Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

Course summary for international students

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Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length

1 year full time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
CRICOS course code083979J
LevelUndergraduate
English language requirements

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

Deakin course code A450
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

 

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

Units

ACA401Advanced Creative Practice A (2 credit points)

ACA402Advanced Creative Practice B (2 credit points)

ACA403Creative Arts Research Project (2 credit points)

ACA410Contemporary Debates in Creative Arts

ACA411Investigating Creative Methods

Course Map

Course Map

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

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

Applicants are also advised to complete requirements and read further information which is found at the School of Communication and Creative Arts web page.

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)

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au