Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
084346A
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
Duration:

3 years full time or equivalent part time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (17/65)
  • Melbourne (58.50)

Description

The Bachelor of Creative Arts prepares students to fill key creative roles in industries such as the performing arts, communication, music, and new media, drama, visual arts and related fields of education. Students complete major studies in drama, literature, media (Melb), music, or the visual arts and may choose a minor study in communication, creative writing, or in graphic design (Melb only). The Arts Advantage and Community Engagement units are also completed. Students are encouraged to actively engage with the community through the creative arts so that they enter the workforce with documented experience and evidence of their creative capabilities and achievements.

Course duration

3 years full time or equivalent part time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

1x 80cp Major and 2x 40cp Minors

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 1 Minor 1 – Unit 1 Minor 2 – Unit 1 Elective – Unit 1
Year 1 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 2 Minor 1 – Unit 2 Minor 2 – Unit 2 UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 3 Minor 1 – Unit 3 Minor 2 – Unit 3 Elective – Unit 2
Year 2 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 4 Major 1 – Unit 5 Minor 2 – Unit 4 Elective – Unit 3
Year 3 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 6 Major 1 – Unit 7 Degree Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: Social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: Placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 3
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 8 Minor 1 – Unit 4 Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: Placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 4
HUMA320
Major creative project
(Pre: HUMA111, HUMA247)

2x 80cp Majors

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 1 Major 2 – Unit 1 Elective – Unit 1 Elective – Unit 2
Year 1 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 2 Major 2 – Unit 2 Elective – Unit 3 UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 3 Major 1 – Unit 4 Major 2 – Unit 3 Major 2 – Unit 4
Year 2 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 5 Major 1 – Unit 6 Major 2 – Unit 5 Major 2 – Unit 6
Year 3 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 7 Major 2 – Unit 7 Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: Social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 4
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 8 Major 2 – Unit 8 Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: Social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 5
HUMA320
Major creative project
(Pre: HUMA111 and HUMA247)

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

Diploma in Liberal Studies
80 cp
Duration: 1 year full-time

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $9003 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

International students must meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2018

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer 11 8
Median OP to receive an offer 15 13
Lowest OP to receive an offer 19 15
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer 77 85
Median Rank to receive an offer 67 72
Lowest Rank to receive an offer 60 67
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 92.55 95.85
Median ATAR to receive an offer 65.53 70.40
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 55.25 59.65

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 6 15.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 29 72.50%
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 40 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 10 83.33%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 12 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Applying for admission

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Career paths

  • Arts administration
  • Communications, public relations, film and multi-media
  • Community arts workers
  • Community organisations
  • Creative directors
  • Teaching (with further study)

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Pathways to further study

May be eligible to graduate to postgraduate education programs.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Bachelor of Creative Arts prepares students to fill key creative roles in industries such as the performing arts, communication, music, and new media, drama, visual arts and related fields of education. Students complete major studies in drama, literature, media (Melb), music, or the visual arts and may choose a minor study in communication, creative writing, or in graphic design (Melb only). The Arts Advantage and Community Engagement units are also completed. Students are encouraged to actively engage with the community through the creative arts so that they enter the workforce with documented experience and evidence of their creative capabilities and achievements.

Course duration

3 years full time or equivalent part time.

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 08-Feb-2021 , 19-Jul-2021
Melbourne
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 08-Feb-2021 , 19-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

Diploma in Liberal Studies
80 cp
Duration: 1 year full-time

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

1x 80cp Major and 2x 40cp Minors

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 1 Minor 1 – Unit 1 Minor 2 – Unit 1 Elective – Unit 1
Year 1 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 2 Minor 1 – Unit 2 Minor 2 – Unit 2 UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 3 Minor 1 – Unit 3 Minor 2 – Unit 3 Elective – Unit 2
Year 2 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 4 Major 1 – Unit 5 Minor 2 – Unit 4 Elective – Unit 3
Year 3 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 6 Major 1 – Unit 7 Degree Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: Social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: Placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 3
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 8 Minor 1 – Unit 4 Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: Placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 4
HUMA320
Major creative project
(Pre: HUMA111, HUMA247)

2x 80cp Majors

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 1 Major 2 – Unit 1 Elective – Unit 1 Elective – Unit 2
Year 1 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 2 Major 2 – Unit 2 Elective – Unit 3 UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 3 Major 1 – Unit 4 Major 2 – Unit 3 Major 2 – Unit 4
Year 2 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 5 Major 1 – Unit 6 Major 2 – Unit 5 Major 2 – Unit 6
Year 3 - Semester 1 Major 1 – Unit 7 Major 2 – Unit 7 Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: Social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 4
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Major 1 – Unit 8 Major 2 – Unit 8 Capstone:
HUMA331
Big ideas: Social enterprise and innovation
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
HUMA330
Community engagement: placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
or
Elective – Unit 5
HUMA320
Major creative project
(Pre: HUMA111 and HUMA247)

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2840.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22720.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $68160.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an IELTS overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Career paths

  • Arts administration
  • Communications, public relations, film and multi-media
  • Community arts workers
  • Community organisations
  • Creative directors
  • Teaching (with further study)

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Pathways to further study

May be eligible to graduate to postgraduate education programs.

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