Engaging youth:art/media/performance

Subject EDUC30066 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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This subject is not offered in 2016

Subject Overview:

This subject provides students with a practical investigation of professional and community provision of cultural performance and artistic product for children’s and adolescents’ learning in the age of the ‘digital native’.
Students will be asked to incorporate practical and theoretical study of a specific arts discipline (drama,dance, music or visual art) into a contemporary cultural context for a specific youth audience.
The workshop and seminar program provides students with the opportunity to explore arts disciplines through practice and relevant informing theory.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • learn to communicate through the symbol systems of their chosen artform;
  • develop a set of performance/presentation skills related to artistic practice;
  • understand theories of contemporary cultural and artistic production relevant to youth culture;
  • develop and refine cultural production related to digital media;
  • practise skills of critical reflection and critique.


There will be two items of assessment

Item 1: Practical arts based presentation for a specific youth audience. 50% Equivalent to 2000 words. Due- End of semester

Item 2: Theoretical critique: reflective practice informed by relevant theory. 50% 2000 words. Due: First Draft Week 7; final draft – End of Semester

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

This subject will assist students to acquire the following graduate attributes:

  • a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
  • critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects and settings;
  • the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
  • an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community.

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