Visual and Media Arts Education

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
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The online Visual and Media Arts Education unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University provides the foundation for teachers to develop experiential learning opportunities.

You will learn to use personal media and visual arts literacy as the foundation for teaching arts learning across primary school years.

You will develop a lifelong learning framework, arts literacy and capability through personal investment in visual and media arts praxis, reflection and appreciation.

You will also be able to create programs of sequential lessons that reflect an understanding of child development, curriculum and arts pedagogy and the ethos of sustainable, safe, functional, ethical, inclusive and culturally sensitive learning contexts.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Performing Arts for Educators

To enrol in Visual and Media Arts Education, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Areas of study

In this Visual and Media Arts Education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction. Context of arts education - Arts education. Arts literacy
  • The learning context. Children’s developmental growth. Visual arts skills and pedagogy
  • Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning explorations of 2D media. Reflective thinking and critical review of creative work
  • Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning explorations of 3D media. Integrated learning
  • Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Responding to an artwork/artist’s work (arts appreciation)
  • Reflective teaching for planning
  • Planning inquiry-based learning experiences
  • Assessment: Micro teaching (including peer assessment)
  • The Internet and digital resources. Media arts skills and pedagogy
  • Media arts skills and pedagogy. Participate in media arts project and create a Visual Arts WebQuest Portfolio
  • Media arts skills and pedagogy. Participate in media arts project
  • Partnerships. Arts as culture. Review of unit

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), 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?

As part of your Bachelor of Education (Primary) this unit will round out your educational abilities by equipping you with the skills to be able to develop and implement arts and media activities into student learning that will stimulate and encourage them, and also meet learning outcomes.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Visual and Media Arts Education 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 may be 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 a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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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