CA10 - Bachelor of Arts

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Overview

Course Overview

The aim of the Bachelor of Arts is to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and the arts disciplines. The Bachelor of Arts offers you a broad and flexible education base with a number of disciplines to choose from. You will experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. You will think deeply in the areas of humanities and the arts and you will take steps to prepare yourself for the world of work. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will learn to apply these skills to a range of future employment opportunities and life situations.

Career Information

The skills and knowledge which students acquire from undertaking the Bachelor of Arts are transferrable across a wide range of industries and professions. The life-long skills include: creative thinking, critical reading, critical thinking, effective writing and communication skills, developing clear and cogent arguments, research, data analysis, understanding intercultural relationships, social justice, cultural heritage and environmental planning. These generic skill sets from the BA are regarded highly by Graduate Recruitment Companies who recruit university graduates for government departments and various large companies, and by Employers in general. There are a wide variety of job types that BA graduates move into. Some of the more common career options are: government agencies, administration, publishing houses, environmental planning and management, media, journalism, libraries, museums, galleries, not-for-profit organisations, private companies, teaching, town councils, disability services, community sector organisations, youth worker and universities.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BArts(Major)
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

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Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

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Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

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Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

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Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

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Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

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Distance
Rockhampton
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 60 | ATAR 60
Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no ore than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

There are no implications for students in regard to security requirements.

Health Requirements

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Exit Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN13004 - This work-integrated learning will involve a placement in an organisation loosely related to one of the BA discipline majors. For example, a work placement in a museum.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 89
2020 151
2019 151
2018 121
2017 173
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in the academic and humanities and social science context.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours appropriate for various humanities and social science experiences.
  • Processing constructive feedback or criticism from a supervisor/lecturer and responding with appropriate behaviour.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the policies and practices of professional organisations which regulate such issues as copyright, plagiarism, liable and fair use laws in relation to humanities and social science disciplines.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group, professional context or workplace.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, and a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, and in your nominated humanities and social science disciplines.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation, and referencing to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing the required information in a logical and legible report or other written format that clearly communicates the intended message, and do so in a timely manner that meets professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets humanities and social science practice requirements.
  • Competently using a Desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Having sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the online learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums and/or accessing, reading and responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate humanities and social science knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in humanities and social science practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in humanities and social science projects and practices.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear humanities and social science documentation.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course.
  • Reflecting on personal situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Identifying when an issue or circumstance arises that could affect your objectivity or professional judgement, and be able to take an appropriate course of actions.
  • Identifying when your own experiences may potentially negatively influence your objectivity or professional judgement.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Creative Writing Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
English and Cultural Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Geography Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
History and Politics Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Journalism Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Liberal Arts Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Public Relations Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Theatre Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Visual Arts Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply critical and analytical thinking in order to explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, evaluate possible solutions, adapt and apply the knowledge gained
  • 3. Demonstrate research skills appropriate to the arts discipline
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively with academic integrity
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate oral and written formats
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Digital Storytelling Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Discovering Theatre Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Environmental Management Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Essential Geography Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Arts Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Literary Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Strategic Communication Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Visual Art Practices Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Working with the Media Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
World History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Writing Stories Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 24 Total credit points: 144

Course Structure:

To satisfy the requirements of the award, you must complete 24 units (144 units of credit) as outlined below:

4 core units (listed below):

  • BUSN11016 Introduction to Study and Professional Practice 
  • COMM11108 Communicating for Social Change
  • SUST11001 The Changing World and Sustainability
  • BUSN13004 Professional Business Practice and Experience

2 majors totalling 16 units (from those listed below):

  • Creative Writing
  • English and Cultural Studies
  • Geography
  • History and Politics
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Arts.

PLUS 1 minor totalling 4 units (from those listed below):

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Discovering Theatre
  • Environmental Management
  • Essential Geography
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literary Studies
  • Strategic Communication
  • Visual Art Practices
  • Working with the Media
  • World History
  • Writing Stories.

NOTE: No more than twelve Level 1 units out of the 24 units may be credited toward the degree.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN11016 Introduction to Study and Professional Practice
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11108 Communicating for Social Change
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SUST11001 The Changing World and Sustainability
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN13004 Professional Practice and Experience
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Creative Writing Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 48

A unique feature of the Creative Writing major is that it provides you with the chance to write a sustained creative writing dissertation of any genre over the course of your final year. This feature makes the Creative Writing major an invaluable pathway for those students interested in the Master of Letters course where, as a prospective student, you could acquire some credit. 

