Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*

* (All 2015 Trimester 2 places have been filled as of 13 May)

Indicative annual fee 2015$6,152* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Honours course adviser

Tel 03 5227 2202

CRICOS course code083979J
Deakin course code A450

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) will have a deliberately inter-disciplinary focus, allowing students from all seven creative arts disciplines to enter a single degree and receive collective learning experiences in creative arts practice and research. This will support the development of advanced knowledge within individual specialisations whilst also facilitating collaboration and broader knowledge of the creative arts central to contemporary practice. Importantly, the course will prepare students for further creative practice-led research to inform scholarship and practice.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) will address contemporary and historical developments and theoretical frameworks applied within Creative Arts scholarship and research. Students will also undertake learning and development in individual and interdisciplinary creative practice aligned with research process and methodology and scholarly writing.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

The structure, content and assessment in the degree are designed to support the development of creative arts practitioners who are also able to undertake research in creative arts.  The course will produce graduates who are critical and creative thinkers; are able to work autonomously and collaboratively; and are effective communicators (orally and in writing). The degree provides a pathway for further learning and for practice within creative arts and cultural industries and graduates will be ready to adapt and adjust to changing career opportunities in creative arts industries.

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Course rules

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

Course structure

ACA401Advanced Creative Practice A (2 credit points)

ACA411Investigating Creative Methods

ACA410Contemporary Debates in Creative Arts

ACA402Advanced Creative Practice B (2 credit points)

ACA403Creative Arts Research Project (2 credit points)


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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

In order to be considered for admission to an honours degree, applicants must have completed the requirements for an undergraduate degree or equivalent, and have results that indicate they are capable of undertaking an honours program in their undergraduate major sequence.

How to apply

This course requires further information in support of your application. 

For Honours in the disciplines of; Animation & Motion Capture, Dance, Drama, Film & TV, Photography, Visual Communication Design or Visual Arts please refer to the Expression of Interest document - BCA Hons A450 EOI  on the following site:

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal