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Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
Minimum of 216
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751501
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, 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.
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 & 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
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.
To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points.
The 216 credit points shall include:
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (24 credit points);
- One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (minimum 72 and a maximum of 96 credit points);
- At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Arts (minimum 48 and maximum of 60 credit points);
- A second major (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points), or a minor (minimum 24 credit points), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts; and
- If required, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.
- No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.
- A clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.
As part of their Bachelor of Arts Component, students in this double degree will also choose either a second BA Major, or a BA Minor.
Note that depending on the choice of majors in each degree, the total number of credit points may vary and be more than 216.
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 submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.
Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available n the 2018 General Schedule of Minors.
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 an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.
Some BA Majors will have a specific internship subject available for students. Otherwise, students can 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.
Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.
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