EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process (8)

In this subject, students will explore the creative process and engage with workshops focussed on the creative arts: music, visual arts, drama, dance and media arts. Students will reflect on their own creative arts history and will use a theoretical framework to construct their personal creative narrative. They will further reflect on their individual and group processes and responses to each of the creative arts forms during their making and performing.


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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create works of art from a range of stimuli;
  • be able to employ various creative processes that include composition, performance and appreciation of the creative art forms;
  • be able to apply a variety of creative process models to their own practice; and
  • be able to articulate how the elements inform the creative process in each of the creative art forms.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Making, performing and appreciating processes in visual arts, dance, music, drama and media arts
  • The creative process: theoretical models, models in practice
  • Creative arts stimuli
  • Responding to art works
  • Elements in the creative arts: theory and application
  • Experiencing, describing, discussing and documenting creative arts learning activities

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMA117 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Poster & learning story 1
Learning story 2: documentation of your art making

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.