1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into HBCA-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
1a Admission into HBA-Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
1b Admission into HBBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours)
1c Admission into MMC-Master of Media and Communication
1d Admission into GCMC-Graduate Certificate in Media and Communication
1e Admission into GDPMC-Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication
1f Admission into HBPF-Bachelor of Performance (Honours)
2 108 units of study
3 Admission into BCAVEED-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design)
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f)) or (2 and 3))
Assignment(s), Tutorial participation, Tutorial presentation
Topic description
The purpose of this topic is to examine recent philosophical work on the nature and role of creativity and the imagination, including a particular emphasis on the role of literature and the creative arts more generally in philosophical reflection and, more specifically, in moral thought. Participants will examine how philosophy may aid our understanding of creativity and imagination, and consider what the creative arts might contribute to philosophy.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students with a deepened understanding of philosophical concepts and their practical application, via a focus on creativity and the imagination.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Debate advanced issues relating to philosophical inquiry and ideas of creativity, and imagination using sophisticated arguments

  2. Model high-level critical reasoning skills and how they may link to creativity and the imagination.

  3. Develop presentations using high level oral, written communication and presentation skills

  4. Develop an understanding of principles of ethical research.