This unit asks the question: how do we stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation in the arts and education domains? The unit provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in a range of different settings. Through examination of models and processes of entrepreneurship and innovation, students develop their capacity for opportunity exploration and exploitation and the strategic management of change at the level of the individual, small teams, organisations and in public policy. We apply industry-based methodology to manage risk and uncertainty including SCRUM, agile and stage-gate techniques. Students will enhance their ability to realise a specific project beyond the ideation stage. The unit builds understanding of how to upscale and implement an initial idea through cross disciplinary collaboration and an understanding of relationship dynamics. The unit examines the criteria for what makes a project succeed.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate how existing research may be used in informing practice;  
  2. Interrogate processes and criteria of entrepreneurship innovation in a range of contexts;  
  3. Critically review attributes and skills for leadership and collaboration; and  
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of interventions, creativity and change.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Discuss an application of innovation in a contemporary workplace or community context 30%
Report A working document to accompany an innovation project. 40%
Project Project prototype 30%