of metamorphosis and growth. The appropriate forming processes, including sinking, raising, hot forging and planishing, will be introduced alongside an examination of the historic foundations and key principles of contemporary metalsmithing, as a means to generate your own individual project.
CAEL2055 Bodyworks: Jewellery as Communication

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: technical samples (15%) and research presentation (20%) and major work (65%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative contemporary jewellery work that engages with the space and physical dimensions of the body. Fundamental to this approach is an investigation of the role of the worn or carried object in social communication. The unit provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects.
CAEL2059 Curatorial Strategies

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: short essay (30%) and major essay (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on key aspects of curating and exhibiting in relation to contemporary art theories and practices. You will examine the curatorial function in a variety of contemporary exhibition models and contexts, including state and commercial galleries, residency centres, contemporary art spaces and ARIs (artist run spaces), and landmark shows. You will develop an understanding of curating from the perspectives of contemporary artistic practice, including your own practice and research. The unit provides you with the skills and knowledge that will enable you to comprehensively evaluate the curatorial strategies and objectives of contemporary art projects, as well as the structures of contemporary art spaces and institutions.
CAEL2060 Experimental Writing Studio

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: directed project (40%) and major self-directed project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Text now is found in a multiplicity of art forms. This open studio interdisciplinary unit investigates text and language in art, from street art to high culture, via self-directed projects that are unbounded by medium and yet use writing as the genesis or as primary material for the production of a work of art. Final works could range from a screenplay or work of fiction, to a body of paintings or sculptures, to artists' books, zines, net art and editions, from video, to sound, and performance art. You will work by way of a self-directed project and on one short in class project. This unit of study is taught by way of tutorials, group critique, workshops, lectures and guest lectures.
CAEL2068 Painting: Plus or Minus

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project stage 1 (20%) and project presentation (20%) and project stage 2 (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the interfaces between painting and other media such as photography, screenprinting, sculpture, performance and video. In considering these hybrid forms as additions or subtractions to painting, you confront questions around what do and don't constitute the borders and limits of any given medium. You will encounter potential new material combinations in which a photo becomes a painting surface or a painting becomes a live action, object or digital interface. You will work on self-directed projects developed through lectures, tutorials, group critique and excursions.
CAEL2069 Screenwriting

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: participation in seminars (30%) and script (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to the art and craft of writing for the screen. Through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and film screenings you will explore a range of approaches to screenwriting. These include looking at the structure of dialogue and character driven scripts, then moving to an analysis of more experimental approaches to script writing that rely less on character or dialogue and more on mood, situation and atmosphere. You will write an original script for a digital film that can be realized in any style or genre.
CAEL2073 Skin and Sign: Ceramic Surfaces

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: experimental process folio (20%) and proposal for final work (30%) and final work (50%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study you explore notions of trace, impression, wound, scar, identification, memory and memento through material layering and surface specificity, and the construction of meaning associated with surface qualities such as depth, absorption and incorporation. You will be introduced to a range of ceramic surfaces including ceramic pencil, paint and crayon, glaze, screenprint and decal production, as well as found and mixed media surfaces. Initial instruction and experimentation will culminate in the completion of a student-generated project. This unit would be of particular interest if you want to develop or broaden your investigation into the two dimensional surface.
CAEL2076 Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research proposal and presentation (20%) and themed project 1 (40%) and themed project 2 (40%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines conceptual and practical applications of up-cycled and found glass through contemporary art and design. The unit develops your understanding of the ubiquity of glass and its reuse in various guises through small research projects and student presentations. Using found and recycled glass, students will explore a variety of processes, including: diamond cutting, polishing, lathe-working, engraving and joining. You will select from a range of sustainably themed projects that combine critical and practical skills to develop and realise creative works. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL2077 Glass as Skin: Advanced Warm Glass

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research presentation (20%) and self-directed project (80%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the use of glass as a conceptual and practical skin in contemporary art and everyday life. The primary focus of the unit is the manipulation of the glass skin and its conceptual properties to build metaphor specific to the intent of your artistic practice. Short research projects decode the metaphysics of glass and its use as a social and commercial material. You gain skills in kiln fusing, slumping of sheet glass, as well as knowledge in the chemistry of glass and proficiency in the creation firing schedules. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL2078 Glass in Time: Advanced Hot Glass

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research project and presentation (20%) and themed project (80%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study you consider the scientific, cultural and artistic impact of Venetian glassblowing from the Renaissance to present day through research projects. Structured weekly workshops traverse contemporary use of a range of Venetian glassblowing techniques and methods. You will apply learned theoretical knowledge and developed practical skills to a self-directed work that reinterprets the Venetian glassmaking tradition. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL2080 Etching: Expanded Workshops

