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  • Objectives
    To qualify for this stream students require either two majors or one major and two minors from the following sequences: * Communication (Minor only) * Drama * Literature * Music * Visual Arts
  • Entry requirements
    Queensland Prerequisites: English (4, SA).Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (any)
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Creative Arts and Culture)
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Arts (Pass and Honours)
    BA

    240 cp (Pass)

    Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    80 cp (Honours)

    Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Definitions

    “Major”: 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

    “Minor”: 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

    “Specialisation”: 160 cp in prescribed units in nominated specialist fields of disciplinary focus.

    2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

    2.1 To qualify for the Pass degree, a student must complete:

       1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
             1. 160 cp from:
                   1. 2 Majors; or
                   2. 1 Major and 2 Minors
             2. at least 20 cp from Mission-focussed Units;5
             3. not more than 60 cp from Electives;6

                  and

       2. ARTS232 Volunteer Experience.7

    2.2 Unless otherwise specified, students must complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence. Any additional prerequisites for individual units are shown in brackets after the unit in the Schedule of Unit Offering.

    2.3 A student may complete a Specialisation in accordance with the requirements set out in the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

    3. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

    To qualify for the Honours degree a student must, in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Pass degree, complete 80cp from the Schedule of Honours Units, consisting of:

       1. 20 cp at fourth year level, appropriate to the discipline of the Honours thesis;
       2. 10 cp in Research Methodology/Research Seminar; and
       3. 50 cp from the Thesis.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Click here for Unit Descriptions

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Mission-focussed Units                                                                               
    Unit Code                Credit Points                 Unit Name
    ARTS324                           10                   Art and Spirit
    BUSN202                           10                   Professional Ethics (Inc: BUSO203 Business Ethics                                                                             and INFO206 Ethics and Informatics)
    ENGL213                           10                   Sacred Australia
    ENGL226                           10                   The Book of Books: The Bible and Its Uses in Western                                                                      Literature
    ENVI201                            10                   The Australian Environment: Values and Ethics
    HIST227                            10                   Human Rights in History
    MUSC120/220                   10                   Music and Liturgy
    PHIL100                            10                   Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry
    PHIL101                            10                   Reason and Argument
    PHIL102                            10                   Theories of Human Nature
    PHIL103                            10                   Origin of Western Philosophy
    PHIL104                            10                    Introduction to Ethics
    PHIL105                            10                   Values and Beliefs
    SOCI209                           10                   Sociology of Race and Ethnicity in Australia (Pre: 10cp of                                                                     100 level Sociology or Australian Studies units)
    THBS100                           10                    Introduction to the Bible
    THCT100                           10                   What Christians Believe
    THCT101                           10                   The Church in History

    Volunteer Experience
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS232                 0     Volunteer Experience

    Community Based Experience (NSW only)
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    HUMA243               10     Community-Based Experience8

    Specialisations

    Business and Communication Studies (NSW only)

    Completion of either

       1.
             1. a Major in Business Studies;
             2. a Minor in Communication; and
             3. a Minor in one of Behavioural Science, Computing, Economics or Mathematics;

                  or
       2.
             1. a Major in Economics;
             2. a Minor in Communication; and
             3. a Minor in Business Studies.

    Creative Arts and Culture (Queensland and Victoria only)

    Completion of either

       1. two Majors selected from Drama, Literature, Media*, Music or Visual Arts;

            or

       2.
             1. a Major in one of Drama, Literature, Media*, Music or Visual Arts; and
             2. two Minors selected from Communication, Drama, Literature, Media, Music or Visual Arts.

    *Victoria only.

    Major and Minor sequences by campus

    Majors and Minors

    Schedule of Honours Units

    5 A Mission-focussed Unit may contribute to a major.
    6 A student may undertake units, other than those required for the selected Major, listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings or from other disciplines within the Faculty (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met).
    7 Volunteer Experience is normally to be completed by the end of Year 2.
    8 Note: Available in NSW only.

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