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Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts
Autumn / Spring
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751506
Within the Creative Arts degree, students take extensive studies in one major area: Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Design. The core of the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies deals with contemporary issues in communication and media studies, giving students a broad grounding in which to situate their major study:
- Digital Media and Communication;
- Global Media and Communication;
- Journalism and Professional Writing; and
- Marketing Communications and Advertising.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.
The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- Develop, research and evaluate practical knowledge and practice and its application to different disciplines;
- Apply knowledge of ethical issues in a range of contexts;
- Develop and apply a set of relevant critical, professional and technical skills to a specialised area;
- Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of media.
Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
- One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
- One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
- Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.
Students undertaking a BCMS major study in Digital Media and Communication, and a BCA major study in Visual Arts and Design are required to complete 220 credit points.
Note: No more than 90 credit points at 100-level can be counted, and students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.
Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which no more than 12 credit points at 100 level can be counted.
Minors appear on the transcript (academic record) but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.
Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.
Students can do an Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Creative Arts or the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).
Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.
Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at UOW Honours.
Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.
Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder