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Arts in the Community FXA301



Research is providing increasing evidence for the positive benefits of engagement with the arts for individual and community wellbeing at all stages of life and can provide a non-pharmaceutical adjunct to health interventions. This unit explores case studies of successful creative arts projects in community settings and discusses appropriate evaluation frameworks for health and wellbeing outcomes. Students will reflect on and evaluate critically a community arts project in their own region and will model the planning and conduct of community arts projects, the development of funding strategies, risk management and ethical conduct, developing creative place-based problem solving through writing a proposal for a project intended to promote health and wellbeing


Unit name Arts in the Community
Unit code FXA301
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Assoc Prof Anne-Marie Forbes

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of research into the benefits of engagement with the arts throughout life for enhancing wellbeing and health outcomes
  • develop research skills, methodologies and cultural awareness to underpin planning and ethical delivery of arts projects in the community
  • evaluate critically qualitative data and apply problem solving skills in real-life scenarios
  • demonstrate scholarly written and oral communication skills and appropriate use of discipline-specific terminology



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100199

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50 credit points


Teaching Pattern

90 minute lecture, weekly

60 minute tutorial, fortnightly


Quiz 10%, 1500 word Arts Project evaluation 30%, 2500 word Project proposal 50%, Contribution to Online Discussions 10%

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