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ECE440 - Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Dreessens



Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week combining Music, Dance and Drama.

Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: 3 hour and 4 hour intensives.


Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin.


This unit aims to broaden and deepen the student's knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the role that music, dance and drama play in children's development and learning. Students will explore and reflect upon the creative use of singing, dancing, playing, creating and moving, and develop repertoire appropriate for use in the classroom. Students will examine and analyse aspects of what becoming arts literate means and the role that these art forms have in the Indigenous Australian and multicultural Australia. The unit involves experimenting and engaging with the body, sounds, spaces, objects and ideas, exploring the elements and discovering why and how creative arts work in the world. They will experience and analyse the cognitive function of the arts in that they show us things in new ways, deepening and or changing our existing understandings.  They will examine and analyse the way in which music, dance and drama also offer the means for helping children to understand and consolidate what they learn. Students will engage in activities and experiences that encourage and nurture them, so that they can in turn, nurture the musical, kinaesthetic and dramatic understandings and expressions in others.


Task 1: Creative Arts Advocacy, 20%, 1500 words

Task 2: Creative Arts Portfolio, 60%, 12 hours (during intensives)

Task 3: Creative Arts teaching and learning report, 20%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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