Courses & Units

Arts Education: Drama & Dance ESH330

Launceston, Cradle Coast


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


Students who undertake this course as a fully online unit should note that for Assessment Task 2 you will need access to a group of children and a video camera for a 20 minute teaching activity.


In this unit, you will be introduced to drama and dance as key Primary and Early Childhood learning areas as well as core components of the Australian Curriculum. You will explore how students learn about and through the arts, with a particular focus on how drama and dance can be integrated across the curriculum.  The unit has a strong practical and applied dimension, where you will be required to plan, teach, record and critically reflect on a dance and/or drama learning sequence.  By the end of this unit, you will be able demonstrate a critical understanding of drama and dance education, including the ways in which students learn in the arts, and demonstrate the unique pedagogical skills required.


Unit name Arts Education: Drama & Dance
Unit code ESH330
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff


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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070199

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: Drama: 1 x 90 minute tutorial per week (12 weeks)

Dance: 1 x 90 minute tutorial per week (12 weeks)

Online students: Weekly activities and discussions


Analysing Practice (Short Essay) 40%

Planning Teaching Reflection Cycle 60%

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