College of Arts and Law

Creativity and Ageing

Do you want to explore your own creativity and practice thinking outside the box?

Creativity forges new neural pathways in the brain and scientific studies are showing that those who engage in creative pursuits are around 70% less likely to develop dementia. Engagement in the arts has also been shown to aid physical and emotional healing. This is a practical unit where you can select from a range of activities in visual arts, music and creative writing to learn new skills and apply them in creative ways. No previous experience is required. Expand your mind, boost your creativity and maybe find your own creative passion.

Study without tuition fees*: HECS Scholarships available for all domestic students in 2017 - when studying Creativity and Ageing within the Associate Degree in Arts (R2B) and the Bachelor of Musical Arts (13N). You will not incur a tuition fee or debt. The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is also exempted.

Online: Creativity and Ageing is part of a fully online suite of units to enable flexible study.

Unit Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and place of the arts in culture.
  2. Develop discipline-specific research skills and methodologies and demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in the field.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and critical skills in solving problems.
  4. Demonstrate scholarly written and oral communication skills and appropriate use of discipline-specific terminology.

Further study opportunities available with fee concessions:

  - Diploma of Family History
  - Study with Fee Concessions - College of Arts and Law


Next Intake:
Spring, 30 October 2017

General Enquiries:
+61 3 6226 6365

Inspired to keep learning? Advance your caring knowledge and/or creative skills.