Courses & Units

Creativity for Life FXA101

Hobart

Introduction

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts, through the lifespan and strategies employing creativity to support better ageing and mitigate risk factors for dementia. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks, develop their own creativity and reflect on the cognitive benefits.

Summary

Unit name Creativity for Life
Unit code FXA101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts|Music|Theatre
Coordinator Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2022 23/11/2022 27/12/2022 19/2/2023

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrated an understanding of the evidence-based research of the benefits of engagement with the arts and creativity across the lifespan
  • Developed practical skills and methodologies associated with creativity in the arts
  • Applied creativity and critical reflection and evaluation in practical engagement with the arts
  • Integrated scholarly research skills to communicate arguments and ideas with appropriate use of discipline-specific terminology
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100301 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online learning including discussion boards, practical activities and Zoom tutorials and webinars, with self-directed learning (approx. 8hrs weekly)

AssessmentOnline quiz (10%)|Creative projects (50%)|Written Reflection (30%)|Discussion participation (10%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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