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Bachelor of Arts Honours

Course code C34

This Honours course consists of a fourth year of study for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Arts, Design, Media and Communications or Contemporary Arts. It consists of coursework and the preparation of a thesis.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C34

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley FT PT FT PT
South West FT PT FT PT
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C34

CRICOS code

088412G

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,950

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley FT FT
South West FT FT
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCA5101Research Preparation20
CCA5102Literature Review20
CCA5103 ^Seminar Series20

Note: CCA5110 can be substituted for CCA5103 with the approval of the course coordinator.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCA5204Thesis Preparation 130
CCA5205Thesis Preparation 230

^ Core Option

C34|3

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced discipline knowledge, research methods and technical skills to plan and execute research activities and/or creative outputs as they apply to the arts.
  2. Communicate a persuasive explanation of arts knowledge including a discussion of research results appropriate to the audience in a variety of academic/professional contexts.
  3. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and ethical awareness in a research and/or creative project as they apply to the arts.
  4. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise principles and concepts in arts with intellectual independence to generate new understanding.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,950 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

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Community Service Professional, Diplomat, International Business Consultant, Interpreter, Overseas Aid Worker, Public Servant, Teacher, Tour Guide, International Business Consultant, Government Adviser

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    Claire MartinECU Photomedia graduate

    It wasn't like it was close to where I lived, or that I knew anyone studying here... I just looked, and ECU offered the best course for what I wanted.

    I started out studying Social Work. I was always interested in social and environmental issues, which inform my work. The environment and social justice were my interests – but communications and photomedia – these were the tools.

    My lecturers encouraged me to participate in Foto Freo, a festival that focused on photojournalism. I got some practical experience interning with the festival, and that really was the catalyst for me becoming passionate about documentary style work.

  • "It's a real privilege to be elected to parliament, and I have to pinch myself because I didn't plan to be here"
    Tim Clifford
    Tim Clifford MLCECU Arts graduate

    Back in high school, I didn't want to be a politician – I thought politicians were these elites. My Mum used to work in a bar called The Albany Club, and I would go in there to see her after school and I'd see politicians and business owners. They were the big wigs in town: they made the big decisions and they made more money than us. I just never thought I would end up in parliament. Parliament was up on the hill and I was down here in state housing.

    I chose the degree – and that was a life-changing choice. There are a lot of people who say 'don't do this or that', but it's usually the people who put themselves out who get to where they want eventually. Education is so important, because it offers direction to people. Follow what you like doing, throw yourself into it and be passionate about it – that's the main thing.

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