CH72 - Bachelor of Creative Arts

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative course with majors in popular music, contemporary dance, acting, and visual arts. 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 six terms you will master the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the competitive and exciting world of the creative arts.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor 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 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) BCA
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Cairns - 824102
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • CNS - 092913G
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 - 2019

Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2018

Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Please note that the Term 3 intake is only for students with a relevant VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
Cairns

Term 2 - 2017

Cairns

Term 1 - 2017

Cairns
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Cairns
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2018

Cairns

Term 1 - 2018

Cairns

Term 3 - 2017

Please note that the Term 3 intake is only for students with a relevant VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2017

Cairns

Term 1 - 2017

Cairns
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Entrance into the Bachelor of Creative Arts is contingent upon an interview/audition

  • An audition is required for entry into the music, dance or acting majors.
  • An interview and presentation of a portfolio is required for entry into the visual arts major

Auditions and interviews will usually be conducted in person, but may be undertaken remotely in certain circumstances.

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

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must have a score of at least 6.5 across all bands on an IELTS test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application for admission or have successful completion of an AQF Level 7 equivalent qualification in an English speaking country.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CH71 - Associate Degree of Creative Arts CH70 - Diploma of Creative Arts
Exit Awards CH71 - Associate Degree of Creative Arts 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

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 45
2017 18
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 broad range of theatrical styles with confidence, knowledge, and reflective acting practice
  • 3. Work within and undertake research on the creative industries and arts
  • 4. Contextauslie the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries
  • 5. Create artistic product in collaboration with other artists undertaking a leadership role
  • 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 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
Contemporary Dance Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Create, choreograph, market, and produce a contemporary dance performance in an artistic and safe environment
  • 2. Perform safely within contemporary dance
  • 3. Implement theatre technology and stagecraft within a performance context
  • 4. Work within and undertake research on the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas
  • 5. Contextualise the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries
  • 6. Create artistic product in collaboration with other artists undertaking a leadership role.
  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. Plan, create and exhibit contemporary visual artworks
  • 2. Apply the history and theory of the visual arts to your practice
  • 3. Apply critical and creative thinking, ethical practices and self-reflection
  • 4. Work within and undertake research on the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas
  • 5. Contextualise the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries
  • 6. Create artistic product in collaboration with other artists undertaking a leadership role.
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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

- core units totaling 8 units (48 credit points)

PLUS

- one major selected from popular music, contemporary dance, acting, OR visual arts

PLUS

- eight 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
CART13001 Creative Arts Project 2
CART11014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
CART13002 Research and the Creative Arts
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.