Rethinking the Creative City

Subject CCDP70005 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

240 Hours





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Dean Merlino


Dean Merlino

Community Coltural Development

Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 9035 9138

Subject Overview:

This subject asks students to apply and refine CCD approaches and methods developed in previous modules to the concept of the creative city. It will examine discourses of creativity in relation to urban design and development strategies and broader debates about the future of cities in the global economy. Through fieldwork, presentations and an essay, students will be asked to develop a critical account of contemporary policy responses to fostering creative cities.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students will:

• demonstrate an understanding of key concepts of urban creativity across a range of locations and institutions;
• critically analyse the uses of concepts of creativity in urban development discourse;
• develop concepts, propositions or project proposals that critically engage with the notion of a ‘creative city’.


Contribution and participation in seminar discussions (10%); written assignment or equivalent project documentation 4,000 words (50%) due in the examination period with feedback; seminar presentation across the semester (40%).

Hurdle requirements:
Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject reader available for purchase from Student Centre.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of the subject students will:

• exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to a practising artist working in diverse CCD contexts;
• demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
• demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
• demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional artist working in CCD practice in the 21st century;
• work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of artistic and community environments;
• contribute to a range of cross-sectoral environments as artistic collaborators and leaders;
• demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
• critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across communities;
• understand and appreciate how all the arts connect with the broader society and contribute to its social and economic development, and
• understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Community Cultural Development
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
100 Point Moving Image
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Moving Image

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