Creativity, the Arts and Young People

Creativity, the Arts and Young People

Explore artistic play, expression and performance in the growth and creative development of children and young people through active and experimental learning in diverse settings.

For more information contact track coordinator: Dr Robert Brown r.brown@unimelb.edu.au

Creativity, Play and the Arts Sem 1 Level 1

Availability: Semester 1
Contact hours: Weekly 3 hour workshop
Level: 1

Focus on the integral connection between play, the arts and engagement for children and young people.

Through practical workshops linked to theory, you will interpret and examine playful, creative and artful experiences, and learn how to plan for and experience direct artful/playful interactions with children.

For more information see the Handbook.

Creative Projects: Digital Technologies Sem 2 Level 1

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop per week
Level: 1

Even with little formal arts background you can explore creativity, design and innovation in video and film, drama, music, digital storytelling, web design, blogging and the visual arts, using digital technologies in workshops, seminars and during fieldwork.

You will develop skills in project planning and management, create your own multimedia presentations and investigate themes such as online arts communities and artistic collaboration, remix cultures and the digital revolution.

For more information see the Handbook.

Youth Arts: Expressing Cultural Identity July intensive Level 2

Availability: July intensive
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 5 hours of workshops each day
Level: 2

Explore how young people create their social and personal identities through the arts. Investigate companies, organisations and individuals who provide or facilitate visual and performing arts works and experiences for youth.

You will visit various cultural sites around Melbourne and develop your own arts ‘artefact’.

For more information see the Handbook.

Story, Children and the Arts Sem 2 Level 2

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop per week
Level: 2

Examine how story and storytelling engage children and young people, focussing on how artful, imaginative and narrative experiences enrich and expand personal and social awareness, and connectedness.

Through-based arts workshops linked to theory and site visits, you will learn how to critique, compose and present stories appropriate for young audiences.

This subject is suitable for students with little formal arts or writing background.

For more information see the Handbook.