The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) requires 1 year of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Applicants must normally hold a Bachelor of Creative Arts or equivalent, or have completed another qualification which the Dean (Education) agrees is equivalent, may be accepted for admission to an honours program. Applicants must also have achieved an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 or above in this course and have achieved a Distinction grade or better in at least 9 units of upper level core topics or equivalent in the relevant specialisation.
The Honours degree in Creative Arts aims to provide students with advanced creative, conceptual and technical skills and knowledge to enable them to produce and promote original creative work in their specific field, to instil high-level knowledge of the processes involved in producing creative work and the opportunity to implement these processes in their specific field, to develop research skills and knowledge to undertake research and artistic projects, and to extend knowledge about career pathways in the creative industries.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to:
- apply the advanced creative, cognitive and technical skills required by professional practitioners in the creative industries to produce and promote original creative work;
- effectively deploy high-level knowledge of the processes involved in producing creative work;
- review, analyse and critically evaluate ideas, methodologies and theories, and set and solve research problems which includes interpreting and applying ethical considerations of research and artistic activity in the creative industries;
- work collaboratively with a range of professionals and participate effectively in a creative team;
- independently design, plan and execute research activities and artistic projects;
- appraise employment structures in their chosen field and identify some of the employment opportunities available in the creative industries.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Program: Creative Writing, Dance, Digital Media, Drama Performance, Enterprise, Fashion, Screen, Visual Arts, Visual Effects and Entertainment Design
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 units comprising:
CREA7001 Exegesis (4.5 units)**
CREA7100 Understanding Research Methods in the Creative Arts (4.5 units)*
HASS7001 Research Communication in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HASS7010A Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010B Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010C Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010D Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Plus 4.5 units from the following topics
CREA7002 Professional Practice for the Creative Arts (4.5 units)
ENGL7702 Reading Literature, Reading the World (4.5 units)
HASS7000 Industry or Community Placement in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HASS7002 Honours Special Project in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HIST7056 Critical Theory: Past and Present (4.5 units)
HIST7057 Making History: Current Directions in Historiography (4.5 units)
PHIL7340 Creativity and the Imagination (4.5 units)
SOCI7012 Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (4.5 units)
SOCI7031 Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
Or up to 4.5 units of honours appropriate topics with the approval of the Honours co-ordinator
*With Honours co-ordinator approval students can replace CREA7100 Understanding Research Methods in the Creative Arts with HASS7003 Understanding Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
**Students undertaking the Program in Enterprise with the approval of the Honours co-ordinator may substitute CREA7001 Exegesis with an additional option topic from the list if not undertaking a creative artefact as part of their honours thesis