Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
1 year full time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$28,624 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083979J|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A450|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- How to apply
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
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.
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:
Evidence and articulate a coherent and systematic engagement with key ideas in relation to contemporary art discourse.
Undertake practice-led research which includes the ability to:
To formulate and present a proposal and written discussions of artworks, decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in art and culture
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
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
Identify, evaluate and select the methods, techniques and processes to best complete proposed creative arts project
Adjustment to logistics as process unfolds
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.
|Work independently and collaboratively in the Creative and Performing Arts Discipline in response to project demands.|
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
To qualify for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) students must complete 8 credit points of core units at level 4.
|ACA401||Advanced Creative Practice A (2 credit points)|
|ACA402||Advanced Creative Practice B (2 credit points)|
|ACA403||Creative Arts Research Project (2 credit points)|
|ACA410||Contemporary Debates in Creative Arts|
|ACA411||Investigating Creative Methods|
Entry requirements - general
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 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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org