Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) allows you to build upon your current skills and knowledge by undertaking advanced creative projects.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

1 year full time

Course information

Take your creative practice to the next level. Build your current skills, critical engagement and depth of knowledge, by undertaking advanced creative projects and research through Deakin's Creative Arts (Honours) course. Find out more about the course online and apply today.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) has a deliberately inter-disciplinary focus, allowing students from all seven creative arts disciplines Animation and Motion Capture, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Photography, Visual Communication Design, and Visual Arts to enter a single degree and receive collective learning experiences in creative arts practice and research.

Honours is a fourth year of an undergraduate degree. The Honours year provides a dynamic environment of cross fertilisation and learning from each other. The programme enables you to take your knowledge and your creative practice to the next level. You will be treated as an independent practitioner and your experience will be quite different than it has been so far as an undergraduate. 
Honours allows you the time to closely focus on, and grow your creative practice. 

The Honours programme at Deakin involves creative practice and traditional scholarly research. We teach you the fundamental skills of traditional scholarly research so that you can successfully locate your creative practice in the field and critically engage with the work of others. 

An Honours year also grants you increased access to leaders in the field outside of the confines of the university. We have established formal connections with several professional and government run Creative Arts organisations so that you can make meaningful connections and form ongoing relationships with key people in your creative areas. 

Upon completion of your Honours year you can apply for direct entry into second year of the Masters of Creative Arts by coursework or you can choose to undertake a Masters of Arts by Research. You might decide to go on to a PhD, which is a high-level research degree.

Whether you are individual creative practitioners or working in creative teams, you will emerge from the Honours programme as a critically engaged and highly skilled practitioner and researcher.

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Course structure

To qualify for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) students must complete 8 credit points of core units at level 4 and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    A450
    CRICOS code
    083979J
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waterfront (Geelong)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.

    Some courses may have additional entry requirements.

    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Applicants are also advised to read further information and complete requirements – see Information and Application form

    IELTS / English language requirements Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

     

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Demonstrate the Knowledge and skills to undertake reflective practice-led research within a creative arts context. This includes:

    • Demonstrated ability to situate the creative self within a history and traditions of a creative discipline and the wider cultural and social context that shapes identity and creative practice.
    • Analyse and interpret one’s own creative output mediated by self-critique integrated into creative process.
    • Identify the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake creative work making appropriate responses to a specific project.

    Evidence and articulate a coherent and systematic engagement with key ideas in relation to contemporary art discourse.

    Communication

    Undertake practice-led research which includes the ability to:

    • Understand the relationship of practical creative processes to the discipline specific and interdisciplinary ideas and issues.
    • To formulate and present oral discussion of artwork, decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in art and culture.

    To formulate and present a proposal and written discussions of artworks, decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in art and culture

    Digital literacy

    Ability to undertake and oversee documentation of creative work for presentation in digital formats

    Understanding of web platforms sufficient to engage with and or produce work for distribution on the web to arts audiences

    Critical thinking

    Identify and investigate ideas and issues relevant to art and culture

    Evaluate the selection of ideas and issues focused through a creative arts project

    Articulate the relationship of creative practice to the ideas and issues identified in the honours level project

    Problem solving

    Identify, evaluate and select the methods, techniques  and processes to best complete proposed creative arts project

    Adjustment to logistics as process unfolds

    Self-management

    Devise individual creative projects and manage the time and use of resources necessary to complete the project.

    Communicate with supervisors, technical staff, and any collaborators involved in the production and presentation of creative work relevant to the completion of the project.

    Devise and implement communication and collaborative working skills required for the production of creative projects outside the scope of individual practice.

    Teamwork

    Work independently and collaboratively in the Creative and Performing Arts Discipline in response to project demands. 

    Global citizenship

    Identify the relevance of the ideas and issues under investigation in a creative arts project for community and culture.

    Ability to articulate that relevance in the public presentation of creative work and in written discourse related to the project

    Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

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