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Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Commerce | 2018
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
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Autumn / Spring
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751502
* 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 & 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:
- Develop and apply a set of relevant professional and technical skills for professional purposes;
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Work collaboratively to produce project outcomes;
- Work independently to produce project outcomes;
- 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.
To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- 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 maximum 96 credit points);
- 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;
- If required, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
- 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 undertaking a major study in Visual Arts and Design in the BCA are required to complete 222 credit points.
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 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 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.
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.
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