Course Information

Bachelor of Arts

Effective from 01-JAN-2020 : Code W33

The Bachelor of Arts enables students to pursue their passion and career goals simultaneously with a choice of focused majors. Students will engage in in depth inquiry and creative responses to make a positive impact in society. There is an opportunity to explore cross-disciplinary studies to enhance skills and interests, in areas that cover historical, critical, political, theoretical and creative practices which underpin our global cultures and industries. This multi-skilled approach is essential in contextualising and applying knowledge and experience in a range of career possibilities. Arts graduates are highly employable because they have strong critical and analytical skills and are adaptable in the workplace. Art graduates can think critically and apply creative thinking to a wide range of scenarios and employment opportunities.

Disclaimer

This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester. In particular please check the course requirements and the unit and unit set offerings, as these differ according to course delivery location.

Clinical or professional work placement Option

In the core unit SAH3200 Industry and Community (which is mandatory for all those who enrol in the Bachelor of Arts), students will produce work in the form of presentation, performance, exhibition, strategic report or research project that will be driven and assessed by a community and/or industry representative. Projects can also be carried out in teams and be based on an industry/community problem. The unit requires students to engage in authentic project management process as they develop their project, analysing needs and appropriate methods, developing design and implementation plans and critically evaluating results, establishing clear metrics and responding to criteria. Students also have the option to undertake the unit CCA3104 Professional Placement, as an elective, which provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace internship.

Application process

Students should initially consult with their Course Coordinator at the commencement of their third year regarding Work Integrated Learning processes, timelines and requirements.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations in Arts disciplines.
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Arts knowledge.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions/responses.
  4. Use digital technologies and Arts related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  5. Communicate Arts disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

English Language requirement (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs as defined in the Admissions Policy.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 3 Years
  • Part Time: 6 Years

Course Delivery

  • Mount Lawley: Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Paul Gerard UHLMANN

Course Structure

Students will be required to complete eight core units (120 credit points):

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100Communicating Ideas15
SAH1150Creativity15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1200Media and Culture15
SAH1250Storytelling and Meaning15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2110Identity15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2200Audience Perception and Experience15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3100Personal and Professional Planning15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3200Industry and Community 15

Students are also required to complete an eight unit major (120 credit points) from within the Bachelor of Arts: Creative and Professional Writing, English, Historical and Political Studies, or Visual Arts.

Students are required to complete a further eight units (120 credit points) in the form of an eight unit major, minor(s), and/or elective units. These may be selected from anywhere within the university. Generally, units in this course should be completed in year sequence (e.g. all first-year units should be completed before proceeding to second-year units).

Unit sets that can be studied as part of this course


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

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