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Creative and Media Arts in Early Childhood

Postgraduate | CUR-MTEC509 | 2024

Create arts education programs that will enthral and engage early childhood learners. Plan out lessons and activities. Put play-based learning strategies to the test. Mix your focus across arts disciplines like dance, music and visual arts.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Creative and Media Arts in Early Childhood

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. apply understanding of the discipline, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum to evaluating, planning and resourcing of authentic arts education
    2. demonstrate a competent standard of arts literacy sufficient to implement authentic, inquiry and play-based learning experiences for young children across the arts subjects
    3. create an inquiry-based sequence of lessons supported by ICT in accordance with the Australian Curriculum: The Arts principles and content that presents challenging and authentic learning opportunities for a nominated age group
    4. design and implement a developmentally appropriate play-based arts learning experience with a child that involves safe and ethical practices, and reflects authentic arts learning principles
    5. evaluate a child's learning based on the cyclic process of observation, assessment and responsive planning using a learning story model of documentation

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)


  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Education

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Graduate Certificate in Education

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