Breaking down barriers: the implementation of work integrated learning strategies to transition creative and performing artists to industry

Daniel, Ryan, and Daniel, Leah (2014) Breaking down barriers: the implementation of work integrated learning strategies to transition creative and performing artists to industry. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference. pp. 12-15. From: ACEN 2014: Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference: work integrated learning: building capacity, 1-3 October 2014, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

The creative industries sector is complex and competitive, characterised by non-linear career paths driven by the individual, thereby requiring participants to have strong networking and work creation capacities. This paper reports on key work integrated learning strategies designed to enhance the transition of graduates to the creative industries sector and increase their capacity to succeed within this rapidly growing area of the global economy. Following contextualisation of the key issues, data gathered from employers and graduates in regional northern Australia is presented. A recently developed curriculum task is then described, which requires students to research and network directly with professional practitioners in the creative industries. Feedback on the process is presented and which reveals that, while challenging, it assists students in breaking down conceptual barriers to industry and improves their overall preparation for sustainable work in the sector.

Item ID: 35658
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9805706-0-1
Keywords: artists, creative industries, networking, work integrated learning
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Copyright © 2014 Ryan Daniel & Leah Daniel.

The author(s) assign to the Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited, an educational non-profit institution, a nonexclusive licence to use this article for the purposes of the institution, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to the Australian Collaborative Education Network to publish this document on the ACEN website, and in other formats, for the Proceedings of the ACEN National Conference, Gold Coast 2014. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).

Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 05:02
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 50%
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