Do you have a passion for writing? Are you a budding poet or writer? Do you love writing short stories and poems? Our Creative Writing major offers you the chance to develop the skills and knowledge you'll need as a writer in the digital age. You will develop a tool kit of writing styles and genres, including traditional fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scriptwriting, as well as experimental and hybrid genres such as speculative fiction, flash fiction, lyric essays, docufiction, and concrete poetry, among others. This major also encourages you to explore the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the creative writer in creating 'born digital' works.


A standout feature of the Creative Writing major is that it provides you with the chance to write a sustained creative writing dissertation of any genre in your final year. This feature makes the Creative Writing major an invaluable pathway into the Master of Letters where, as a prospective Master of Letters student, you could acquire some credit.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Beginning Creative Writing
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT13013 Writing Project
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT13014 Creative Writing Artefact
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT28001 Creative Writing Exegesis
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

English and Cultural Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The English and Cultural Studies major brings together two distinct but complementary disciplinary approaches: literary studies, where literature is read for its own sake and for the values it reveals in stories, poems and plays about our lived and imaginary experiences; and cultural studies, where ideas and concepts derived from a broad study of culture are explored through a variety of texts including film, media, television, advertising and the like. You will be able to demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills while applying critical thinking and advanced modes of textual analysis to a broad range of texts, genres and media. You will communicate using cogent, discipline-based and context-relevant research and participate, both self-reflexively and ethically, in discipline critical debates.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11056 Introduction to Literature
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11043 The Short Story
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19056 Shakespeare Today
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19051 Literary Theory
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CULT19015 Explorations in the Gothic
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Geography major offers a diverse set of units in geography, the environment and related discipline areas such as Geographic Information Systems. You will be exposed to an integrated humanities approach that provides excellent foundational discipline knowledge as well as industry-specific knowledge and skills. You will explore contemporary human geography and environmental issues that will improve approaches to managing the environment. You will develop a unique set of knowledge and skills that are useful in a wide range of careers.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG11023 Physical Geography of Australia
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOH11001 Introduction to Human Geography
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG12020 Australian Weather and Climate
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG19029 Applied Demography
GEOG12021 Remote Sensing of Environment
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19022 Climate Change: Risk and Assessments
GEOG13013 Sustainable Regions and Cities
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

History and Politics Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

History is both the study of the human past and a method of enquiry that allows us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. It requires the sophisticated use of evidence and argumentation to explain continuity and change over time. The skill sets that you can develop from studying history includes the ability to identify, analyse, contextualise and synthesise information, to interpret and evaluate evidence and scholarly sources, usually with the objective of explaining the causes of the complex historical events that shape our own unique experience.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Dawn of Humanity: An Introduction to World History
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19031 Australia on the World Stage: History and Politics
HIST19029 Modern Japan
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Journalism major will prepare you for a career in journalism and/or media relations. You will be introduced to journalism within the broader contextual framework of media industries, and will engage in debates about journalistic practice. You will learn to write news and narrative in a range of journalism genres, employing the associated requirements of research and analysis. You will apply legal and ethical frameworks associated with journalistic practice.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR11005 Introduction to Journalism
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11007 Media Writing
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR12040 Narrative Journalism
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12033 Speech and Script
JOUR12039 News Writing and Reporting
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR13001 Public Relations and the Media
COMM13110 Journalism Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Liberal Arts Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

If you select units from the English and Cultural Studies major; Geography major; History and Politics major; and/or from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies minor for the Liberal Arts major, then you cannot take the English and Cultural Studies major; Geography major; History and Politics major; nor the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Essential Geography, Literary Studies and World History minors.

Liberal Arts provides you with an opportunity to design your own major by selecting 8 units (48 units of credit), including no less than four advanced level (Level 2 and 3) units, from the following majors and minors: English and Cultural Studies; Geography; History and Politics; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. This will allow you the flexibility to pursue a study stream that suits your interests. You must meet the usual pre-requisites and co-requisites for these units.

It is possible to select the Liberal Arts major if you want to transfer credit from another course to the Bachelor of Arts, provided you meet the CQUniversity requirements and are approved for transfer of credit.

