EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process (8)

In this subject, students will explore the creative process and engage with workshops focussed on the arts domains: music, visual arts, drama, dance and media. They will construct their personal creative narrative, to describe, discuss and document their processes and responses to the creative arts disciplines and to determine the direction of their future learning. Students will use cooperative and collaborative processes to challenge and validate their ideas. Students will reflect on their own creative arts history, and establish the importance of self and its presentation to an individual's life through the knowledge processes of the arts. They will present their creative artefacts in an online environment.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMA117. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed EMA305 as it shares similar content.

Subject Relationships

EMA305 Shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to manipulate materials and objects to create works of art;
  • be able to compose, respond and move to music;
  • be able to use media tools in creative ways to express ideas and to report on personal experiences;
  • be able to express and enact ideas, and emotions through dramatic presentation;
  • be able to be confident in expressing their ideas in creative forms; and
  • be able to be aware of their personal responses to creative works and to understand their own reactions and responses in the context of their personal history.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Music making and appreciating
  • Visual arts making and appreciating
  • Dancing, drama and media - making and appreciating
  • Responding to art works
  • The creative process
  • Experiencing creative activity
  • Using on line environments for sharing and reporting creative arts learning

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.