Creativity, Play and the Arts

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creativity, Play and the Arts

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Early Childhood Education, Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject focuses on the integral connection between play, the arts and engagement in childhood. Through workshops, seminars, observations and site-visits, students will interpret and examine playful, creative and artful experiences. To understand and learn how to facilitate children?s engagement, students will experience, observe and co-play in a range of real-life settings. The experiential nature of the subject is supported by knowledge drawn from a range of disciplines incorporating theories of engagement, play and creativity, artistic creation, and human development through art. Sites of practice may include museums, galleries, early learning centres, hospitals and community centres.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.