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Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain why creativity and the creative arts are an essential part of contemporary lifeKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding across the range of creative arts CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate personal growth and development in music, visual arts, dance/movement and dramaCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4demonstrate skills and understandings in the use of technology and media to present information and to communicate with othersCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies.Lifelong learningCommunication 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.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Online activitiesSR
Dance and Drama performance and written reflection50%
Visual Arts and Music Digital Portfolio and written description50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Online activitiesSR
Dance and Drama performance and written reflection50%
Visual Arts and Music Digital Portfolio and written description50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Online activitiesSR
Dance and Drama performance and written reflection50%
Visual Arts and Music Digital Portfolio and written description50%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 days (Once)
Assessment
Online activitiesSR
Dance and Drama performance and written reflection50%
Visual Arts and Music Digital Portfolio and written description50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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