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ECI440 - Music, Dance & Drama

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Off Shore

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:F Phillips



Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE440
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 5 x 3 hour intensives.


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 and international contexts. 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, 30%, 1200 words

Task 2: Creative Arts Portfolio, 30%, 20 hours (during intensives)

Task 3: Creative Arts teaching and learning report, 40%, 1600 words

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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