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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

School/College

School of Education

Unit aim

This discipline unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of the central concepts of music, visual art, dance and drama, as well as personal competence in these areas. The unit also explores creativity and the importance of creative arts.

Unit content

  • The role of creativity and the creative arts in contemporary life including an Australian perspective.
  • Broad and critical knowledge and understanding of the range of academic disciplines related to the creative arts, including recent theory and practice, academic literacy and the role of technology in communicating the creative arts.
  • Practical experiences in the creative arts in relation to the following disciplines:
    • dance: performing, composing and appreciating by engaging with the elements of dance through a range of contexts.
    • drama: making, performing and appreciating by engaging in role, drama contexts, elements and forms. 
    • music: performing (singing, playing and moving), organising sound and listening by experiencing musical concepts within a wide range of repertoire.
  • Visual arts: making and appreciating by engaging in concepts of the artist, artwork, the audience and the world through the use of a variety of subject matter and forms.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain why creativity and the creative arts are an essential part of contemporary life Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding across the range of creative arts Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate personal growth and development in music, visual arts, dance/movement and drama Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
4 demonstrate skills and understandings in the use of technology and media to present information and to communicate with others Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
5 demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies. Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain why creativity and the creative arts are an essential part of contemporary life
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding across the range of creative arts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate personal growth and development in music, visual arts, dance/movement and drama
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. demonstrate skills and understandings in the use of technology and media to present information and to communicate with others
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.