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Bachelor of Arts (South West)

Course code Y40

This course provides an excellent framework in which to study a range of disciplines, enabling students to harness and refine their creative passions in the arts.

Students will cultivate a skill set which encompasses creative arts, strong research capabilities and diverse writing abilities. The opportunity of work placements in the thriving regional creative industries is also available, which will assist with the smooth transition from study to the work place.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y40

Fees

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

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley
South West FT PT FT PT
Online FT PT FT PT
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

Y40

CRICOS code

087678A

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,000

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley
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.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at South West or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at South West or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at South West or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at South West or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at South West

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Core unit set and 2 Foundation units. This will be supported by the selection of a Major and a supplementary program. The supplementary program will comprise of: 8 Elective units; or two 4-unit Minors; or a 4-unit Minor plus 4 Elective units; or a second 8-unit Major from the Bachelor of Arts, or from elsewhere within or outside the school. Note: No more than 10 units studied should be at a first-year level.

Year 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCI1103Region and Culture15
RPS1100Communication for the Professions15
Core Unitx 2 Foundation Unit30
Unit from Supplementary Programx 460
Year 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCC2101Pre-Modernism15
CCC2106Modernism15
Unit from Majorx 460
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Year 3
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RPS3110Applied Research Methods15
RPS3111Research Project15
Unit from Majorx 460
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Foundation Units
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select the 2 units specific to the chosen Major:
CCC1101 ^Texts and Meanings15
SWK1102 ^Philosophy, Knowledge and Ethics15
WRT1103 ^Creativity and Writing15

Note: Students undertaking two Majors should consult the Course Coordinator at the commencement of their course to arrange a study plan. Students wishing to undertake online study should contact the Course Coordinator to arrange a study plan.

^ Core Option

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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.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge of cultural history and its influence on the present with awareness of indigenous and other cultures.
  2. Recognise the importance of regional arts and identity, the meaning and value of arts in a sustainable community.
  3. Justify the value of interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration across arts disciplines.
  4. Initiate well considered research, plan and develop ideas, concepts and processes through critical thinking, creative and reflexive practice using library information literacy.
  5. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences.
  6. Work independently to realise projects with confidence, demonstrating judgement in solving problems that arise.
  7. Generate new ideas and / or creative works with demonstrated awareness of regional and global arts contexts through reflexive and critical thinking.

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 $30,000 *

* 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

WA's South West has a burgeoning creative industry sector. Graduating students work in regional arts organisations or continue study to be teachers or researchers. They work in media, education and industry in communications, pursue their creative arts practice or work on community projects.

Possible future job titles

Artist, Cultural Development Officer, Arts Administrator, Author, Journalist, Publisher, Researcher, Communications Officer, Marketing Officer, Biographer

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

"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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