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Creative & Performing Arts

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Discipline overview

Writing and English Literatures allows you to combine your love of writing with the analytics of literature. English literatures will challenge you to think creatively about the English language and give you the knowledge and understanding to express these thoughts and ideas through your own creative writing. Potential career industries can include media and publishing, marketing, journalism and teaching. 

Key employability skills

  • Critical analysis and evaluation
  • Problem-solving
  • Research skills
  • Written and oral communication
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Digital technology skills

Related occupations

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  • Adjudicator
  • Captioner
  • Copywriter and marketing assistant
  • Creative Writer
  • Deputy Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Features writer
  • Freelance Editor
  • Games Writer
  • Manuscript Assessor
  • Online Content Coordinator
  • Proof Reader
  • Publication Officer
  • Publications Writer
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Sub Editor
  • Transcribers Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Journalist
  • Speechwriter
  • Teacher
  • Policy officer
  • Information Manager
  • Archivist
  • Publicist
  • Communications Officer

Employers

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  • Alan & Unwin
  • Australian Radio Network
  • Caption IT
  • Department of Education
  • Driftwood Manuscript
  • EMAP Australia
  • Express Publications
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • ITC
  • McGaw-Hill Education
  • Micro Forte
  • Palamedia
  • Realview Technologies
  • South Coast Writers Centre Inc.
  • The Illawarra Mercury
  • The Last Draft
  • Uber Marketing
  • University of Wollongong
  • Web Profits

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take Humanities graduates as part of their Generalist streams.

Professional bodies and associations

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Course information

Discipline Overview

A Bachelor of Creative Arts at UOW encourages you to immerse yourself creatively, critically and practically. The Creative Industries is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic sectors in the world.

The study of music integrates physical, intellectual and emotional aspects, including instrumental or vocal performance, composition, music production and recording, history and theory. This degree offers a deeper understanding of how music works, as well as the skills to develop as a creative practitioner and prepare for a career in the arts.

This is a versatile, hands-on degree that prepares you for a career in the global creative industries. With a strong focus on contemporary music practice, this major combines performance, composition and both electronic and acoustic media so you can build your skills and expertise across three interrelated areas: music studio, audio production and critical studies in music.

Key employability skills

  • communication
  • team work
  • creativity
  • time management
  • analysis and problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • technological skills

Specialised areas

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Teaching
  • Production

Related occupations

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  • Academic
  • Director
  • Entertainer
  • Lecturer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Technology Specialist
  • Music Tutor
  • Musician
  • Piano and Singing Tutor
  • Private Music Teacher
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Producer |Program Coordinator
  • Singing Teacher
  • Stage Assistant
  • Theatre Technician
  • Tutor
  • Venue Technician

Employers

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  • Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
  • Sydney Opera House
  • ABC
  • TAFE NSW
  • The Entourage
  • Chattr
  • Instashred
  • PRAV
  • Pedestrian Group
  • Via Music Group
  • Universal Music
  • Schools Spectacular
  • NSW Dept of Education
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Nylon Studios
  • Australian Associated Trusts
  • Australian International Conservatorium of Music
  • Black Balloon Production
  • Brainstorm Productions
  • Cadence Music
  • Camp Quality
  • Carriage works Pty Ltd
  • Casula Powerhouse
  • Film and TV Post
  • First Class Crew
  • Flying Bookworms Theatre Company
  • Illawarra Performing Arts Center
  • Kats Entertainment Studios
  • Kjell Goyer
  • Luna Park
  • Mall Music
  • Merrigong Theatre Company
  • Performance Space
  • Seymour Centre
  • South Coast Broadcasters, Power FM
  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • Synergy & Taikoz Ltd
  • Valley Community Music Centre
  • Voiceworx
  • Win Entertainment
  • Wollongong Conservatorium of Music;

 

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Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

Discipline Overview

The Bachelor of Performance at UOW is a specialist course that develops you as a self-reliant, highly skilled performing artist through a practice-based program. You learn to apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge to contemporary performance as well as learn the techniques, strategies and processes of modern theatre-making in a range of contexts, whether in regional or metropolitan settings, or for children, young people and adults.

The performing arts offers a wide variety of roles and occupations from acting, singing, directing and performance-making to producing and presenting, technical production, lighting and sound design, stage management and audiovisual design. It forms part of the creative industries sector; a $32 billion dollar industry that is one of the fastest growing in the world.

Key employability skills

  • Performance Skills (Acting, Dancing, Singing)
  • Initiative and resilience
  • Critical analysis and creative problem solving
  • Organisation and time management
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Team work

Related occupations

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  • Academic
  • Actor
  • Announcer
  • Broadcast Monitor
  • Casual Theatre Technician
  • Director
  • Entertainer
  • Lecturer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Producer
  • Program Coordinator
  • Stage Assistant
  • Theatre Technician
  • Tutor
  • Venue Technician
  • Arts Engagement and Partnerships Lead
  • Associate Artist
  • Performing Arts Teacher
  • Artistic Director
  • Community Cultural Development
  • Performing Arts Professional
  • Arts Management
  • Theatre Director
  • Event Producer

Employers

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  • Australian Associated Trusts
  • Black Balloon Production
  • Brainstorm Productions
  • Camp Quality
  • Carriage works Pty Ltd
  • Casula Powerhouse
  • Film and TV Post
  • First Class Crew
  • Flying Bookworms Theatre Company
  • High Street Music
  • Illawarra Performing Arts Center
  • Kats Entertainment Studios
  • Kjell Goyer
  • Luna Park
  • Merrigong Theatre Company
  • Performance Space
  • Seymour Centre
  • South Coast Broadcasters
  • Power FM
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • Synergy & Taikoz Ltd
  • Win Entertainment
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Bell Shakespeare
  • Create NSW
  • Oak Flats High School
  • Moogahlin Performing Arts
  • Theatre Network
  • Adventure Lab

Key industry job websites

Professional bodies and associations

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Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

Discipline overview

The Visual Arts and Design major is for those who love not only painting and making, but also designing for real-world environments. The course will develops skills in traditional areas such as painting and drawing, print-making and photography, and sculpture and textiles. Students also learn contemporary digital design skills, including visual communication design, innovations in design practice and interface design – all underpinned by learnings in history and theory. This dynamic major offers extensive studio time, while equipping students with the design skills essential for success in the contemporary arts and creative industries.

Key employability skills

  • Creativity
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Innovation
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Self-management
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Planning and organisation

Related occupations

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  • Academic teaching staff
  • Administration and Web Design
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Artists Assistant
  • Assistant Curator
  • Assistant Graphic Designer
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Gallery Administrator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Junior Designer
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Marketing & Publicity Assistant
  • Pre-Press Graphic Designer
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Designer

Employers

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  • 222 Productions
  • Anne Gordon Design
  • Anthony Whyte
  • Autografika
  • Cracka Wines
  • Events Pro Shop NSW
  • Ever-Ready Press
  • Harvest Scientific Services
  • Koorong Books
  • Lend Lease
  • Nova Visual
  • Oroton Group
  • PCE Solutions
  • Planning Galleries
  • Pretty Pollution Design Studio
  • Romina Basto
  • Ross Human Directions
  • Self-employed
  • The Powerhouse Museum
  • United Galleries
  • University of Wollongong
  • Wisdom Advertising & Design
  • XYZ Networks

Key industry job websites

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested in teaching as a profession, UOW offer a Masters of Teaching through the Social Science faculty.

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools

 

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