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Bachelor of Contemporary Arts

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  • Objectives
    Prepares students for a career as artists, creators, researchers, curators etc and in the teaching of the creative and performing arts. Students will specialise in one of the following disciplines: * Visual Arts * Contemporary Performance * Contemporary Fashion Graduates will have a qualification in the contemporary arts and will be a highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners allowing them to access a wide range of career-related opportunities. Students located in Geraldton can complete the Visual Arts major through the Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC).
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course. Special admission requirements A practical folio interview or audition. Information regarding interview & audition requirements and procedures is available from the School of Communications & Arts
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Contemporary Arts
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Artist, Performer, Fashion Designer, Fashion Retailer, Stylist, Costume Designer, Contemporary Performer, Actor, Entertainer, Director

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

        * Contemporary Fashion
        * Contemporary Performance
        * Visual Arts

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

    The Bachelor of Contemporary Arts degree is a 360 credit point, three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.


    The degree has three main components:

        * a foundation program of 60 credit points and four specialised electives (60 credit points), completed in first year
        * a Major program consisting of 120 credit points in a specialised area (listed below)
        * a supplementary program consisting of 120 credit points from one of the following options:
              o a second Major from the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts or from any other program in the School of Communications & Contemporary Arts; or at ECU;or
              o a Minor study, plus electives;or
              o an elective program of 120 credit points.



    Whatever pattern students choose:

        * normally no more than 150 credit points may be studied at first year level;
        * at least  60 credit points must be at third year level.

    Unit            Description                                                 Points

    Students must complete the following core units:
    CCA1101    Contexts of Modernity                                     15
    CCA1102    Representation and Interpretation                 15
    CCA1103    Creativity: Theory, Practice and History           15
    CMM1108    Communications and Digital Technology         15
    And 60 credit points of level 1 electives recommended by each major programme
    Electives from outside School of Communications & Contemporary Arts (up to 30 credit points total)

    Year Two / Year Three Units

    In the second year, students embark on their Major programs. Major programs consist of 120CP worth of study. Students must complete one or two Major programs within School of Communications & Contemporary Arts. In the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts the following majors are available:
    # Contemporary Fashion
    # Contemporary Performance
    # Visual Arts

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