Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

Course summary

If you are doing, or have done particularly well in your Bachelor of Creative Arts degree, you should consider an Honours year. This normally involves one additional year of study following the successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree. Your Bachelor of Creative Arts would have introduced you to a wide range of topics, and an Honours project enables you to explore one in much greater depth. Honours research topics are various and negotiable if you are really interested in a topic and want to find answers, you'll be encouraged and supported.

From a potential employer's perspective, whatever your topic, being able to demonstrate an ability to achieve a complex goal, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively and write coherently will be highly regarded.

This degree

The Honours year has two functions at UOW: as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.

Studying Honours is about:

  • Learning research skills, navigation skills and information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks)
  • The opportunity to practise articulating complex ideas orally and in writing. It provides the experience of working closely with a supervisor on a project and in preparing a major project to meet a deadline
  • Experiences in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument or thesis.

Course information

Study area

Creative Arts

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

843

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

006983G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Prospective candidates need to possess a high level of research competency and a strong foundation in theoretical work; they should have a demonstrated ability to focus on a defined topic and to sustain an argument. In general, students who have completed the requirements of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree (or an approved equivalent degree) and achieved at least a distinction average may apply to undertake the Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours degree in their major study area.

Admission to Honours is by recommendation of the relevant Honours Coordinator and approval by the Head of Students of the Faculty, as well as acceptance by an academic supervisor/s in the discipline.

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)

79

18

18

16

16

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,928
Full Course Fee: $23,856

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.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Prospective candidates need to possess a high level of research competency and a strong foundation in theoretical work; they should have a demonstrated ability to focus on a defined topic and to sustain an argument. In general, students who have completed the requirements of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree (or an approved equivalent degree) and achieved at least a distinction average may apply to undertake the Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours degree in their major study area.

Admission to Honours is by recommendation of the relevant Honours Coordinator and approval by the Head of Students of the Faculty, as well as acceptance by an academic supervisor/s in the discipline.

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
31 October in year preceding enrolment

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) will be able to:

  1. Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in the Arts;
  2. Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories;
  3. Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions;
  4. Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

 

Course Structure

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CREA401 Minor Thesis in Creative Arts 24 Annual
CREA402 Creative Arts Presentation 24 Annual

For further information on Awards or Degree Rules, please see the General Course Rules.

Joint Honours

Interested student should contact the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) coordinator to discuss joint study options.

Honours Guide and Code of Practice (Honours)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Guide provides detailed information about the course.

Students are advised to refer to the University of Wollongong web site for access to the Code of Practice – Honours.

Grade of Honours

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University’s General Course Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400 level subjects.

Honours are awarded in the following categories:

  • Class I (WAM 85 to 100%)
  • Class II, Division 1 (WAM 75 to 84%)
  • Class II, Division 2 (WAM 65 to 74%)
  • Class III (WAM 50 to 64%)
  • If the WAM is below 50%, an Honours grade is not awarded.
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 and art spaces, fellow students studying other creative disciplines, our campus and the iconic natural location. Benefit from our facilities and studio-based practice where you are encouraged to carve out your own creative niche. Participate in extracurricular activities, attend exhibitions and pursue collaborative opportunities with other art forms.

Work alongside exceptional artists working in their fields exploring new genres and forms in the creative industries and the impact these have on the changing creative landscape. At UOW you'll learn firsthand how to become a professional practitioner in this expansive sector by immersing yourself in the wider artistic community.

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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