Creative Arts K-6 (EDMT5530)


The Education Act 1990 (NSW) sets out minimum curriculum requirements for primary schools. In particular, the Act states that "courses of study in both art and music are to be included in the key learning area of the Creative and Practical Arts." With the introduction of the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus in 2000, this requirement has been broadened to include creative arts experiences in drama and dance which became mandatory in 2005. The unit of study, Creative Arts 1 provides students with an understanding of the importance of drama, music, visual arts and dance both as powerful learning and teaching strategies across the primary curriculum and as creative arts in their own right.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


9x1-hr lectures, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 8 wks, 1x1-hr studio/wk for 8 wks


reflective scrapbook (40%) and unit of work or rationale via an artform (60%)


Gibson, R. & Ewing, R. (2011). Transforming the curriculum through the arts, Camberwell, VIC: Palgrave Macmillan. Ewing, R. & Simons, J. (2004). Beyond the script: Take two. Newtown, NSW: PETA.

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Unit of study rules


12 credit points of units

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.