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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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Award granted Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code001816G
Deakin course codeA400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) provides students with the opportunity to study their chosen discipline area at an advanced level. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduates are eligible to apply for entry to masters and doctoral research programs.

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program will provide intellectual stimulation, academic achievement and personal enrichment. You will be given the opportunity to undertake a substantial and original research project whilst being under the supervision of an academic with a proven research record. The skills acquired will enhance your future career prospects in a broad range of occupations in both private and public sectors, giving you an edge, compared with a straight undergraduate pass degree.

 

You will undertake study at a higher level than your previously completed undergraduate degree, both in your honours coursework units and when you carry out research for your thesis. The thesis allows you to focus on an area of particular interest to you, and provides the opportunity to make a contribution to knowledge and wider debates in your discipline.

 

Areas of study available in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) are Dance, Drama, Journalism, Literary Studies, Media and Communication, Animation and Motion Capture, Children's Literature, Film and Television, Photography, Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations, Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics, Philosophical Studies, Middle East Studies and Australian Studies.

 

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course requires the completion of 8 credit points of study at level 4. Half of that requirement is met through coursework, which may include directed reading and/or enrolment in course work units, and half is satisfied through a research project (thesis or dissertation) of 14 000/16 000 words. Where creative works form a significant part of the assessment, they must be accompanied by an exegesis of at least 6 000 words, depending on the discipline area. Lists of units and options available as honours coursework in any year are set down in the Honours Booklets produced by each study area. There are no attendance requirements for Cloud (online) enrolled students, although regular consultation with an appointed thesis supervisor is required.

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Discipline sequences

Refer to the details of each discipline for availability.

 

 

The School of Communication and Creative Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:

Animation and Motion Capture, Children's Literature, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Journalism, Literary StudiesMedia and Communication, Photography, Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.

 

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

The School of  Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:

Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics, Philosophy, Language, Middle East Studies, and Australian Studies.

 

Notes:  

(i) Anthropology and Criminology are offered via located learning at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) mode. 

(ii) Australian Studies, History, International Relations, Languages, Middle East Studies, Politics, Philosophy and Sociology are all offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) mode.

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Details of discipline sequences

Dance

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Sally Gardner

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 9251 7633

Email: sally.gardner@deakin.edu.au

Drama

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Yoni Prior

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 9251 7652

Email: yoni.prior@deakin.edu.au

Visual Arts

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Cameron Bishop

Campus: Waterfront (Geelong)

Tel: (03) 5227 3233

Email: cameron.bishop@deakin.edu.au

Literary Studies

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Ann Vickery

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 3960

Email: ann.vickery@deakin.edu.au

Professional and Creative Writing

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Antonia Pont
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Telephone: (03) 9244 6205
Email: a.pont@deakin.edu.au

Journalism

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Prof Matthew Allen

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 9244 6750

Email: hos-cca@deakin.edu.au

Media and Communication

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Associate Professor Sean Redmond

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 9244 3931

Email: s.redmond@deakin.edu.au

Public Relations

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Mark Sheehan

Campus: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Tel: (03) 5227 2424

Email: mark.sheehan@deakin.edu.au

Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International relations, Politics, Language, Middle East Studies, Australian Studies

Notes: 

(i) Honours students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact the Faculty Honours Student Advisor in the Student Services Office for enrolment advice.

(ii) Students commencing from 2014 to enrol in the sequence of units below:

 

AIX497 Honours Theory and Debates in the Discipline  

AIX493 Honours Research Design  

AIX499 Honours Reading Unit  

AIX494 Honours Thesis Presentation  

 

Thesis units

AIX495 Honours Thesis A  (2 credit points)

AIX496 Honours Thesis B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the School Honours Coordinator:

Dr Helen Gardner

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 925 17027

Email: helen.gardner@deakin.edu.au

Philosophy

Notes: 

(i) Honours students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact the Faculty Honours Student Advisor in the Student Services Office for enrolment advice.

(ii) Students commencing from 2014 to enrol in the sequence of units below:

 

AIX497 Honours Theory and Debates in the Discipline  

AIX493 Honours Research Design  

AIX498 Concepts in the Discipline  

AIX494 Honours Thesis Presentation  

 

Thesis units

AIX495 Honours Thesis A  (2 credit points)

AIX496 Honours Thesis B  (2 credit points)

 

For further information please contact the School Honours Coordinator:

Dr Helen Gardner

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 925 17027

Email: helen.gardner@deakin.edu.au

Visual Communication Design

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Meghan Kelly

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel: (03) 9244 6332

Email: meghan.kelly@deakin.edu.au

Childrens Literature

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 3965

Email: elizabeth.bullen@deakin.edu.au

Animation and Motion Capture

Notes:

(i) The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

(ii) Media Arts covers the areas of Film, Photography and Animation

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area:

Mr Rosemary Woodcock

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 925 17765

rosemary.woodcock@deakin.edu.au

Film and Television

Notes:

(i) The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

(ii) Media Arts covers the areas of Film, Photography and Animation

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area:

Simon Wilmot

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel (03) 9251 7665

simon.wilmot@deakin.edu.au

Photography

Notes:

(i) The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students, Waterfront (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

(ii) Media Arts covers the areas of Film, Photography and Animation

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods  

AAR412 Honours Theory  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area:

Mr Dan Armstrong

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel (03) 9251 7656

daniel.armstrong@deakin.edu.au

 

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