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: preliminary small project (20%) and research proposal (20%) and major work (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces and enhances skills in etching. You will follow a project-based curriculum in a broad range of technically based workshops intrinsic to the medium of etching. You will be encouraged to engage in a sustained self-directed project addressing concepts and methodologies central to your creative ideas. This project will be supported by more specialised workshops that expand on conventional etched plate techniques. You will learn innovative methods that enable digital processes to be integrated with traditional print media and offer a greater flexibility in output and presentation. The unit promotes investigation and exploration across media to develop your creative practice.
CAEL2083 Virtual Objects 2D

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: directed project (40%) and major self-directed project (60%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides a studio based approach to translating design drawings from analogue and digital sources into componentry through industrialised machine processes found in the technology of laser cutting, vinyl cutting, plasma cutting etc. These digitally mediated processes open up possibilities for reproducing or translating graphic ideas and drawings in a variety of different ways and would be applicable to all artists interested in working with the digital and the new forms of modular fabrication technology. In this unit you will work through the processes necessary for making graphic artwork ready to work with these technologies that allow for mechanical reproduction of, for example, a large quantity of smaller elements that make up a large scale work, the cutting of intricate patterns, working with materials that are difficult to cut, or using the process to distort shape or manipulate the scale of the final work. Our focus will be on translating digital drawing into materials. The software we will be using will be a combination of commercial and open source software and we will be outsourcing the actual cutting process and working with the relevant companies that provide this service.
CAPP2003 Professional Placement for Artists

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: visual diary (30%) and final report (70%) Campus: Rozelle, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study provides you with direct experience of working closely with nationally and internationally acclaimed professional artists in the context of key art events including the Sydney Biennale and ISEA , as well as in leading museums and contemporary art spaces and significant artists' studios.
You will have access to discussions and interactions between artists and national and international curators, as well participate in the exhibition production process, including production management, technical and preparatory methodologies, publicity and promotion. In addition, you can choose to undertake an internship with the organisation itself, to develop your understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of professional practice, including insights into: the creation and presentation of contemporary art, marketing and promotion, curatorial decision making, administration, funding structures, audience development, publication, and working relationships with artist, writers and conference speakers.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

ARHT2655 Modern Cinema: Modes of Viewing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x2000wd tutorial paper (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will give an introduction to how film studies has analysed the meaning of a film in relation to how the film incorporates or addresses the spectator (what is known as theories of spectatorship). Commencing with debates around classical Hollywood cinema and the functioning of the point of view shot, the unit will examine how theories of spectatorship have understood the significance of different genres.
ARHT2656 Film Genres and National Cinemas

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Assessment: 1x1000wd classification exercise (20%), 1x1000wd discussion paper (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), Tutorial participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Nations are like movies: they are the result of complex imaginings. To what extent have nations been imagined through movies, and have movies been affected by national imaginings? This unit of study takes Hollywood as a starting point to examine the evolving relation of national cinemas and film genres. A national case study - for instance, Australian cinema - will be studied to identify and analyse some of the complexities of the relation of film genres and national audiences.
ENGL1011 Introduction to Film Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How do form and style structure our experience of film? This unit provides a critical introduction to elements of film making and viewing, moving through an exploration of formal components of film to consider film aesthetics in relation to the history of film scholarship. We will consider films in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from early cinema to youtube, and introduce a series of "case studies" to explore historical, cultural and material contexts of film production and consumption.
ENGL2627 Screening Sexuality

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) Assessment: 1x1500wd word essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the relationship between cinema and sexuality in classic films through detailed, historicised readings. Questions to be investigated include the erotics of cinematic genre and form; the sexual politics of representation and spectatorship; stardom, scandal and cult appreciation; cinema and sexuality as technologies of modernity; cinema, sexuality and pedagogy.

