Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Course summary

This distinctive degree prepares you to be part of the global creative industries in a legal context. The creative sector is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic industries in the world bringing with it a range of legal implications. This double degree combination allows you to study a traditional creative discipline including creative writing, music, theatre, graphic design or visual arts alongside studies in law. Many lawyers find that knowledge of the arts and media is extremely useful in their practice. From something as simple as pursuing two seemingly different passions to a career defending and promoting free press and artistic expression, this double degree offers many exciting career opportunities.

The practical skills you will learn in Law include critical analysis, written and oral communication, legal inquiry, negotiation and advocacy, which are necessary for you to excel in the legal profession. This double degree provides students with a deep understanding of how these skills can be relevant in the arts, entertainment, publishing and broadcasting industries and how intellectual property law, media law and copyright law impact the creative arts sector. You will learn to understand the complexities of production, ownership, curation and entrepreneurship and how you, as a creative professional, fit within this.

In the first year of your Law double degree, your Bachelor of Laws subjects must be completed full-time, except where Faculty approval is given on equity grounds. In the following four years of the degree, students enrol in Law subjects and Arts subjects. Refer to the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Laws for more information about majors, minors and electives available.

Course information

Study area

Law

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1894

ATAR (UAI)

90

IB Score

32-33

Duration

5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. The first year of the LLB program must be studied full-time.

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

094217E

UAC Code

751204

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

6.5

7.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

100

20

22

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

Questions relating to personal record checks for this degree should be referred to the School of Law.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English. 
Recommended Studies: English Advanced.

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent.
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC).
  • Minimum record of attendance equal to one year of study, or 1/3 of a Bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

As per Tertiary/Secondary Studies.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

Questions relating to personal record checks for this degree should be referred to the School of Law.

Workload

Students have a demanding workload when studying Law. They need to set aside considerable time for preparation, research, writing assignments, examination study and practical placement work.

Double degree students will be on campus four to five days per week during Sessions. Timetable clashes may occur when combining subjects from different Faculties.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on 29 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate key issues and practice and its application to different disciplines;
  2. Work independently and collaboratively in response to disciplinary demands;
  3. Critically and reflectively evaluate ideas, concepts and processes;
  4. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce disciplinary work;
  5. Develop and apply a set of relevant critical, professional and technical skills to a specialised area;
  6. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of media;
  7. Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.

Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
  2. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
  3. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Journalism;
  4. 12cp of electives as outlined in the Bachelor of Journalism course handbook listing;
  5. Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.

Note:

  • No more than 90 credit points completed at 100-level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism degree.
  • Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300-level subjects. 

Minor Study Areas

Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which at 12 credit points must be completed at 200-level or higher.

Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.

Honours

Students can do an Honours degree in the Bachelor of Creative Arts. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).

Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.

Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at UOW Honours.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

By completing your law degree at UOW, you are completing an academic qualification that is recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). Further details for NSW students can be found at the Legal Profession Admission Board website.

Why choose this course

A combined UOW Law degree is all about the experience and a multitude of career options. You are supported from day one through a system of small class sizes, and easy access to dedicated teaching staff and a Judge in Residence.

We believe that practical experience is a vital part of your legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete both a legal internship and undertake practical hands-on experience within the engineering industry. At UOW you will cultivate the skills needed to succeed and innovate in some of the most competitive industries of the future.

Career opportunities
  • Barrister
  • Commercial Lawyer
  • Criminal Defence Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Government Lawyer
  • In-House Legal Adviser
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Legal Consultant
  • Magistrate
  • Media Lawyer
  • Policy Adviser
  • Politician
  • Prosecutor
  • Research Officer
  • Solicitor in Private Practice or a Community Legal Centre
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