Course Information

Bachelor of Arts

Effective from 01-JAN-2020 : 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.

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.

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. 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.

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

  • South West (Bunbury): Full Time, Part Time
  • Online: 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
CCC2101Pre-Modernism15
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
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
* 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.

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