ECA733 - Arts Education Critical Inquiry


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D303, E760, E763, E765

D303 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%

Students enrolled in course E763 or E765 must complete unit EEE754, plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EPR751, EPR781

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3-hour scheduled seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week (in non-placement teaching weeks - approx. 9-11 weeks)

Approximately 6-hours of online learning tasks per week


*Dance and Drama not available in online mode

Please note: Media students should be enrolled in ECA735. Media is not a double arts method


This unit aims to provide students with opportunities to enhance and enrich knowledge, skills and strategic approaches to learning and teaching in their selected specialist discipline (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and/or visual communication design). Students undertake individual and collaborative explorations and exercises to navigate areas of high relevance to creative arts education, and the application of the arts for learning. Digital technologies, methodologies and creative pedagogies are applied and tested within diverse educational, social and cultural contexts. Students have agency in negotiating an assessment project of relevance to their specific learning interests and aspirations. This unit also lays the foundations for future research-based projects of relevance to each student's chosen specialisation. ECA733 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisations are available for campus and Online study strictly as follows:

  • Visual Arts and/or visual communication design - available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Online
  • Music - available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Online
  • Dance - available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

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