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

DAAE2002 Architecture, Place and Society

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Assessment: Graphic and Written Pressentation on Research (40%); Final Research Essay (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to investigate the relationship between architecture, place and society and to explore the meaning of cultural and social sustainability in architectural design. The unit assumes that designers will increasingly work in places where cultures are unfamiliar at home or in a global context, and that an ability to understand, and interpret, diverse cultures, and the way design occurs in diverse locations, is an important area of knowledge for designers. A key aspect of social sustainability is the practice of social responsibility, and the unit explores how this may occur, including involving people in the design process. On completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate: an ability to better understand the connections between architecture place and society, and the social, cultural, political and economic factors affecting sustainable environments; skills and knowledge in participatory processes necessary for effective communication about environmental design issues; increased critical awareness about social responsibility in relation to the practice of architecture and the design of the built environment, and an ability to exercise this awareness. This unit will provide architecture students with knowledge of the relationship between culture and architecture, as well as practical knowledge of the social aspects of design practice. It is intended that students from other disciplines will develop a critical awareness of the built environment as a form of cultural production, and the possibilities for their participation in its production.
DESA1004 Designing with Surfaces and Light

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Semester 2,Summer Early,Summer Main,Winter Main,Winter Main Classes: Online Assessment: Assignment (40%), Assignment (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Objects only become visible when light reflects off of them. This unit explores the ways in which light interacts with surfaces, objects, and the human visual system. Architectural design decisions regarding the lighting, as well as exterior and interior surfaces of a building, alter the perceptual experience of users and should be done thoughtfully.
This unit introduces students to the way humans perceive and experience the built environment. It covers some of the fundamental properties of light, mechanisms of human perception, and the ways that light interacts with surfaces. The application of these topics to design decisions is also discussed. Students demonstrate their understanding of the presented material and apply their knowledge to critically analyze their own environments.
DECO1006 Design Thinking

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture 1 hr/wk, Workshop 2 hrs/wk Assessment: Design assignments (90%), Participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an overview of a human (or user) centred approach to the design of interactive technologies. It introduces students to design thinking and how it can be productively applied to different design situations. The theoretical concepts, methods and tools for the key stages of interaction design are covered including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation. The cognitive processes of individual designers are also explored. Students learn to persuasively communicate and pitch design concepts with an emphasis on the user experience through visual storytelling and the use of video. It provides students with the principles, processes and tools for working on user-centred design in studio projects. Students will acquire the following outcomes: An appreciation of the role of design thinking in traditional and cross-disciplinary contexts, theoretical and practical understanding and application of human-centred design methodologies, methods and tools, demonstration of ideation and concept development, informed by user and background research, to innovate interactive technology solutions to complex problems, awareness of design processes and cognition in collaborative, inter-disciplinary teams, demonstration of persuasive oral/visual communication techniques. This unit is core in the Bachelor of Design Computing, Bachelor of Architecture and Environments and can be taken as elective by students enrolled in other programs.
DECO1012 Design Programming

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture 1hr/wk, tutorial 2hrs/wk Assessment: Tutorials and participation (10%); three programming assignments (90%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Enrolment limited by teaching resources. Permission required unless enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Other students may apply directly to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC) for a place.
This unit aims to teach students an understanding of the stages involved in the development of software for design; skills in the design and implementation of software for design tasks and in the development of software as design tools. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated: skills in using software tools to build interactive, visual design applications through individual programming assignments; knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts through individual programming assignments; implementation techniques such as editing, using assets, and runtime environments through individual programming assignments; knowledge of the Processing programming language including: classes, methods, object creation, instance and local variables, primitive and object types, simple I/O, and control flow through individual programming assignments; knowledge of software design and development processes including analysis of requirements, design of data-structures, functions and classes, debugging, and managing software projects. This unit is a core unit in the Bachelor of Design Computing program.
DECO2103 3D Modelling and Fabrication

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 1hr/wk; tutorial 2 hrs/wk Assessment: Tutorials: (10%); Geometric Modeling (20%); Lighting and Texture (30%); Fully Rendered Model (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Places in this unit are limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC). Bachelor of Design in Architecture students will receive preference. Not available in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Design Computing students should enrol in DECO1008 instead.
The unit further introduces students to rapid prototyping fabrication techniques, such as 3D printing and laser cutting with the aim to understand how to prepare a digital representation for physical fabrication. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have: demonstrated an understanding of how physical objects are represented in 3D digital models by modelling various 3D geometric entities; demonstrated critical judgment, be capable of rigorous and independent thinking and use appropriate information technology techniques to communicate their knowledge through the production of efficient design presentations and documentation; an understanding of boundary representations, solid and parametric modelling, texture mapping, light sources, camera locations and projections, and model constraints through model development and presentation; acquire skills in using a 3D modelling system for 2D and 3D objects, in preparing digital representations for physical fabrication, and in creating photorealistic images that accurately and efficiently describe intent, structure, geometric and surface variations of 3D models. These skills will be assessed through the tutorial exercises and the submission of 3D models. This unit is core in the Bachelor of Design Computing.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

