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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesise and analyse current research findings on the benefits of engagement with the arts throughout life for enhancing wellbeing and health outcomes
  • Utilise research skills, methodologies and cultural awareness to underpin planning and ethical delivery of arts projects in the community
  • Evaluate qualitative data critically and apply problem solving skills in real-life
  • Communicate in a scholarly style in written and oral modes with appropriate useof discipline-specific terminology
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100199 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Project proposal (50%)|Arts Project Evaluation (or Reflection) (30%)|Discussion contribution (10%)
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