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.
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville
Audition (music, dance or acting major) or interview (visual arts major)
No recommended study required
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|
|Term 1 - 2020||Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2019||Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2020||Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville|
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.
Students will be provided with a list of resources and equipment to be purchased each term prior to the commencement of the term.
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including eight 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Assumed KnowledgeNo 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.
|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:
|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.
|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.
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).
|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.|
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What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.
OPTION 1: IDEAL FOR MOST SITUATIONS, APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE (QTAC)
Whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago, you will need to submit your application for this course via QTAC.
Don't forget to register for an audition
After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition (or interview for the Visual Arts major). You can do this by clicking on the Register for an Audition button below. For everything you need to know about auditions at CQUniversity including any supporting documentation required, such as artistic resume and medical certificates view our auditions guidelines.
OPTION 2: ARE YOU A RETURNING CQUNI STUDENT OR CHANGING YOUR CQUNI COURSE? APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:
- have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*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.)
- are applying for a change of course or readmission.
After you have submitted your application, don't forget to register for an audition by clicking on the Register for an Audition button under Option 1 above.Apply now