Courses & Units

Creativity: theories in practice FFA359


Creativity is the great buzz-word and growth industry of our times. Perceived as a desirable attribute, integral to notions of individual development and expression, social and cultural success and even economic survival, it has become the province of potentially all people in a growing range of domains. Our paradigms for creativity may have once been derived from the arts and sciences, but increasingly creativity is pertinent to a growing number of disciplines including education, business and economics. Moreover, many of Australia's leading universities have identified creativity and innovation as key graduate attributes. 

This unit will introduce significant theories of creativity from across a variety of disciplines. Students will be exposed to the creative processes of practitioners drawn from a range of fields and will be expected to identify, articulate and critically reflect on their own creativity.


Unit name Creativity: theories in practice
Unit code FFA359
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Helen Trenos

Teaching staff

Dr Helen Trenos, other staff tba

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

* 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.

About Census Dates



Band Field of Education
1 100301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

39 hours total lectures, seminars and workshops over 13 weeks


Journal (1500-word equivalent: 30%); Seminar presentation (1000 word equivalent: 20%) with 500-word summary (10%); 2,500-word essay (40%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.