Faculty of Creative Arts

Bachelor of Creative Arts

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts

Abbreviation:

BCA

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Creative Arts

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

144

Delivery Mode:

On campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

840

UAC Codes:

Specified for each major

CRICOS Code:

001709K

Overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) is a three-year full-time course that involves study of theory and practice-based work in a Major Study area: Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Theatre, Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Design. The main focus of the degree is artistic practice informed by history and theory subjects.

Opportunities exist for artistic collaboration, exchange and study abroad.

A Bachelor of Creative Arts degree can lead to career opportunities as an artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer, publisher, curator, arts administrator or manager, teacher (on completion of a Graduate Diploma in Education) or to opportunities to work in the radio, television and multimedia industries.

Entry Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Creative Arts is based on the HSC ATAR (or equivalent), although outstanding results in relevant subjects/areas may also be taken into account.

Credit Transfer

The Faculty offers credit transfers to students who have successfully completed relevant courses at accredited universities and colleges. Students seeking credit transfer are advised to contact the Faculty or UniAdvice for further details and refer to the General Course Rules.

Course Requirements

All students must complete a minimum of 144 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:

1. 18cp of the following core subjects:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

CACS101

Contemporary Creative Practice

Autumn

6

CACS102

Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice

Spring

6

CACS301

Professional Practice

Autumn, Spring, Summer

6

2. 6cp from the following list of subjects:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Points

CACS302 #

Creative Arts Internship (limited places)

6

CACW331 #

Contemporary Theory and the Practising Writer

6

CAGD331

New Media and Visual Communications Theory

6

CAGD332

Advanced Graphic Design and Visual Communications Theory

6

CAPF331 #

Theory and Practice of Theatre and Performance in the 20th and 21st Century

6

CAPF332 #

New Writing for the Stage

6

CAVA331

Indigenous Art and Visual Culture

6

CAVA332

Representation and Space in Post Colonial World

6

CAVA361 #

Curatorial Practices

6

# Not available to students studying a Visual Arts and Design Major

3. A Major Study in one of the following Creative Arts' disciplines totalling 72cp (or 96cp for the Visual Arts and Design Major)

4. Elective subjects offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts or other faculties to bring the total number of credit points completed to 144.

As part of their elective subjects, students are encouraged to undertake a Minor Study offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts in order to add a multi-disciplinary aspect to their Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree. Students may not undertake a Major and Minor Study in the same discipline. Subjects taken as part of a Major or Minor cannot be cross-counted into any other Major or Minor.

Note: No more than 60cp at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Creative Arts degree. Therefore, no more than 24 credit points of elective subjects may be taken at 100 level. Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300-level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts.

Honours

On completion of the Bachelor of Creative Arts, high achieving students may apply to undertake an additional Honours year.