Unit description

Designed as a staged thesis unit for the Arts and Media Honours Programs. Students have the opportunity to complete either a thesis or a creative project and exegesis under the guidance of a supervisor. This unit is the third of a series of thesis units for the Arts and Media Honours Programs (the other units in the series are COM40006, COM40007).

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during the completion of COM40006-8:

  • Planning and conducting a research project
  • Relevant methodologies
  • Literature review
  • Thesis planning
  • Conducting the research project
  • Writing a draft thesis OR developing a creative OR performance piece with exegesis
  • Writing the thesis OR production of the creative work OR performance in conjunction with completing the associated exegesis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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