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|Award granted||Bachelor of Contemporary Arts|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code|
|Deakin course code||A357|
|Offered to continuing students only|
Structuring the course
In general, students at level 1 select two applied disciplines along with units in contemporary arts theory and electives from a variety of fields. At level 2 students focus on their specialist discipline or disciplines and continue their studies in contemporary arts theory. At level 3 students complete their disciplinary major and choose from a number of units which involve collaboration across art forms, completing a major project in their final trimester. Students normally undertake the unit in Professional Arts Practice in their final year.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Contemporary Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, workshop exercises and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Support.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts a student must complete 24 credit points including:
Contemporary Arts Theory
|ACT102||Criticism, Narrative and Contexts *|
|ACT203/ACT303||Art and the Politics of Censorship **|
|ACT104||Art and Technology (B, S)|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction (B, G)|
|ACC301||Freelancing in the Arts **|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (B, S) (2 credit points)|
|ACC307||Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts (B)|
|ACC308||New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science (B)|
* ACT102 not offered 2013, re-offered 2014 subject to approval.
This major sequence provides skills in contemporary drama practices and perspectives, together with an understanding of their application in a wide range of artistic and social contexts. It includes acting theory and practice, performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies, community theatre and technical studies.
On successful completion of the Drama major sequence, students should have the following skills:
|ACP101||Principles of Live Performance (B)|
|ACP177||Modern and Postmodern Drama (B)|
|ACP205||Performance for Alternative Spaces (B)|
|ACP279||The Integrated Performer (B)|
|ACP206||Processes of Realisation (B)|
|ACP280||Performance, Text, Realisation (B)|
|ACP378||Out of the Ether: Devised Performance (B)|
|ACP323||Out of the Box: Theatre Practice in Alternative Contexts (B)|
Note: The following unit may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.
Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship (B, G, W, X) *|