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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 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.

Students from non-English speaking backgrounds may be required to undertake an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum achievement of 6.5 across all bands.

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
Learned Society Accreditiation 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
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 and Torres Strait 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
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