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Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism
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 / 751507
A Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism double degree allows students to sharpen their career focus via studies in Creative Writing, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, or Visual Arts and Design. The addition of a Journalism degree facilitates the acquisition of newsroom, editing and writing skills necessary for story production, broadcast and publication. The Journalism degree also helps students gain practical experience and build connections with the media industry through journalism internships.
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:
- Evaluate key issues and practice and its application to different disciplines;
- Work independently and collaboratively in response to disciplinary demands;
- Critically and reflectively evaluate ideas, concepts and processes;
- Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce disciplinary work;
- Develop and apply a set of relevant critical, professional and technical skills to a specialised area;
- Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of media;
- Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.
Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism, a candidate must successfully complete at least 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 of 72 and maximum of 96 credit points);
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Journalism (96 credit points);
- If required and depending on the Bachelor of Creative Arts Major taken, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.
- No more than 90 credit points completed at 100-level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism degree.
- Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300-level subjects.
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To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.
Students completing this degree will complete at least one major from the Bachelor of Creative Arts.
Students can take Minors 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 must be 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.
Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component
This course contains a minimum of 70 hours of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.
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.
Students in the Bachelor of Journalism will complete the Journalism Internship subject, JRNL304, in their final year. This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills acquired during their university subjects as an internship with a professional media organisation. Students will be required to work in the newsroom (or other suitable work environment). Students who obtain a position in a newsroom will be required to work under the direction of a chief of staff, news director or other nominated person. They will be expected to research, write and, where necessary, produce audio and video stories to deadline. This may be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the publication/broadcast deadlines of the publication/program they are working for. Students who obtain work experience in a cognate field will be required to produce content (speeches, information packs, media releases, or other documents). Again, they will work under the direction of a nominated employee.
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 may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.
Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements.
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