Details for Creative Arts

This subject examines contemporary philosophies in creative arts education for children from birth to 12 years.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS236
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Zach Jones


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Creative Arts

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject examines contemporary philosophies in creative arts education for children from birth to 12 years. It asks Teacher Education Students (TES) to enhance their creative capacities and develop a knowledge base in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for early childhood and the K-6 Creative Arts syllabuses developed by NESA and ACARA. The aim is to build understanding and skills in critically analysing and evaluating contemporary theory, content and issues in Music and Visual Arts as well as Drama, Dance and Media Arts, as applied in the early childhood and primary classroom contexts. It equips TES with teaching methodologies and practical strategies to effectively teach Creative Arts, with an emphasis on assessment, examination, reporting and curriculum evaluation.


  1. Apply a Christian centre/school or alternate centre/school context to Creative Arts in an early childhood context for specific learning needs;
  2. Develop student-centred innovative and well-designed lesson sequences that demonstrate skills and techniques within each of the Creative Arts forms;
  3. Analyse Creative Arts materials choices relative to student age, culture and faith backgrounds;
  4. Prepare, program and assess concepts, skills and techniques across the Creative Arts forms appropriate to the learning stages for levels K-6.

Subject Content

  • Introduction
  • Creative Arts in Early Childhood
  • Philosophical Foundations
  • Models of Pedagogy
  • Years K-6 Syllabus
  • Creative Class Projects
  • Assessment and Reporting

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references