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Bachelor of Creative Arts - CH72

The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative course with majors in acting, contemporary dance, popular music or visual arts. Your studies will combine discipline-specific skills with an insider understanding of the creative industries. You will develop and polish performance skills through practical studios, industry seminars, theory studies, personal reflection, and hands-on educational opportunities.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville

PRE-REQUISITES

Audition (music, dance or acting major) or interview (visual arts major)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

092913G

The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative course with majors in acting, contemporary dance, popular music or visual arts. Your studies will combine discipline-specific skills with an insider understanding of the creative industries. You will develop and polish performance skills through practical studios, industry seminars, theory studies, personal reflection, and hands-on educational opportunities. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the competitive and exciting world of the creative arts.


To gain entry into this course, you will be required to audition (acting, dance and music majors) or interview (visual arts major only).

Core Units 8 Major Units 8
Electives 8 Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2019Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 1 - 2020Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 2 - 2019Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 2 - 2020Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville

Online Availability


The Term 3, 2019 intake is only available for domestic students that have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Dance or Music Industry. This pathway is only available for entry into the Contemporary Dance or Popular Music majors.

MajorsUnitsDescription
Acting8
Contemporary Dance8
Popular Music8
Visual Arts8

Students will be provided with a list of resources and equipment to be purchased each term prior to the commencement of the term.


COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 24 units including eight compulsory core units, eight units from your chosen major in acting, contemporary dance, popular music or visual arts and eight elective units chosen from any undergraduate course at CQUniversity.

MAJOR OPTIONS
Acting

Harness your passion for acting and achieve a professional qualification by majoring in acting. Available to study on campus in Cairns and Townsville, you will gain valuable theoretical knowledge and be able to describe fundamental dramaturgy as well as contextualise the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries. You will build confidence working across a broad range of theatrical styles adopting a reflective acting practice and have the opportunity to create and lead an artistic product working in collaboration with other artists.

Contemporary dance

Contemporary dance will provide industry-relevant and practical training to assist you in pursuing a career in dance. You will create, choreograph, market, and produce a contemporary dance performance in an artistic and safe environment. The contemporary dance major is available to study on campus in Townsville and will allow you to implement theatre technology and stagecraft as well as collaborate with other artists to lead and create an artistic product. You will gain knowledge of the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas as well as learn to contextualise the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries.


Popular music

Forge a career in the music industry by studying the popular music major where you will produce, record, perform and market popular music. You will integrate music and lyrics to create songs in a popular music style and apply the theory and history of popular music to your practice. In the popular music major you will gain an understanding of the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas and contextualise the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries. You will gain practical skills by taking a leadership role in an artistic production while collaborating with other artists. The Popular Music major is available to study at our Cairns campus.

Visual arts

Expand your talents in the visual arts by undertaking the visual arts major in the Bachelor of Creative Arts. Study on campus in Rockhampton and refine your skills and knowledge in drawing fundamentals and contemporary art practices.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

No information available at this time.
No Residential School

If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Entrance into the Bachelor of Creative Arts is contingent upon an interview/audition

  • An audition is required for entry into the music, dance or acting majors.
  • An interview and presentation of a portfolio is required for entry into the visual arts major

Auditions and interviews will usually be conducted in person, but may be undertaken remotely in certain circumstances.

Domestic applicants should have achieved English (4, SA) or equivalent.

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must have a score of at least 6.5 across all bands on an IELTS test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application for admission or have successful completion of an AQF Level 7 equivalent qualification in an English speaking country.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

No information available at this time.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Creative Arts can pursue careers within their specific disciplines of acting, dance, music or visual arts or more broadly within the creative and cultural resources sector that includes arts administration, tourism, festivals and events.

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Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts
for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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Step 1: Apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre
This course is open for applications via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).


Step 2: Audition

Once you have submitted your application to QTAC, you will need to:

  • Register with us for an audition (or interview for the Visual Arts major) by completing the online audition form. Ensure you complete all boxes marked with a red asterisk (*) so we can process your application.
  • Prepare supporting documentation in readiness for your audition. Supporting documentation including your artistic resume and any medical certificates required for your chosen course can be found in the auditions guidelines.
  • Attend your audition in person or upload your audition online.

Direct Applications**
This course is also open for direct applications and you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity using the Apply Now button below if you:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course.
  • are applying for study with a CQUniversity Delivery Partner.
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.

*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.

** If applying direct, you will still need to register for an audition and complete Step 2 above.

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