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Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours)

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1BH005
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
060250G
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BCAIH

Award
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours)
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Performing Arts
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

Completed your undergraduate degree, but want to specialise in a creative field? The honours course is what you are after.

This is a pathway course into creative arts and industry specialisations in areas such as music, fine arts, new media design or communication.

During this course, you will develop your research thesis so you can focus on your passion. There are also opportunities to participate in a gallery and museum research projects.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in government, private companies and non-government organisations (NGO) in areas such as media and communications, IT, creative arts, design, film and production or music.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2017.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2017) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria wre considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students <5 N/P

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

Students will undertake one year of study in normal full time mode. In first semester they will participate in the Honours Seminar which will be a two hour weekly seminar of lectures and presentations of research as well as embarking on their Research Project which will involve weekly sessions with their Honours supervisor. In second semester students enrol in Research Exegesis where they prepare their 5,000 word Research Paper and complete their Research Project.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

 

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements

Core
(4 units)

80

Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points from units detailed below:

CAH714 Honours Research Exegesis (20 cp) x 2 (repeatable unit) (replaces HON405 from 2016)
CAH715 Honours Research Project (20 cp) x 2 (repeatable unit) (replaces HON406 from 2016)
 

 

80

Total Credit Points


Students who commenced in or after 2013

The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit Code Changes from 2016

Following is a summary of unit code changes. ALL students should enrol in the latest unit code from 2016.

Pre-2016 Unit Code 2016 Unit Code
HON405 Honours Thesis #10 CAH714 Honours Thesis #10
HON406 Honours Thesis #20 CAH715 Honours Thesis #20

 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

Full Time Students commencing in Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
CAH714 Honours Research Exegesis (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON405)
CO
CAH714 Honours Research Exegesis (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON405)
CO
CAH715 Honours Research Project (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON406)
CO
CAH715 Honours Research Project (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON406)
CO

Part Time Students commencing in Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
CAH714 Honours Research Exegesis (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON405)
CO
CAH715 Honours Research Project (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON406)
CO
Year 2
CAH715 Honours Research Project (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON406)
CO
CAH714 Honours Research Exegesis (20 cp) (repeatable unit) (previously HON405)
CO

Recommended Study Plan for Continuing Students

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1
Semester 2
BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION (HONOURS)
FULL-TIME - 1 YEAR
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods)
CO
ART711 Honours Thesis #10 (previously HON401)
CO
CAH402 Honours Coursework B (Thesis Preparation)
CO
ART713 Honours Thesis #30 (previously HON403)
CO
PART-TIME
2 YEARS - YEAR 1
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods)
CO
CAH402 Honours Coursework B (Thesis Preparation)
CO
PART-TIME
2 YEARS - YEAR 2
ART712 Honours Thesis #20 (previously HON402)
CO
ART712 Honours Thesis #20 (previously HON402)
CO
BACHELOR OF VISUAL ARTS (HONOURS)
FULL-TIME - 1 YEAR
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods) CO ART711 Honours Thesis #10 (previously HON401) CO
ART712 Honours Thesis #20 (previously HON402) CO ART713 Honours Thesis #30 (previously HON403) CO
PART-TIME
2 YEARS - YEAR 1
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods) CO ART712 Honours Thesis #20 (previously HON402) CO
PART-TIME
2 YEARS - YEAR 2
ART712 Honours Thesis #20 (previously HON402)
CO
ART712 Honours Thesis #20 (previously HON402)
CO
BACHELOR OF MUSIC (HONOURS)
FULL-TIME - 1 YEAR
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods)
CO
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods)
CO
CAH402 Honours Coursework B (Thesis Preparation)
CO
CAH402 Honours Coursework B (Thesis Preparation)
CO
PART-TIME
2 YEARS - YEAR 1
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods)
CO
CAH401 Honours Coursework A (Theory, Scope and Methods)
CO
PART-TIME
2 YEARS - YEAR 2
CAH402 Honours Coursework B (Thesis Preparation)
CO
CAH402 Honours Coursework B (Thesis Preparation)
CO

 

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

There are two methods for applying to this course

The information below will help you recognise which method applies to you.

 

If you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU, you can apply through MyNextCourse:

 

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (excluding TEP 1)
  • Undergraduate degree

If you haven't met one of the pathways above, or if you have never studied at CDU, you will need to apply through SATAC.

 

MyNextCourse

 

SATAC

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