You will require the approval of the Head of Course to enrol in the Liberal Arts major, as well as approval for the choice of units to be included in this major. Please seek advice from the Course Advice Team in the first instance if you want to undertake the Liberal Arts major.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Public Relations Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Organisations depend on communication professionals to devise and implement strategies to create and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders. Public Relations roles are diverse. You may be employed in the areas of employee relations, reputation and crisis management, media, content management, event management, communication strategy, and product development, as examples. Public Relations professionals work in community, non-profit, government and corporate sectors. In this major, you will learn to communicate effectively within an organisational environment. You will work on real-world scenarios and with real clients.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11110 Introduction to Public Relations
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11112 The Internet Never Lies?: Social Media and Society
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12018 Advanced Public Relations
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12016 Media Industries
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12022 Communication and Global Technologies
COMM13111 Public Relations Project
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM20110 Crisis Communication
COMM28001 Globalising Social Capital
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Theatre Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Theatre Studies major involves the study of theatre through the ages. Study areas include medieval theatre, commedia dell'arte, Shakespeare and modernism as well as a range of contemporary Australian and international theatre plays and practice. You will learn about traditions and methods while developing your own creative practice and understanding of the power of theatre. The skills sets that you can develop from Theatre Studies include the ability to identify, analyse, contextualise and synthesise the dramatic form within its time-specific context.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11125 Theatre: Stage, Screen and Musicals
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11126 Origins of Theatre
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12124 Australian Theatre: Stage and Screen
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12125 Comedy and Theatre
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12126 Elizabethan Drama: Johnson, Marlowe and Shakespeare
THTR13128 Theatre for Social Change: Brecht, Boal and Artaud
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR13129 Theatrical Realism: Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov
THTR13130 Post-modern Theatre
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Creating visual art enables self-expression and self-exploration, but it also has an important social function. As crafted acts of public communication, visual artworks help us all to understand ourselves and our relationship with the world. Contemporary visual art practices are often motivated by forms of social engagement. Through studying the visual arts, you will learn to shape creative thinking skills into a unique process to create engaging and relevant artworks for public display. You will also hone your critical thinking skills to analyse how culture impacts us as individuals, whilst developing skills to professionally interact with arts infrastructure.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART11016 Modernism and the New
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART11017 Visual Art Materials and Processes
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART12011 Semiotics and Design for Visual Artists
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART12010 Visual Arts Studio Investigation
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART12009 Contemporary Visual Art Practices
CART13009 Visual Arts Studio Refinement
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART13011 Drawing Practices for Visual Artists
CART13010 Visual Arts Studio: Exhibition Protocols and Procedures.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

In this minor, you will engage with colonialism taking you into the national context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and perspectives in interface with non-Indigenous power and authority. You are enabled to make connections to the international global and colonial context. You will develop skill sets to critically investigate, argue and interpret issues around identity, nationalism and power, and to question issues and approaches that purport to be about ‘reconciliation’. You develop into a critical and ethical thinker enabled to be a transformative citizen skilled in the struggle for social justice.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG11015 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Digital Storytelling Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Digital Storytelling minor needs to be studied over two successive years.

Year 1
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio (no prereq)
MMST11003 Visual Design Fundamentals (no prereq)

Year 2
DGTL12014 Documentary Filmmaking (prereq MMST11009)
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling (prereq MMST11009)

The initial units of study in this minor introduce you to fundamental skills in visual design and digital video production. Subsequent units cover narrative and documentary film-making techniques. By engaging with activities that integrate practical skills and conceptual understanding, you will learn how to produce visual content for a range of contexts within the digital media industries.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST11003 Visual Design Fundamentals
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DGTL12014 Documentary Filmmaking
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Discovering Theatre Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Theatre Studies major.


The Discovering Theatre minor provides a broad scope exploration of theatre connected to the contemporary context. Study areas include musical theatre and Australian drama. Additionally, there is an exploration of the origins of theatre through a study of ancient drama. The minor is rounded out with a study of comedy in theatre looking at its evolution in contemporary forms of theatre. You will learn about the traditions and methods of styles of theatre and develop an understanding of the power of theatre.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11125 Theatre: Stage, Screen and Musicals
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR11126 Origins of Theatre
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12124 Australian Theatre: Stage and Screen
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
THTR12125 Comedy and Theatre
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Environmental Management Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Environmental Management minor provides you with employable skills. You will learn the big picture around why an organisation needs an environmental conscience. You will debate the key issues of the Anthropocene and the international context to Australian Government environmental legislation. You will then go on and develop essential skills to help any organisation live up to its environmental license to operate – finding your way around environmental policy, environmental management systems and impact assessment.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST11001 Development and Environmental Policy
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVR11011 Modern Environmental Issues
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19020 Environmental Management Systems
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19007 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Essential Geography Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Geography major.