MUSC1506 Music in Western Culture

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture and 1 hr tut/wk Assessment: Tutorial work including a Listening Journal (40%), 2000 word essay (30%), 60 minute listening exam (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Assumed knowledge: The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory.
This unit will study a range of today's popular classics with a view to understanding how musical meaning is constructed in relation to the development of tonality and other European stylistic conventions from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. It will consider questions about how the Western art music tradition has been constructed through history. What are the social factors at work? How does music reflect the minds of its creators and create meaning? How does music reflect the minds of its creators and create meaning?
MUSC1507 Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media

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Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr lecture and 1 tut/wk Assessment: Article summary, 1000 words (25%); Critical analysis, 1000 words (25%); Tutorial test, 500 words (10%); Final Project, 2,000 words(30%), attendance and participation (10%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Music has been dramatically shaped and reshaped by every major change in communications technology in the 20th century from vinyl discs to MP3s. In this unit of study we will analyse such issues as the ways in which the early recording industry transformed jazz, the blues and country music, how the presentation of music on radio and television changed the ways the music industry created new musical celebrities, and the challenges the music industry faces as digital technology transforms the creation, distribution and consumption of music.
MUSC2667 Shakespeare as Opera

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hour seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Assessment: 1500 word mid-semester assignment (25%), 4,500 word essay (75%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course will study the literary and musical strategies employed by composers and librettists in the adaption of the plays of Shakespeare into opera. Operas to be examined are taken from nearly 400 years of operatic repertoire including the classical, romantic, modernist and postmodernist periods. Recent CD and DVD recordings of both the plays and operas will be used, and current adaption theory as applicable to opera will be investigated.
MUSC2670 Music Festivals & Arts Events Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hour seminar + 1 hr tut/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Assessment: Participation and involvement including small written tasks as appropriate (e.g. preparation of a sample budget) (50%) equivalent to 3000 words of assessment. 1500 word groupwork written submission (50%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study includes a practical component in which participants will be actively involved in the administration and management of music and arts events. They will learn the procedures and protocols necessary for a smooth behind-the-scenes operation of music event presentation through their own involvement as well as examination of best practice event management nationally and internationally.
MUSC3699 Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr lecture, 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Assessment: Analyses eq. 1,500 words (30%), final paper 3,000 words (50%), tutorial participation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study deals with the different ways in which we comprehend music and with the different ways in which that comprehension might be explained. It deals with modes of hearing and musical analysis for the purpose of leading students towards a deeper knowledge of how music in various genres (ranging from the classical mainstream to the twentieth-century avant-garde, from Tin Pan Alley songs to punk rock and hip-hop) is understood. A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required. This is the required unit of study for a music major in an Arts degree.

Business School

BUSS2220 Small Business Structures and Taxation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Wks 2 and 10: Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm workshops and online modules on Blackboard Prerequisites: 48 credit points in junior and senior units Assessment: taxation portfolio (50%), presentation (20%), and exam (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Many graduates will be faced with the opportunity of running a business in their chosen field and will need to have the business acumen and skills to make informed business decisions. Choosing the right business structure, and understanding and meeting taxation and superannuation obligations, are important components of operating a successful and effective business. This unit of study aims to provide prospective business operators with the tools, knowledge and information that will help them decide which legal structure best suits their needs and to meet their taxation and superannuation obligations throughout the lifecycle of their business.
The subject begins with an introduction to the Australian legal and taxation systems. It is followed by the various issues that need to be considered when starting a business such as selecting the right business structure that suits the individual's needs and focuses on key registration requirements. Tax topics include income tax and deductions; the goods and services tax; special rules and concessions that apply to small business; employer obligations; record keeping; completing activity statements and common tips and traps of which those business operators should be aware.
BUSS2503 Community Placement - Departmental permission is required for this unit

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Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive March,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Equivalent of six weeks full-time placement plus 9 hours pre-placement workshops; 2 hours mid-placement workshop; 2 hour end of placement de-brief workshop. Prerequisites: 8 units with a credit average Assessment: Learning contract (0%), work learning journal (25%), placement presentation (15%), and project report (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: External
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please contact the Business Programs Unit for details: business.studentsupport@sydney.edu.au
This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in business while conducting a community-based project placement. The unit is structured around three assessed tasks which are designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise business concepts while engaged in practical business development. During the community placement, students may be involved in a variety of projects, which will afford the opportunity to apply business skills and theories from prior learning. This will provide firsthand experience of how these skills and theories can support the solving of business problems in a practical business and community-engaged context, identifying opportunities, developing strategies and designing processes, procedures and management practices in order to enable a community project to fully realise its mission. Assessment will include a reflective journal, a business project report, and an oral presentation on the placement.