Courses & Units

Foundations of Arts Education EMT552



Post Graduate students only


This unit will introduce you to key theories and research praxis in the field of arts education.  Beginning with an exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the role and value of the arts in society, you will examine the research evidence of the impact of quality arts education on academic, personal and social learning.  You will investigate key education issues in at least two arts education disciplines (i.e. dance, drama, music, media arts or visual arts) and become familiar with current discourses and debates as articulated in key Australian and international arts education journals.  By the end of the unit, you will have developed an understanding of the foundations of this field and familiarity with contemporary approaches to scholarship in arts curriculum, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary critical studies.


Unit name Foundations of Arts Education
Unit code EMT552
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff

Dr Sarah Jane Moore

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070105

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online, with weekly readings and activities


AT1: Portfolio Items A,B and C (60%); AT2: Essay (40%)

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