Current Deakin Students
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Take your creative practice to the next level. Explore advanced creative projects and research through a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours). You’ll build your skills, critical engagement and depth of knowledge, and be treated as an independent practitioner exploring your individual creative practice.
Do you want to find your creative practice in the field and critically engage with the work of your contemporaries?
With a strong interdisciplinary focus, this course enables students from all creative arts disciplines – dance; drama; film, television and animation; photography; design; and visual arts – to learn from each other and develop their creative arts practice and scholarly research skills.
You’ll form ongoing relationships with practitioners and peers in your creative areas through industry connections with several professional and government-run creative arts organisations.
Whether you choose to work in industry as an individual practitioner, or within a creative team, this honours program will help you develop as a critically engaged thinker and highly skilled practitioner and researcher.
After graduating, you can further your studies in research or professional practice by applying for direct entry into second year of the Master of Creative Arts by coursework, a Master of Arts by Research, or you could pursue a PhD.Read More
To qualify for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) students must complete 8 credit points of core units at level 4 and
2020 course information
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Waterfront (Geelong)
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
Applicants are also advised to read further information and complete requirements – see Information and Application form
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)
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia on a student visa, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), must 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 may undertake a maximum of up to one third (or equivalent) of their study as Cloud (online) study. Please note enrolment in one face to face unit in compulsory study periods is only allowed if the student is completing their final unit of study and will not exceed maximum one third (or equivalent) online requirement.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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 Recognition of 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.
A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships
How to apply
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Frequently asked questions
What are the key study start dates?
Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.
How much does it cost to study at Deakin?
Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course.
Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.
Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?
Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.
Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?
Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.
Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?
In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Why choose Deakin
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) supports your development as a creative arts practitioner and builds your research skills. Graduates are critical and creative thinkers; are able to work autonomously and collaboratively; and are effective communicators. The degree provides a pathway for further learning and for practice within creative arts and cultural industries.
Graduates are ready to adapt and adjust to changing career opportunities relevant to their specialisation in:
- film and television
- visual arts.
For more information go to DeakinTALENT
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Identify and apply reflective creative practice research within a creative arts context that incorporates non-traditional research and relevant traditional research that critically engages with histories, traditions and contemporary ideas within art and performance and situates the creative practice in the relevant field.
Articulate the relationship between practical creative processes and discipline specific and interdisciplinary ideas to inform discussions of creative practice, decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in art and performance.
Critically integrate digital strategies in creative practice inquiry and engage with and apply digital technologies that actualize an emerging professional identity.
Investigate, describe and synthesize ideas within art and performance discourse in order to establish the relationship of a selection of ideas focused through a creative arts project.
Identify, evaluate and select the methods, techniques and processes to best investigate proposed creative arts project; and engage with discovery and ambiguity characteristic of creative practice.
Communicate with supervisors, technical staff, and collaborators and develop a responsive approach to critical feedback in the context of practice-led research.
|Contribute to the critical culture of creative practice through peer feedback, group critique and participation in industry standard forums |
*This Course Learning Outcome is not explicitly assessed
Establish ethical approaches that recognise the value of art and performance in diverse communities and cultures and transfer
Approved by Faculty Board September 2019