2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of International Studies | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of International Studies



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 or Spring

Delivery Mode:

On campus

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751505


This double degree program allows students to combine the international focus of the Bachelor of International Studies with a major study in the Bachelor of Creative Arts.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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:

  1. Critically review national and international issues;
  2. Apply appropriate skills to evaluate ideas, concepts and processes and apply to problems in a discipline;
  3. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences.

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

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (24 credit points);
  2. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (a minimum of 72 and a maximum of 96 credit points);
  3. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies (24 credit points);
  4. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of International Studies (48 credit points);
  5. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (students may elect to take a major in a language) (a minimum of 24 credit points);
  6. If required elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.

Students may consult academic advisors in the relevant faculties concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.

No more than 90 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of International Studies degree. Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of International Studies.


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes visit the Timetable page.


Students completing this degree will complete two majors.  One chosen from the Bachelor of Creative Arts and one from the Bachelor of International Studies.

Students undertaking a major study in Visual Arts and Design may be required to complete up to 236 credit points.


Students can take a minor study as part of their degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of 24 credit points of which at least 12 credit points are 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 submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Bachelor of Creative Arts students may apply via their Course Coordinator to enrol into the Creative Arts Internship subject, CACS302. The Faculty offers a limited number of industry placements each year. These offer students hands-on experience in cultural organisations that have agreed to partner with the Faculty on this initiative. Typically students will spend a minimum of 60 hours in an organisation, working on an agreed project from their major study area, with exposure to a fully operational professional environment. These hours can be undertaken on a daily basis or as a single block as negotiated with the host organisation. Students are selected for this opportunity on the basis of both strong academic achievement and through application and interview.

In their third year students will undertake a major project in their chosen discipline continuing to build student experience, expertise and maturity, working with a range of methodologies and processes in a context that simulates professional working conditions.

Third year students may choose to take an additional history/theory subject, particularly if they are interested in Honours or teaching, however, they also have the option of enrolling in CACS301, the Professional Practice subject. In this subject, students will map professional and career pathways in the context of both individual artistic practice and the creative and cultural industries. It will develop an understanding of arts infrastructure, including government agencies, the commercial and the not-for-profit sector. Fundamental professional avenues of support such as legal advisory services and funding structures will be introduced as well as individual portfolios and curriculum vitae, project and funding submission development and making presentations. Students will undertake an individual research assignment into an aspect of the arts that fits with their career ambitions. The subject will be delivered in partnership with key arts and cultural organisations.

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts internship program also provides students with other opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Students' are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.


Students who complete the double degree to the required academic standard in the relevant major are eligible to apply for either Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of International Studies (Honours).

Other Information

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

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 28 August, 2018