2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



1 year full-time or two years part-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

Supervised individual research/creative projects

Delivery Campus:



The Honours program is an end-on degree in Creative Arts and provides an opportunity for students to develop to a sophisticated level of theoretical and practical skills gained in the area of their Major Study during their undergraduate course. In the Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours course, students are given close supervision of both a research topic and a creative presentation. In addition, a weekly research methodology seminar in Autumn Session provides training in advanced research skills specific to disciplines within the creative arts. While an Honours degree is an important first step for students who wish to enrol in a higher degree program such as a research masters or a doctorate, this is not the only role of the Honours program. Honours graduates acquire greater competence and confidence in both theory and their creative practice. These attributes are well-recognised by employers and increase the possibilities of employment in industry, with professional bodies or research organisations.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) is normally taken as a one year full-time course. However, it can be taken on a part-time basis over two years.

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

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in the Arts
2 Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories.
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions.
4 Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of this degree, students will complete 48 credit points as outlined below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CREA401 Minor Thesis in Creative Arts 24
CREA402 Creative Arts Presentation 24

For further information on Awards or Degree Rules, please see the General Course Rules.


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

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

Joint Honours

Interested students should contact the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Coordinator to discuss joint study options.

Honours Guide and Code of Practice (Honours)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Guide provides detailed information about the course and can be accessed from the LHA Honours Programs page.

Students are advised to refer to the University of Wollongong web site for access to the Code of Practice – Honours.

Grade of Honours

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University’s General Course Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400 level subjects.

Honours are awarded in the following categories:

  • Class I (WAM 85 to 100%)
  • Class II, Division 1 (WAM 75 to 84%)
  • Class II, Division 2 (WAM 65 to 74%)
  • Class III (WAM 50 to 64%)
  • If the WAM is below 50%, an Honours grade is not awarded.


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: 15 February, 2018