2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:

Minimum 216*


Minimum 4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751503

* This is a minimum and may vary depending on the chosen major


UOW's Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science double degree is designed for students who are interested in developing artistic works using computer software. This comibination enables you to acquire specialist knowledge and skills across the continually changing landscape of information communication and technology (ICT), as well as applying technological skills in design, visual communications and multimedia. Your high-level programming skills can be applied across a wide range of applications and you will learn how the structure of data plays an important role in delivering solutions to complex problems in a creative way. Through your reading, practice-based subjects and your own research you will attain a broader understanding of the digital world in which we live.

A Bachelor of Creative Arts supports you to develop your creative, practical and conceptual skills enabling you to join the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. In Australia, over 600,000 people create a living from working in film, television and radio as well as pod and webcasting; writing and editing; recording and performing; advertising and marketing; visual arts, design and architecture; as well as in museums (art and science), galleries, theatres and arts organisations. The opportunities to develop creative and practical skills in the Bachelor of Creative Arts, is complemented by the acquisition of specialist technological skills across the continually changing landscape of information communications and technology, skills that are in high demand in today’s global market place.

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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate sound discipline knowledge;
2 Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce disciplinary work;
3 Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
4 Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals;
5 Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (24 credit points);
  2. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (minimum 72 and maximum 96 credit points);
  3. A major sequence in the Bachelor of Computer Science as prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (120 credit points).
  4. If required, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.
  5. No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.
  6. Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts.


Students completing this degree will complete at least two majors. One chosen from the Bachelor of Creative Arts, and one from the Bachelor of Computer Science. Follow the links to each Course Handbook page for information on the majors available.


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 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 on the 2020 General Schedule of Minors page.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts uses as its foundation the principles of ‘embedded’ work-integrated learning: throughout their studies, students participate in a series of simulated workplaces in their chosen major, such as creative and technical studios, rehearsals and editorial workshops. In the BCA Core, students complete the subject CACS200 “Creative Communities”, which focuses on professional practice skills essential to the creative industries, including development of professional identities, and collaboration across creative disciplines. In their third year, students will undertake a major project in their chosen major continuing to build student experience, expertise and maturity, working with a range of methodologies and processes in a context that simulates professional working conditions. 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. Through these experiences, students apply their skills to a real-world context, and gain an understanding of the professional practice and industry standards.

Bachelor of Creative Arts students may apply 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. Students are selected for this opportunity on the basis of both strong academic achievement and through application and interview.

Students are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 (6cp) as an elective. CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give students a competitive edge by developing professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. Students focus on career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen their resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.

INDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.


Honours is an additional 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 Computer Science (Honours). Please refer to the Course Handbook pages for further information about these degrees.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available via email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020