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ECA734 - Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

* Dance and Drama not available in Cloud (online) mode.

Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:E Hirsh
Campus contact:

E Hirsh (Burwood (Melbourne))

J Grenfell (Cloud (online))



To complete a sequence of units in the selected arts specialism, students must meet the prerequisites outlined in the guidelines published by the Victorian Institute of Education for each Arts methodology area. The prerequisites are:

• ART which may be the areas of: Art, Craft, Computer-generated Art, Sculpture, Photography, and recognising expertise in materials such as pottery, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal) Major study in relevant area(s) of Art which includes at least one quarter of a year of practical Art content.

• MUSIC (a) Major study in Music which includes Practical Music or (b) Major study in Music together with AMEB Grade VI equivalent or Year 12 Practical music or (c) Major study in Music which includes Practical Music specialising in one or more musical instruments.

• DANCE Sub-major study in Dance or Performance Studies (Dance)

• DRAMA Major or sub-major in drama and/or theatre studies including some practical drama and theatre major including Theatre Studies) Sub-major study in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studies (including practical Drama)



Incompatible with:

ECA224, ECA320, ECA424, ECA445, ECA447, ECA724, ECA745, ECA747, ELE209, ELE403, ELE438

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


ECA734 students should note that arts discipline methodology modules are available for campus and Cloud (online) study strictly as follows:

• dance - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

• drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

• music - available at Burwood (Melbourne), or Cloud (online)

• visual arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)

The focus of this unit is studio based and aims to immerse students in the conceptualization of creative practice, aesthetic and critical debate and in the experiential application of a range of skill based strategies including digital technologies and pedagogies that inform and underpin teaching and learning within diverse social and cultural contexts. Students undertake research projects that may include independent investigation of their chosen specialism in formal and informal education settings.


Portfolio: 2000 word count equivalent essay or portfolio or presentation appropriate to the specific arts education area. 40%

A negotiated research project: 4000 word count or a ocus on a project appropriate to the specific arts education area. 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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