ECE241 - Creative Arts 2: Music and Visual Arts


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334


5 credit points at level one and ECE140



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus 1 x 3-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks), 1 x conference per trimester
Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 2 x 1-hour online class per trimester, 1 x conference per trimester


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery



This unit is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of learning and teaching in and through the visual arts and music. This occurs initially through the development of personal skills in arts practice, exploring and responding to the arts and secondly, in the construction of curricula materials for teaching in and through the visual art and music. Throughout the unit students participate in arts based learning experiences in order to develop personal professional skills and knowledge. Students will also develop practical skills in the use of e technologies and digital media both for creative expression and for the development of digital e-learning artefacts.

This work is informed by a study of current state, national and international arts education initiatives and research. Throughout the unit, links are made between relevant theories of teaching and learning and their application in contemporary places of learning and teaching both in, and through, the Arts with a focus on music and visual art. Students are encouraged to consider the importance of the arts in interdisciplinary education and are made more aware of where the arts can overlap and combine with other learning areas to support outcomes, in particular the cross curriculum priority of Australian and Torres Strait Islander culture, history, knowledge and perspectives.

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