2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Commerce | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Commerce



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:

Minimum of 216*


Minimum 4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts 

Intake Session(s):

Autumn / Spring

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751502

Additional Information:

Course Finder

* This is a minimum and may vary depending on major.


This course aims to provide a program of study in commercial, business and administrative skills for students who may be contemplating careers in arts administration, publishing, musical entrepreneurship or management of performing arts centres, theatres or galleries. It also gives practising craftspeople and other artists a unique edge in managing their talents for professional purposes.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from 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:

  1. Develop and apply a set of relevant professional and technical skills for professional purposes;
  2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  3. Work collaboratively to produce project outcomes;
  4. Work independently to produce project outcomes;
  5. Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts. 

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

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Commerce, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
  2. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
  3. 102 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce comprised of 54 credit points of core subjects (including the capstone subject), plus a 48 credit point major;
  4. Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
  5. No more than 90 credit points at 100-level. 

Students undertaking a major study in Visual Arts and Design are required to complete 222 credit points.

Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300-level subject to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Commerce. 


Students can take a minor study 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 at 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 must consult academic advisors in the relevant faculties concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.


Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook pages for the single degrees for further information about these degrees.

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: 4 November, 2016