Art and Creativity

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Creativity has a special place in contemporary life, and no matter the field of study you’re focusing on, you will benefit from this introduction to the creative process.

Understanding how to engage with ideas or even problems in creative ways can help you to unlock new perspectives and articulate your thoughts. Creativity can involve critical thinking, research and innovation, and this unit of study takes you through all aspects of cultural practice.

You will learn how to find inspiration, sort through and develop your ideas and come up with creative responses through a range of disciplines.

The unit also focuses on the importance of artistic expression within the wider community, investigating the relationships between contemporary art and popular culture, and questioning the role of the artist.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, this unit is a core requirement of a range of Bachelor of Arts programs, including those majoring in internet communications, professional writing and publishing, fine art and visual culture.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this art and creativity unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The creative mix
  • The practical experience
  • Independent project: exhibiting ideas or animating ideas

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit of study counts towards a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University and will set you up with an appreciation for the role of creativity in problem solving and the community at large.

You will be given the opportunity to create work and engage in critical thinking exercises, strengthening your ability to:

  • Conduct research and develop ideas from a variety of sources
  • Understand the role of the artist within the community and the nature of the creative relationship
  • Critically appraise, interrogate and present issues and ideas in creative formats

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Art and Creativity from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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