2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

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Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751501

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Arts double degree provides students with the opportunity to study theory and practice-based work in disciplines, including Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Design alongside studies in Humanities and Social Inquiry, such as History, Sociology, Politics, Indigenous Studies and English Literatures. Majors offered in the Bachelor of Arts can be found in the Undergraduate Course Handbook.

Opportunities exist for artistic collaboration, exchange and study abroad.

A Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Arts double degree can lead to career opportunities as an artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer, musician, performer, composer, theatre technician, director, publisher, curator, arts administrator or manager, or to opportunities to work in the radio, television and multimedia industries.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

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.

Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Further information about major learning outcomes for the BA is available under the relevant BA major page - See Bachelor of Arts.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points.

The 216 credit points shall include:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts
  2. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts; 
  3. At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Arts
  4. A second major (minimum 48cp and maximum 60cp), or a minor (minimum 24cp), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts; and
  5. Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.
  6. No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.
  7.  A clear pass in the core 300 level subjects. 


Students can also take a minor study as part of their degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points, of which at least 12 credit points are completed at 200 level or higher.

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 Arts. 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 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 6 March, 2017