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Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood

Undergraduate | CUR-EDE252 | 2024

Previously CUR-EDE262

Familiarise yourself with the principles, planning and delivery of arts education in early childhood settings. Develop arts literacy and capability through personal investment in visual and media arts praxis, reflection and appreciation.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood

About this subject

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

    1. demonstrate understanding of The Arts in the context of young children’s learning and development as both meaning-making and cultural enterprises, with particular consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts
    2. analyse arts learning experiences with reference to the principles of authentic arts education and early childhood education, the development of children’s identity and agency, and the expectations of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care and the school curriculum
    3. develop within a lifelong learning framework and to a foundational standard for teaching, personal arts literacy and capability through engagement in visual and media arts praxis, critical review and reflection
    4. design a unit of inquiry (arts learning module) of sequential and meaningful learning experiences on a theme that reflects an understanding of early childhood (birth - 8 years) learning, curriculum, and arts pedagogy, as well as the ethos of sustainable, safe, functional, ethical, relevant and culturally sensitive learning contexts for a diversity of students
    5. apply professional skills to plan, organise, teach, assess and review, in the context of an improvement cycle, an arts learning activity undertaken with a child, that reflects authentic arts learning principles and pedagogy within the early childhood context

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-ECE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)


  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDE262 (Not currently available)


You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDE202 The Creative Arts and Design in ECE as they are considered equivalents.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - You will be required to locate a small range of art materials to complete activities.

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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