The heart of geography is earth system exploration at the intersection of place, space and people. With geography, you ponder this new age of the Anthropocene and how population impacts the circulatory systems of the earth that make life possible. The Essential Geography minor provides you with the context for critical thinking wherever employment opportunities take you. You will gain an appreciation of key questions for urban environments, rural landscapes and natural hazards within the architecture of the earth system.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG11023 Physical Geography of Australia
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOH11001 Introduction to Human Geography
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG12020 Australian Weather and Climate
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Liberal Arts Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

It is possible to select the Liberal Arts minor if you want to transfer credit from another course to the Bachelor of Arts, or to transfer credit for units studied as part of an international study experience, provided you meet the CQUniversity requirements and are approved for this transfer of credit.

You will require the approval of the Head of Course to enrol in the Liberal Arts minor, as well as approval for the choice of units to be included in this minor.

Please seek advice from the Course Advice Team in the first instance if you want to undertake the Liberal Arts minor.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Literary Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the English and Cultural Studies major.

The Literary Studies minor provides you with an opportunity to explore a selection of literature for the ideas explored, and the values revealed about our lived and imaginary experiences. You will be introduced to discipline critical debates. You will develop advanced reading skills by writing about what you are reading. And you will learn how to analyse texts across a range of genres.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11056 Introduction to Literature
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11043 The Short Story
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19056 Shakespeare Today
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Strategic Communication Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Public Relations major.

Strategic Communication is about using communication techniques with purpose. This minor shows you how to craft a message for a specific audience to ensure the message is received as intended and can be acted upon. Techniques in this minor are drawn from the public relations discipline and combined with fundamental writing skills.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11110 Introduction to Public Relations
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11112 The Internet Never Lies?: Social Media and Society
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12022 Communication and Global Technologies
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM20110 Crisis Communication
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Visual Art Practices Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Visual Arts major.

Creating visual art enables self-expression and self-exploration, but it also has an important social function. As crafted acts of public communication, visual artworks help us all to understand ourselves and our relationship with the world. Through studying the Visual Art Practices minor, you will learn a combination of traditional skills and contemporary ways of thinking relevant to the design and manufacture of contemporary visual artworks. In this minor, you will work in a studio, think critically and engage creative processes to develop a portfolio of your own contemporary artworks.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART11016 Modernism and the New
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART11017 Visual Art Materials and Processes
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART12009 Contemporary Visual Art Practices
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART12010 Visual Arts Studio Investigation
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Working with the Media Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Journalism major.

This minor will introduce you to the world of media, from traditional journalists who may write a story in a newspaper, to the role of the citizen journalist posting footage from their mobile device to social media. You will learn about how the media operate, what they want and what makes the news. This minor will prepare you to be at the receiving end of a media inquiry, as well as how to create your own news articles for publication.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR11005 Introduction to Journalism
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11007 Media Writing
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR12040 Narrative Journalism
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

World History Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the History and Politics major.

The World History minor uses the survey history approach to introduce you to some world histories, including ancient, medieval, modern and the twentieth-century eras. You will explore the major transformations of our past to gain knowledge of what motivated these changes. You will gain skills in using historical evidence to articulate well rounded and convincing arguments for key questions. This minor also includes a unit on Australia's environmental history, where you will explore the nexus between the human world and the physical environment and look at changes over time.  

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Dawn of Humanity: An Introduction to World History
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
  3. Complete 1 minor

Writing Stories Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Creative Writing major.

Calling all storytellers .... we want you! In the Writing Stories minor, you will develop and refine your skills in writing engaging works for different audiences and markets. You will learn to think critically about writing and be able to produce narratives in fiction and non-fiction. The Writing Stories minor also offers you the chance to practice the art of telling compelling tales by experimenting with various forms and genres.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Beginning Creative Writing
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT13013 Writing Project
More Details

Recommended Study Schedule

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For Course Planners please refer to: https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles/first-year-planners

 

Students can get assistance with the preparation of their study schedule by contacting the Course Advice Team by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.

