Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The meaning of creativity has shifted and changed over time, from the romantic model of the artistic genius, to today's buzz around the 'creative economy' and 'creative cities'. This subject frames contemporary creativity in the arts as a process of investigation and enquiry, examining the relationship of today's creative practitioners to social, cultural, institutional and political contexts. This subject will cover a number of key concepts and frameworks for contemporary arts practice, Students will respond to theoretical texts and artistic case studies through critical and creative exercises, developing their own answers to the question: What is creativity?

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesModelled in lectures and readings, explored in classwork and seminar discussion, essay and critical reading exercises.  Modelled in creative case studies; explored through in-class creative exercises based on case-studies and lecture material. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: ABCA, ABCAB, ABCAM, EBEDP, EBEDPM, EBEDPB, EBEDS, EBEDSM, EBEDSB, ABA, RBA, HUSBAM, ABABU, ABAB, ABAM


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and reflect on the theoretical, social and historical context of postmodern and contemporary arts practices.
02. Research and evaluate approaches to creativity across a range of arts practices.
03. Engage with a range of ideas and theories through creative responses.
04. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences
05. Demonstrate independent thinking in your essay materials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay 800 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Creative task 1200 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Essay 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5