2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) | 2020 

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 the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

Supervised individual research/creative projects

Delivery Campus:



The BCA Honours year is for students who’ve done well throughout their Bachelor of Creative Arts degree. If you have a Distinction average or higher, the Honours year offers an additional year of study to pursue both critical and creative projects. For your critical work, you’ll hone in on one topic from your undergraduate degree, writing a thesis of 10,000-15,000 words; and for your creative project, you’ll pursue a body of work in your chosen discipline. In both instances, the Honours year allows you to pursue a topic or theme you are really interested in with a supervisor who’s there to encourage and support you. 

Potential employers appreciate the Honours degree because it demonstrates that students can: achieve complex goals, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively, and write clearly.

The Honours year has two functions at UOW: it offers students the chance to pursue in-depth critical and creative projects at the end of undergraduate study, and it acts as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.

Studying Honours is about:

  • Pursuing a creative project in a field you are passionate about
  • Learning research skills, navigation skills and information systems (archives, the library, databases, electronic research networks)
  • The opportunity to practise articulating complex ideas orally and in writing. It provides the experience of working closely with a supervisor on a project and working with firm deadlines
  • Experiences in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument or thesis. 

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:

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

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

The Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses and can be accessed from the Honours Programs page.

Students are advised to refer to the University's Code of Practice - Honours.

Grade of Honours

The Honours Grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1. For further information refer to the University's Coursework Rules.

Other Information

For further information please email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020