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  • Objectives
    This double degree prepares graduates for a career in secondary teaching in the areas of Performing Arts, Visual Art, Computing or Design and Technology in the secondary school system. Students combine professional education studies with specialist content studies in two teaching areas. Graduates will have a qualification in both Education and the Creative Arts and will be highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners allowing them to access a wide range of career‑related opportunities
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course. Special admission requirements Applicants will be required to have a portfolio, interview or audition for the Performance and Visual Arts majors. All students enrolling in this course will be required to submit a National Criminal History Check Information Clearance (Crimtrac) before commencing their first period of Professional Practice - further information can be found at the Department of Education and Training Screening website. All students aged 18 years and over, will also need to apply for a Working with Children Check in order to complete their Professional Practice - further information can be found at the Working With Children Check website.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Course description
    Related careers
    High School Teacher, Visual Arts Teacher, Drama Teacher, Performing Arts Teacher, Computing Teacher, Design & Technology Teacher, Digital Media Teacher

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Creative Arts students can study unitsets in the following disciplines as part of this course:

        * Design & Technology
        * Digital Media
        * Drama and Performance
        * Visual Arts
        * Art Education
        * Business Education
        * Drama Education
        * English Education
        * Health & Physical Education
        * Mathematics Education
        * Science Education
        * Social Science Education

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    Students are required to have a total of 480 credit points to complete the course.

    Within this course, students are required to complete the following units:

    Major General Studies units - These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education and must be selected by the students.

    Minor General Studies units - These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education and must be selected by the students.

    Curriculum Major/ Minor Studies units - These are curriculum studies units offered within the School of Education in a relevant area of study.

    A list of these units is available on enrolment.

    Students choosing to major in Design and Technology select the following structure:

    Unit            Description                                                                     Points
    Year One - Semester One
    EDU1010    Becoming a Teacher                                                           15
    DEF1101    Design Foundations: Design Principle                                 15
    DTM1104    Materials Design and Technology 1                                    15
    DTM1105    Materials Design and Technology 2                                    15

    Year One - Semester Two
    CMM1108    Communications and Digital Technology                            15
    DEF1104    Design Foundations: Drawing                                             15
    DTM2104    Materials Design and Technology 3                                    15
    DTM2105    Materials Design and Technology 4                                    15

    Year Two - Semester One
    DES2103    Desktop Publishing                                                             15
    DTC2101    Visual Communication and Design 1                                   15
    DTE2110    Design and Technology Education 1                                   15
    EDU2110    Teaching, Learning and Assessment                                  15

    Year Two - Semester Two
    EDU2104    Diversity in the Secondary Classroom                                15
    EDU2230    Classroom Management and Instruction                           15
    DTE3110    Design and Technology Education 2                                   15
    PPA2210    First Professional Practice                                                  15

    Year Three - Semester One
    DEN3101    Engineering Design 1                                                       15
    DTC3101    Visual Communication and Design 2                                 15
    DTS2102    Systems Design 1                                                             15
    IMM1121    Digital Photomedia                                                            15

    Year Three - Semester Two
    DTS3102    Systems Design 2                                                             15
    EDF3101    Working with Indigenous Australian Children,
                      Youth and their Families                                                   15
    PPA3210    Second Professional Practice                                            30

    Year Four - Semester One
    EDU4210    New Literacies in Teaching and Learning                         15
    PPA4210    Assistant Teacher Program (ATP)                                     45

    Year Four - Semester Two
    DEN4110    Engineering Design 2                                                      15
    DTP4101    Design Project                                                                 15
    ENM2107    Properties of Engineering Materials                                15
    Elective unit (15 credit points)

    Students choosing to major in Digital Media select the following structure:
    Unit            Description                                                                  Points

    Year One - Semester One
    EDU1010    Becoming a Teacher                                                        15
    CSG1132    Communicating in an IT Environment                              15
    CSP1150    Programming Principles                                                   15
    Minor General Studies                                                          (15 credit points)

    Year One - Semester Two
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Minor General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)

    Year Two - Semester One
    EDU2110    Teaching, Learning and Assessment                             15
    Curriculum Major Studies                                                     (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)

