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Bachelor of Creative Arts


The Bachelor of Creative Arts is a three year full time course made up of a combination of theory and practical work in a major study area.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to meet the artistic requirements determined by an interview or audition. Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate their ability (in both theory and artistic practice) to meet the criteria for a proposed major. No applications (whether made via the UAC or directly to UOW) will be considered unless the student has completed and submitted a Creative Arts application for Interview/ Audition by Friday 30 September 2004. A late application fee of $50 will apply for applications submitted after the closing date. Portfolio and/or audition requirements are specified below for each major.

International applications may be submitted anytime throughout the year, for commencement in the next academic year.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing arrangements for the Bachelor of Creative Arts are currently under review. Students seeking advanced standing are advised to contact the Faculty of Creative Arts office for further details. 

Course Requirements

The BCA degree requires 3 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent and the completion of subjects to the value of 144 credit points.

Students enrolling in the BCA are required to complete either:

  1. 108 credit points of core subjects in the major (36 credit points each at 100, 200 and 300 level); and
  2. 36 credit points of elective subjects of which no more than 18 credit points may be taken at 100 level.

  3. 144 credit points of core subjects in the Visual Arts and Graphic Design major.

A limited range of electives is offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts. However, students are encouraged to take advantage of the full range of subjects available within the University. The core subjects focus on practice in conjunction with a study in the history and theory of the discipline.


A fourth year is available at Honours level for outstanding students.

Major Study Areas


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