ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: E764
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience (placements) are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 5-hour scheduled face-to-face embodied arts seminar is held during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 4-6 seminars scheduled per trimester, i.e., 25 hours). Time engaging in embodied arts making and responding experiences is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and assignment preparation.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour online seminar per non-placement teaching weeks. (approx. 4-6 seminars scheduled, i.e., 11 hours) Students are also expected to engage in at least 6 hours of independent study per week, including engaging with online modules, readings, arts based making and responding experiences and engaging in discussion forums and assignment preparation.


This unit engages students in practical and theoretical studies based on learning in and through the Arts disciplines of visual arts, drama, music, dance and media arts, as mandated in the Australian primary curriculum. Students make and respond in and through different arts disciplines, reflecting critically and creatively on selected arts-based methodologies, pedagogies and philosophies of relevance to professional practice. Students extend their knowledge of materials, techniques, technologies and creative processes appropriate for use in schools and other situations of learning. Current curriculum-aligned, practice-led seminars will prepare students to confidently facilitate arts-rich learning experiences for young people that are responsive to diverse socio-cultural learning contexts.

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