Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCtveA)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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The Bachelor of Creative Arts program provides an integrated and flexible approach to studying creative arts disciplines. The degree allows students to concentrate their studies in one area or range across a number of creative disciplines to construct a broad personalised program that creates a unique academic space to develop individual creativity. Students choose from courses that develop practical skills in creative production and from courses that develop analytical and evaluative skills in reflection. Reflection courses are intended to help students use knowledge to strengthen, deepen and inform their creative work. The core courses in the degree offer students the opportunity to think deeply about creativity as a process and creative arts as individual disciplines. The capstone is specifically designed to help students bridge the worlds of university and work by exploring ideas, developing skills and learning how to make a career in the arts. The degree contains opportunities for work integrated learning (internships), international exchange, practice-led research and developing professional relationships with working creative artists.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.



Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Creative Arts

There shall be a Bachelor of Creative Arts.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Creative Arts the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  • Level I courses to a maximum of 24 units;
  • Level II and Level III courses to the value of at least 48 units, with at least 18 units at Level III;
  • Core courses to the value of 15 units, including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units;
  • Creative Arts Production Closed Electives to the value of 24 units up to 48 units;
  • Creative Arts Reflective Closed Electives to the value of 9 units up to 33 units;
  • Level II courses to the value of 6 units must be completed before commencing Level III courses.

Core Courses