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CH71 - Associate Degree of Creative Arts

Overview

Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative course with majors in popular music, contemporary dance or acting. Your studies will combine discipline-specific skills with insider understanding of the creative industries. You will develop and polish performance skills through practical studios, industry seminars, theory studies, personal reflection and hands-on educational opportunities. Over four terms you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the competitive and exciting world of the creative arts.

Career Information

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Creative Arts could pursue career opportunities within their specific disciplines of music production, acting or dance or more broadly within the creative and cultural resources sector that includes arts administration, tourism, festivals and events.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
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) ADCA
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
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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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

An audition is required for entry into the majors of music, dance or acting. Auditions will usually be conducted in person, but may be undertaken remotely in certain circumstances.

Applicants should have achieved English (4, SA) or equivalent.


Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CH70 - Diploma of Creative Arts
Exit Awards CH70 - Diploma of Creative Arts
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 30
Second year 33
Third Year 36
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 academic, creative and professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours appropriate to creative and professional performance and be positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from a supervisor/lecturer or professional arts/creative industries professional.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with other creative and professional individuals in the professional creative arts/creative industries environment.
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 creative arts practice and the creative industries.
  • 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 your nominated creative arts/creative industries art form/s to communicate with an audience both inside and outside of the university.
  • Using 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.
  • Competently and appropriately constructing 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 creative arts/creative industries practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate creative arts, creative industries and other knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in creative arts/creative industries practice.
  • Producing 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 creative arts/creative industries projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear creative arts/creative industries documentation in order to progress your creative arts/creative industries career.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Safely performing in a variety of creative and performing arts contexts including on stage as a performer, off stage as part of the technical support team.
  • Working in a team-based performing arts environment where verbal and non-verbal communication are essential to realisation of a wide range of creative arts performances and practices.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course.
  • Visual arts students will be able to perceive colours, tones, textures and depth.
  • Visual arts students will be able to create a range of visual designs and artworks relevant to this course.
  • Visual arts students will have sufficient tactile ability to complete a range of visual arts activities relevant to this course.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in sustained and intensive rehearsals and performances involving creative and performing arts skills that may occur in time-frames outside normal working hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Actively participating in intensive rehearsals and performances involving creative and performing arts skills with sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Performing with the required physical and mental energy and endurance in the learning activities of the course, as well as during set time-frames during intensive rehearsal and performance periods.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Using a variety of gross motor skills in various creative and performing arts performance activities.
  • Demonstrating and performing a variety of gross motor skills in a range of creative and performing arts activities consistently in a safe manner to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
  • Using a variety of fine motor skills in various creative and performing arts activities.
  • Demonstrating and performing a variety of fine motor skills in various creative and performing arts activities consistently in a safe manner to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Acting Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Describe fundamental acting theory and dramaturgy of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • 2. Work safely across a range of theatrical styles with confidence and knowledge
  • 3. Work within the creative industries and arts
  • 4. Contextualise the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries
  • 5. Create artistic product in collaboration with other artists
  • 6. Implement theatre technology and stagecraft within a performance context.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Contemporary Dance Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Create and choreograph a contemporary dance performance in an artistic and safe environment
  • 2. Safely perform contemporary dance
  • 3. Implement theatre technology and stagecraft within a performance context
  • 4. Work within the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas
  • 5. Contextualise the process and place of contemporary and traditional indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries
  • 6. Create artistic products in collaboration with other artists.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

To satisfy the requirements of the award, you must complete 16 units (96 credit points) as outlined below:

- core units totalling 6 units (36 credit points)

PLUS

- one major selected from Popular Music, Contemporary Dance OR Acting

PLUS

- four units chosen from any undergraduate course at CQUniversity

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CART12001 The Business of the Arts
CART11001 The Creative Industries
CART11002 Creative Pioneers
COMM11003 Communication in Professional Contexts
CART12002 Creative Arts Project 1
CART11014 Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander Arts
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.