Subject details

At the completion of this subject you should:

  1. have developed skills in designing an individual project and studying independently
  2. have a foundational understanding of the research process
  3. have a foundational understanding of analysis and evaluation
  4. have the ability to locate an independent study project within a relevant theoretical framework
  5. have developed the ability to research and write a literature review
  6. understand and be able to identify the ethical and social implications of their independent project
  7. have the ability to critically reflect on the relation and contribution of their creative/research project within their chosen field
  8. have practical skills relevant to their professional/personal goals.
    • There will be no formal subject topics/modules. Any subject work will be driven by the focus of the student's project & with guidance from their supervisor.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-COM33

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

GRF-COM22-New Media: Communications in the Electronic Age , or GRF-COM32
GRF-CMM16-New Communication Technologies


Before you enrol in this subject, you must ensure that you have completed at least one of your chosen major sequences.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials

HUM33 should be one of the last subjects you study within your degree and you should have at least completed a major sequence before starting this subject. Independent Project allows you to undertake a project based on an area of interest from within one of your majors and allows you the flexibility to choose a topic that inspires you and connects to your future plans.

Working with your tutor/mentor, you will develop your own mini research project, creative project and exegesis or you can organise work experience (the placement and insurance must be organised before the start of the Study Period) and can use this to produce part of your assessable work in conjunction with an exegesis.

Please note: This subject was previously known as COM33 - Communications Project.

  • Review (20%)
  • Proposal (20%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)
  • Project (40%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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undergraduate GRF-COM-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Communication

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  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Business Communication
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Screen Studies

undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Arts

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  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
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