Course Information

Bachelor of Arts

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : 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.


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.

Internship Option

Students may undertake an internship within the arts industry or a related field in their area of study. These may include internship in art galleries, with publishers, newspapers, libraries, designers and community arts projects.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

Admission requirements

Academic standard for the following admission pathways:

  • ATAR
  • Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma
  • Experienced Based Entry (where accepted)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course

Course Duration

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

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Donna Jean MAZZA

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
CCC2106 *Modernism15
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
CCC1106 ^Popular Media15
CCI1102 ^Visual and Graphic Fundamentals15
SWK1102 ^Philosophy, Knowledge and Ethics15
VIS1303 ^Introduction to Drawing15
VIS1305 ^Materials and Methods: Approaches to Studio15
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
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

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.