Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar)

Course summary

If you are a high-achieving and motivated student, the Dean's Scholar program will give you an enriched educational experience. Dean’s scholars are supported by a member of academic staff to advise you on matters concerned with your degree, as well as an annual textbook/resource allowance, and designated study space.

This degree prepares you to become part of the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.  In Australia, over 600,000 people create a living from working in film, television and radio as well as pod and webcasting; writing and editing; recording and performing; advertising and marketing; visual arts, design and architecture; as well as in museums, galleries, theatres and arts organisations.  A degree in Creative Arts equips you with a sound knowledge of contemporary arts, arts theory and history within Australia and the broader, international context, encouraging you to reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues.

What you will study
The Bachelor of Creative Arts involves the study of theory and practice-based work in the following major study areas: Creative Writing, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Arts and Design.

We encourage you to undertake a minor study in order to add a multi-disciplinary aspect to your degree that broadens your career opportunities. Possibilities include but are not restricted to Creative Writing, Theatre, Music, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Photography, English Literature or Languages.

Course information

Study area

Creative Arts

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

840_2

ATAR-SR

93

IB Score

35

Duration

3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

081897E

UAC Code

754610

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 93 or an IB of 35. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

FEES

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.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive.
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. Assessment of eligibility may also involve participation in an interview process.


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

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

12

12

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 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.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,704 (2020)

$82,224 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close
Applications are not accepted for this course; eligible candidates will be identified by an internal selection process.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate a sound knowledge of contemporary arts, arts theory and history within Australia and in an international context.
2 Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice.
3 Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise works, artefacts and forms of creative expression.
4 Interpret communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences.
5 Work independently and collaboratively in the Creative Arts in response to project demands.
6 Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in the Creative Arts.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree, the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar), a candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprised of:

  1. Five subjects (30 credit points) from the the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean’s Scholar) core, outlined in the below schedule;
  2. At least one of the four majors in this degree:
    - Creative Writing (72 credit points)
    - Music (72 credit points)
    - Visual Arts (72 credit points)
    - Visual Arts and Design (96 credit points)
  3. Electives to bring the total number of credit points completed to 144;
  4. No more than 60 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Creative Arts degree;
  5. Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300-level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar).
  6. Dean's Scholar students must maintain an average mark of 75% in each year of study to remain in the program.
     
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core:
CACS103 Cultural Knowledges 6
LHA 102 Dean's Scholars Seminar 6
CACS200 Creative Communities 6
CACS300 Critical Thinking 6
CACS332 Dean's Scholar Contemporary Theory and Research Practice  6

Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject. 

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Majors 

Students studying this degree will complete one of the following majors:

Creative Writing (72 credit points)
Music (72 credit points)
Visual Arts (72 credit points)
Visual Arts and Design (96 credit points)

Minors

As part of their elective subjects, students are encouraged to undertake a Minor Study in order to add a multi-disciplinary aspect to their Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar) Degree.

Each minor study comprises 24 credit points. Creative Arts offers minor studies in the following areas:

- Art History
- Creative Production
- Creative Writing
- Graphic Design
- Media Arts
- Music
- Photography
- Technical Theatre
- Theatre
- Visual Arts

Students may not undertake a Major and Minor Study in the same discipline (for example, students cannot take both a major and a minor in Creative Writing).

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2020 General Schedule of Minors page.

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

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Studying Creative Arts at UOW enables you to get the right balance of practical and theoretical subjects and design your own degree to meet your career aspirations. Be inspired by our purpose-built labs, the campus, your fellow students and the experienced practising artists teaching you. 

Benefit from our facilities and studios and let in-depth discussions help you learn how to make your mark with a competitive commercial edge. Learn alongside experts working in their fields, exploring themes in the creative industries that are impacting the changing creative landscape and helping drive the digital economy.

 

Career opportunities
  • Copywriter
  • Novelist
  • Feature Writer
  • Screen Writer
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Fine Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Musician
  • Actor
  • Theatre Performer
  • Theatre Director
  • Dancer
  • Curator
  • Museum Manager
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Digital Game Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Film And Television Producer
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