    Year Two - Semester Two
    EDU2104    Diversity in the Secondary Classroom                             15
    EDU2230    Classroom Management and Instruction                         15
    PPA2210    First Professional Practice                                                15
    Curriculum Major Studies                                                     (15 credit points)

    Year Three - Semester One
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Minor General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Curriculum Minor Studies                                                     (15 credit points)

    Year Three - Semester Two
    EDF3101    Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families         15
    PPA3210    Second Professional Practice                                                                           30
    Curriculum Minor Studies                                                                                         (15 credit points)

    Year Four - Semester One
    EDU4210    New Literacies in Teaching and Learning         15
    PPA4210    Assistant Teacher Program (ATP)                     45

    Year Four - Semester Two
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Major General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)
    Minor General Studies                                                         (15 credit points)

    Students choosing to major in Drama and Performance select the following structure:
    Unit            Description                                     Points

    Year One - Semester One
    EDU1010    Becoming a Teacher                             15
    PER1105    The Performer's Instrument                  15
    PER2302    From Theatre to Performance               15
    Minor General Studies                                 (15 credit points)

    Year One - Semester Two
    PER1106    Performance Skills                                 15
    PER2102    Technology for Performance                  15
    PER2304    Contemporary Performance                  15
    Minor General Studies                                 (15 credit points)

    Year Two - Semester One
    DSE2110    Teaching Secondary Drama                     15
    EDU2110    Teaching, Learning and Assessment      15
    PER2201    Interpreting Classic Drama Texts            15
    PER2301    Contemporary Performance Project 1      15

    Year Two - Semester Two
    DSE2210    Teaching Senior School Drama                 15
    EDU2104    Diversity in the Secondary Classroom      15
    EDU2230    Classroom Management and Instruction  15
    PPA2210    First Professional Practice                         15

    Year Three - Semester One
    PER2303    Contemporary Performance Project 2         15
    PER3305    Australian Performance                               15
    Minor General Studies                                      (15 credit points)
    Curriculum Minor Studies                                  (15 credit points)

    Year Three - Semester Two
    EDF3101    Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families         15
    PPA3210    Second Professional Practice                                                                          30
    Curriculum Minor Studies                                                                                      (15 credit points)

    Year Four - Semester One
    EDU4210    New Literacies in Teaching and Learning                         15
    PPA4210    Assistant Teacher Program (ATP)                                      45

    Year Four - Semester Two
    PER2202    Interpreting Australian Drama Texts                                  15
    PER3300    Contemporary Performance Project 3                                 15
    PER3306    Professional Praxis                                                             15
    Minor General Studies                                                                 (15 credit points)

    Students choosing to major in Visual Arts select the following structure:
    Unit            Description                                     Points

    Year One - Semester One
    CCA1101    Contexts of Modernity                         15
    EDU1010    Becoming a Teacher                            15
    VIS2509    Painting                                                15
    Minor General Studies (15 credit points)

    Year One - Semester Two
    AED1110    Introduction to Ceramics                     15
    VIS1301    Introduction to Visual Praxis                 15
    VIS1302    Introduction to Studio Disciplines         15
    Minor General Studies (15 credit points)

    Year Two - Semester One
    AED2201    Secondary Art Teaching: Middle Years (7-10)         15
    EDU2110    Teaching, Learning and Assessment                      15
    VIS2502    Studio Research and Development                          30

    Year Two - Semester Two
    AED3201    Art in Education (Secondary) 2                                 10
    EDU2104    Diversity in the Secondary Classroom                      15
    EDU2230    Classroom Management and Instruction                 15
    PPA2210    First Professional Practice                                         15

    Year Three - Semester One
    VIS1303    Introduction to Drawing                                         15
    VIS2505    Printmaking                                                            15
    Minor General Studies                                                 (15 credit points)
    Curriculum Minor Studies                                             (15 credit points)

    Year Three - Semester Two
    EDF3101    Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families         15
    PPA3210    Second Professional Practice                                                                          30
    Curriculum Minor Studies                                                                                     (15 credit points)

    Year Four - Semester One
    EDU4210    New Literacies in Teaching and Learning         15
    PPA4210    Assistant Teacher Program (ATP)                      45

    Year Four - Semester Two
    CCA1102    Representation and Interpretation         15
    VIS2501    Art in Context                                           30
    Minor General Studies                                     (15 credit points)

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