Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
This subject will provide an introduction to existing research on the benefits of engagement with the arts during the process of ageing, and discusses the role of creativity in reducing risk factors for dementia. Assessment tasks give students opportunities to explore, develop and reflect on their own creativity guided by specialist staff from the University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts and Media.