Language Major (Regional Universities Network (RUN) - Cross institutional arrangement)

Languages available under the RUN initiative include Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Spanish and classical languages and are offered through the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the University of New England (UNE).

Language

Cross-institutional units

Host university

Classical Languages

CLLA101 (Introduction to Classical Languages), 102 (Classical Languages through Reading), 201 (Intermediate Classical Languages), 202 (Intermediate Classical Texts), 301 (Advanced Classical Languages), 302 (Advanced Classical Texts), and 304 (Classical Verse Texts)

UNE

Japanese

JAPN101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 (Japanese Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 311 and 312 (Written Japanese 4A and 4B), and 325 (Japanese Culture through Anime, Manga and Music)

UNE

Chinese

CHIN101, 102, 201, 202, 304 (Chinese Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 3A), 211 (Chinese Calligraphy), 305 (Intermediate Chinese: Listening), 310 (Advanced Chinese 1: Writing), 320 (Advanced Chinese 2: Translation), 330 (Advanced Chinese 3: Tradition and Modernity)

UNE

Chinese

LAC1001 (Language Survival Skills), 1002 (Language, Peoples and Places), 2001 (Language, Culture and Custom) and 2002 (Language, History and Identity), 3001 (Language & Contemporary World), 3002 (Language & Culture - Special Project), and 3003 (Language & Culture - Special Project A)

USQ

French

FREN101, 102, 201, 202, 301 and 302 (French Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 204 and 205 (French Language through Culture 2 and 1), 303 and 304 (French Translation 1 and 2), 306 (Women in French Texts) 

UNE

German

GRMN101, 102, 201, 202, 307 and 308 (German Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3C and 3D), 301 and 302 (Professional German 3A and 3B), 303 (Contemporary Short Stories), and GRMN304 (Contemporary German Film)

UNE

German

LAC1001 (Language Survival Skills), 1002 (Language, Peoples and Places), 2001 (Language, Culture and Custom) and 2002 (Language, History and Identity), 3001 (Language & Contemporary World), 3002 (Language & Culture - Special Project), and 3003 (Language & Culture - Special Project A)

USQ

Indonesian

INDN101, 102, 201, 202, 301 and 302 (Indonesian Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 211, 212, 311 and 312 (Indonesian In-Country Study A, B, C and D), 315 (Contemporary Indonesian Culture), 330 (A History of Indonesian and its Role in Society), and 331 (Reading Islamic Texts: State, Religion and Conflicts)

UNE

Italian

ITAL101, 102, 201, 202, 301 and 302 (Italian Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 203 (Introduction to Modern Italian Literature and Culture), 304 (Modern Italian Novel), 307 (19th Century Italian Literature), and 309 (Italian Renaissance Literature)

UNE

Spanish

SPAN101 and 102 (Introductory Spanish Language 1 and 2), 201 and 202 (Intermediate Spanish 1 and 2), 203 (The Sound of Spanish: Diction, Dialects and Diversity), 301 (Advanced Spanish Language), 302, (Talking Cine: Spanish Conversation on Film), 303 (Travellers Tales: The Invention of Latin America), 304 (Theory and Practice of Translation), 305 (Latin American Voices), 306 (Latin American Rhythms and Politics: From Tango to Rock)

UNE

If you are interested in completing one of the above Languages as part of your course please contact the Course Advice Team via email spc@cqu.edu.au for approval.

Unit availability

Students should note that although Level 1 units are offered every year, Advanced Level units may only be offered in alternate years. Students should check unit availability by clicking on the hyperlinked unit codes of their choices.

Please note: Students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. Please check the Handbook for term offerings and pre-requisite requirements as they may change from year to year http://handbook.cqu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Students will be assessed for credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate the CQU units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course, have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall course.

Please note that study undertaken more than 10 years ago is not normally considered unless the applicant can supply certified documents showing that they have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for credit at tertiary level. 

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/credit-transfer-and-rpl/credit-transfers for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Exit Awards

Students may, upon the completion of eight (8) units (48 credit points), exit the Bachelor of Arts with a Diploma of Arts. For further information or to request the exit award please contact the Course Advice Team by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.

Computing Requirements

Students who enrol in this course require access to a computer with an internet connection. Hardware and software requirements vary for individual units within the course. On-campus students may use the computer hardware, software and production equipment that is available at their local campus.