Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

Abbreviation:

BCA(Hons)

UOW Course Code:

843

CRICOS Code:

006983G

Total Credit Points:

48

Duration:

1 year full-time or two years part-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

Supervised individual research/creative projects

Delivery Campus:

Wollongong

Additional Information:

Course Finder

Overview

The Honours program is an end-on degree in Creative Arts and provides an opportunity for students to develop to a sophisticated level theoretical and practical skills gained in the area of their Major Study during their undergraduate course. In the Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours course, students are given close supervision of both a research topic and a creative presentation. In addition, a weekly research methodology seminar in Autumn Session provides training in advanced research skills specific to disciplines within the creative arts. While an Honours degree is an important first step for students who wish to enrol in a higher degree program such as a research masters or a doctorate, this is not the only role of the Honours program. Honours graduates acquire greater competence and confidence in both theory and their creative practice. These attributes are well-recognised by employers and increase the possibilities of employment in industry, with professional bodies or research organisations.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) is normally taken as a one year full-time course. However, it can be taken on a part-time basis over two years.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements available from Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) will be able to:

  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

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CREA401 Minor Thesis in Creative Arts 24 Annual
CREA402 Creative Arts Presentation 24 Annual

For further information on Awards or Degree Rules, please see the General Course Rules.

Joint Honours

It is not possible to undertake a joint honours program under the Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours. However, potential honours candidates who have completed a double degree with Creative Arts and either the Faculties of Law, Humanities and Arts, Business or Science, Medicine and Health, may be eligible to include either CREA401 or CREA402 as part of their honours program within the other Faculty’s honours degree (eg BA(Hons), BCom(Hons) or BSc(Hons)).

Honours Guide and Code of Practice (Honours)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Guide provides detailed information about the course.

Students are advised to refer to the University of Wollongong web site for access to the Code of Practice – Honours.

Grade of Honours

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University’s General Course Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400 level subjects.

Honours are awarded in the following categories:

  • Class I (WAM 85 to 100%)
  • Class II, Division 1 (WAM 75 to 84%)
  • Class II, Division 2 (WAM 65 to 74%)
  • Class III (WAM 50 to 64%)
  • If the WAM is below 50%, an Honours grade is not awarded.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

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

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 12 October, 2015