Faculty of Creative Arts

Creative Arts Minor Studies

The Faculty of Creative Arts offers a range of minor studies. Theses minor studies are open to all undergraduate students at the University of Wollongong provided they meet pre-requisites where required. Students from other faculties are encouraged to enrol in Creative Arts minor studies to satisfy the elective requirements of their course, where appropriate.

Each minor study is comprised of 24 credit points.

For students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts, undertaking a minor study is an opportunity to undertake a multidisciplinary course of study. Please note that 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.

Minor studies are recorded on a student's academic transcript. Students are reminded that to have a minor study recorded they need to declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

The Faculty of Creative Arts offers minor studies in the following areas:

Art History

Creative Arts*

Creative Writing

Design

Design History

Media Arts

Technical Theatre

Theatre

Visual Arts

* Not available to Bachelor of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar) or Bachelor of Performance students.

Art History Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Art History, students must complete 24cp from the following list of subjects.

The Art History Minor Study is not available to students studying the BCA Visual Arts major or BCA Visual Arts and Design major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

CAVA231

Visual Art and Modernism

Autumn

6

CAVA232

Contemporary Art: History, Politics and Aesthetics

Spring

6

CAVA331

Indigenous Art and Visual Culture

Autumn

6

CAVA332

Representation and Space in Post Colonial World

Spring

6

Creative Arts Minor Study

The Creative Arts Minor Study is offered by the Faculty to allow students studying courses in other faculties the opportunity to undertake a broad range of subjects in Creative Arts. To complete a Minor Study in Creative Arts, students must complete 24cp from the following list of subjects.

The Creative Arts Minor Study is not available to students studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar) or Bachelor of Performance.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

12cp from the following 100 level subjects:

CACS101

Contemporary Creative Practice

Autumn

6

CACS102

Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice

Spring

6

CACW100

Introduction to Creative Writing

Autumn, Spring, Summer

6

CACW103

Editing Foundation

Autumn

6

CACW104

Text and Context

Spring

6

CAPA111

Technical Production 1

Autumn

6

CAPA112

Technical Production 2

Spring

6

DESN190

Design Principles*

Spring

6

MEDA101

Introduction to Media Arts

Autumn

6

MEDA102

Computational Media

Spring

6

VISA124

Introduction to Photography

Autumn, Summer

6

VISA190

Visual Arts Workshop A

Autumn, Spring

6

Plus 12cp from the following 200 level subjects:

CAOS201

Social Intersections

Autumn

6

CAOS202

Word and Image

Spring

6

CAOS203

Audio / Visual Composition

Spring

6

CAOS204

Sound Design for Theatre

Autumn, Spring

6

CAOS205

New Documentary

Spring

6

CAPF222

Theatre Studio: Methodologies

Autumn

6

DESN290

Design Practice*

Autumn

6

MEDA201

Time, Space & Data

Autumn

6

MEDA202

System, Play & Interaction

Spring

6

VISA290

Visual Arts Workshop B

Autumn, Spring, Summer

6

*Students studying the Bachelor of Journalism cannot count DESN190 or DESN290 towards a Creative Arts Minor Study.

Creative Writing Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Creative Writing, students must complete 24cp from the following list of subjects. The Creative Writing Minor Study is not available to students studying the BCA Creative Writing major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

CACW100

Introduction to Creative Writing

Autumn, Spring

6

Plus 6cp from the following 100 level subjects:

CACW103

Editing Foundations

Autumn

6

CACW104

Text and Context

Spring

6

Plus 12cp from the following 200 level subjects:

 

6

CACW201

Poetic Studio

Autumn

6

CACW202

Dramatic Studio

Autumn

6

CACW203

Narrative Studio

Spring

6

CACW231

Writing, Representation and Power

Autumn

6

CACW232

Writing and Critical Theory

Spring

6

Design Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Design, students must complete 24cp from the following list of subjects. The Design Minor Study is not available to students studying the BCA Graphic Design major or BCA Visual Arts and Design major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

VISA124

Introduction to Photography

Autumn

6

or

VISA190

Visual Arts Workshop A

Autumn

6

or

MEDA101

Introduction to Media Arts

Autumn

6

Plus the following subjects:

DESN190

Design Principles

Spring

6

DESN290

Design Practice

Autumn

6

CAOS202

Word and Image

Spring

6

Design History Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Design History, students must complete 24cp of the following subjects. The Design History Minor Study is not available to students studying the BCA Graphic Design major or BCA Visual Arts and Design major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

CAGD231

Graphic Design and Visual Communications Theory 1

Autumn

6

CAGD232

Graphic Design and Visual Communications Theory 2

Spring

6

CAGD331

New Media and Visual Communications Theory

Autumn

6

CAGD332

Advanced Graphic Design and Visual Communications Theory

Spring

6

Media Arts Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Media Arts, students must complete 24cp of the following subjects. The Media Arts Minor Study is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Digital Media.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

MEDA101

Introduction to Media Arts

Autumn

6

MEDA102

Computational Media

Spring

6

MEDA201

Time, Space and Data

Autumn

6

MEDA202

System, Play and Interaction

Spring

6

Technical Theatre Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Technical Theatre, students must complete 24cp from the following list of subjects. The Technical Theatre Minor Study is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Performance Technical Theatre major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

CAPA111

Technical Production 1

Autumn

6

CAPA112

Technical Production 2

Spring

6

Plus

CAPA211

Technical Theatre: Production 1

Autumn

6

or

CAPA212

Technical Theatre: Production 2

Autumn

6

Plus

CAPA221

Technical Theatre: Skills 1

Spring

6

or

CAPA222

Technical Theatre: Skills 2

Spring

6

Theatre Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Theatre, students must complete 24cp from the following list of subjects.

The Theatre Minor Study is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Performance or BCA Theatre major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

CAPF111

Stagecraft: Technical Aspects of Theatre

Autumn

6

CAPF112

Stagecraft: Practical Aspects of Theatre

Spring

6

Plus 12 credit points from the following:

*Note: Some 300-level subjects may have pre-requisites at 200-level.

CAPF221

Theatre Studio: Performance Workshop

Autumn

6

CAPF222

Theatre Studio: Methodologies

Autumn

6

CAPF231

Contemporary Theatre and Text

Autumn

6

CAPF232

Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context

Spring

6

CAPF233

Political Dramaturgy

Spring

6

CAPF331

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

Autumn

6

CAPF332

New Writing for the Stage

Spring

6

Visual Arts Minor Study

To complete a Minor Study in Visual Arts, students must complete 24cp from the following list. The Visual Arts Minor Study is not available to students studying the BCA Visual Arts major or BCA Visual Arts and Design major.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

VISA124

Introduction to Photography

Autumn

6

or

MEDA101

Introduction to Media Arts

Autumn

6

Plus

VISA190

Visual Arts Workshop A

Autumn

6

VISA290

Visual Arts Workshop B

Spring

6

And

CAOS201

Social Intersections

Autumn

6

or

CAOS202

Word and Image

Spring

6

or

CAOS205

New Documentary

Spring

6

Other Information

Further information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/ or email: Creative Arts - fca-enquiries@uow.edu.au