Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

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PACE units in the Faculty of Arts offer you an opportunity to engage in practical projects across every area of study in the faculty including:

  • Law and criminality
  • Media, creative arts and communication
  • Society, history and Languages

PACE and my degree program

A PACE unit is now compulsory for all new bachelor degree students. Check your program in handbook to see which PACE unit you must do.

Many degrees in the Faculty of Arts specify a prescribed PACE unit to be completed, for example:

  • The Bachelor of Archaeology requires AHIS392
  • The Bachelor of Social Science requires SSCI301

If you are completing a Bachelor of Arts you may also find your prescribed PACE unit in your qualifying major, for example:

  • The International Relations major requires POIR333
  • The Public Relations and Social Media major requires MAS390

If there is no prescribed PACE unit identified in your program or major, you may have the option of choosing which PACE unit you will complete. There are currently 33 PACE units on offer in the Faculty of Arts. Check available PACE units in handbook.

If you wish to discuss your options, please contact the Arts PACE team.

Choose your own PACE experience

Most Arts PACE units require you to find your own PACE activity. This means you will need to find an organisation that is willing to host you and supervise an experiential learning activity.

Once you have arranged an activity you will need to submit an online proposal form for the relevant PACE unit to obtain the unit convenor's approval. To request a link to the proposal form for the arts PACE unit you wish to enrol in please email arts.pace@mq.edu.au

Finding your own PACE placement

Finding your own PACE activity can be a rewarding and valuable experience. For tips on finding and securing an activity please see the PACE how do I start page. The Arts PACE team are also on-hand to offer advice and assistance.

Several websites promote opportunities suitable for credit in an Arts PACE unit. In the past students have found the following websites beneficial, but this is by no means an exhaustive list:

Macquarie Careers Service

We strongly recommend you ensure your resumé and cover letter is up to date before beginning your search for a PACE activity. If you would like assistance please explore the Career Service website. Visit the Career and Employment Centre on the ground floor of the Campus Hub building or visit Career Hub.

FOAR300 Participation and Community Engagement in the Arts

is a unit that offers you the flexibility to undertake a PACE activity to suit your interests and skills.

You are invited to apply to enrol in FOAR300 if:

  • You don’t have a discipline-specific PACE unit in your program of study
  • You have room in your program to complete electives outside your discipline
  • You have completed 39 credit points of study

Latest news

Macquarie University’s Australian Carsulae Archaeological Project (ACAP), is currently excavating at the ancient Roman site of Carsulae, which is in modern-day Umbria, Italy. The program will run from Monday 3 July to Friday 28 July 2017. Find out more.

Sefiani and Kite Communications are seeking an enthusiastic communication, journalism or media student in their final year of study for an unpaid internship opportunity. Find out more.

Applications for LAWS551 S1 2017 are now open. To request access to the online application form email arts.pace@mq.edu.au with your name and student ID. Please note that to enrol in this unit you must source and nominate your own placement which is subject to approval by the unit convenor. Applications close Monday 13th February.

Applications for PACE International Winter Vacation 2017 Projects are now open. Full details on available projects, application procedures and relevant PACE units can be found here. Applications close 8th March 2017.

PACE stories

Each year hundreds of students in the Faculty of Arts complete a PACE activity. Below is a snapshot of some recent Arts PACE stories which may offer you some inspiration.

A student enrolled in International Studies Internship (INTS305) unit completed their PACE activity with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The intern used their German language skills to assist the Information Centre in advising students about study options in Germany.

A student enrolled in the Media Internship (MAS350) completed their PACE activity with The String Movement, a not-for-profit organisation established to advocate against bullying. The student managed the organisation's social media forum and created a proposal to maximize the benefits of the organisation's partnership with the Parramatta Eels.

A group of students enrolled in Public Relations Practice (MAS390) completed their PACE activity with the charitable foundation Books in Homes. The students worked together to develop a unique communications campaign to raise the profile of the organisation through social media.

A student enrolled in Arts Practicum (MMCS321) completed their PACE activity with the FORM Dance Projects. The student gained an invaluable understanding of the elements involved in the production, direction, choreography, stage management and administration of a work with a specific focus on dance.

Contact us

All student enquiries must be lodged through ask.mq.edu.au.

To speak to a member of the Arts PACE team please telephone 02 9850 8745

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