CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice PT (32)

This subject requires students to complete a substantial research-based project in any, or a mix, of the following formats: creative project with exegesis; industry specific report; scholarly academic thesis; industry specific portfolio with exegesis. Students undertake the project independently with the support of an academic supervisor in an area of scholarly or professional interest. This subject is undertaken part time over two sessions.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CCI504. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is available to students in School of Communication and Creative Industries Masters level courses.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed students attempting this subject have completed an undergraduate degree or have equivalent professional experience and have a research project proposal.

Students should have completed preparatory research methodology subjects such as CCI501.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to position their research-based project in the local and global context of their discipline;
  • be able to interpret theoretical propositions and apply them to the design of and critical reflection upon their own research-based project; and
  • be able to design, execute, and communicate a substantial research-based project or work of scholarship.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Supervisor-student relationship expectations
  • Review and amend the research proposal
  • Setting a timeline for the project
  • Meeting Human Research Ethics Committee requirements
  • Structuring the project reporting (dissertation or exegesis)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CCI504 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Abstract and milestone blog

Special Resources

Students will require access to equipment and resources necessary for the completion of their self-devised research-based project. Availability of this equipment or resources should inform design of the project.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.