Creativity for Life
Undergraduate | TAS-FXA101 | 2024
Explore how enjoying artistic activities contributes to peoples’ wellbeing and quality of life. Learn how to engage people in imaginative pieces that communicate their thoughts and emotions—and work on your own creative project too!
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 14 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 22 July 2024,
- 4 Nov 2024
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Creativity for Life
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence-based research of the benefits of engagement with the arts and creativity across the lifespan.
- Develop practical skills and methodologies associated with creativity in the arts.
- Apply creativity and critical reflection and evaluation in practical engagement with the arts.
- Integrate scholarly research skills to communicate arguments and ideas with appropriate use of discipline-specific terminology.
- Module 1: Creativity and the Brain through the Lifespan
- Sparking creativity
- Concepts of creativity
- Creativity, the arts and brain development
- The ageing brain and creativity through the arts
- Module 2: Exploring Creativity
- Starting on Creative Project 2
- Planning and project development
- Working on and Completing Project 2
- Module 3: Reflecting on Creativity
- Introduction to Creative Project 3
- Developing Project 3
- Working on Project 3 and preparing written reflection
This subject 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 subject offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks, develop their own creativity and reflect on the cognitive benefits.
- Online Quiz (10%)
- Creative Projects (50%)
- Written Reflection (30%)
- Discussion Participation (10%)
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