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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Creative Arts has as its objectives that graduates should be able to: * demonstrate abroad knowledge and understanding of the historical and cultural context, theory, analysis and criticism, and practice of the arts; * apply knowledge, understanding and skills in selected fields of visual, literary and performing arts practice; * demonstrate academic skills appropriate to independent study and research in the arts; * demonstrate well-developed analytical, oral, written and visual communication skills, the ability to reason inductively and reductively, and skills in problem solving.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Teaching
  • Course description
    The combined Creative Arts / Teaching degree provides Creative Arts students with the opportunity to obtain a teaching qualification at degree level concurrently with studies for the Bachelor of Creative Arts.

    First Year Creative Writing subjects


    The following subjects are to be undertaken at first year level only:

    Course Stream Subjects


    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    106-105  Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice
    This subject focuses on the creative process of shorter literary work, from the first idea through the development, editing and presentation, including the identification of sources, and choice of style and form. Students will be encouraged to attemp...     Semester 1     12.50

    Second Year Creative Writing Subjects
    The following subjects can be taken at second year level only. The usual prerequisite for second year creative writing subjects is 25 points at first year level.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    106-202  Short Fiction
    In this subject students will explore principles of the craft and theory of writing short narrative fiction. Students will read a variety of fiction texts from the beginning of the modernist era to contemporary fiction, ranging from Gogol to Chekhov,...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-225  Writing for Real    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-235  Creative Non Fiction
    This subject asks students to develop their own non-fiction writing, short or longer, through the study of course materials, through class discussions, workshop sessions and submission of draft material. The topics dealt with in this subject will inc...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-236  Script for Performance
    This subject is designed to give writing students the chance to reflect upon, experiment with, and enhance the performative potential of their writing. Through seminars on performance studies, aspects of performance writing and practice, and in works...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-237  Poetry
    This subject is an introduction to a range of poetic forms. Students will read poetry from various periods and cultures, with an emphasis on 20th century contemporary poetry.     Semester 1     12.50

    106-238  Experimental Fiction     This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Third Year Creative Writing Subjects

    The following subjects can be taken at third year level only. The usual prerequisite for entry into third year level creative writing subejcts is 25 points of second year level Creative writing, including specific prerequisites for some subjects.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    106-310  Novels
    This subject is designed to help students conceive, research and begin the writing of a novel, and to articulate an understanding of contemporary novels. It will introduce students to theoretical and historical approaches to the understanding and pra...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-311  Travel, Landscape and Place
    This subject will introduce students to a range of genres that deal with creative writing and its historical and contemporary relationship to travel, landscape and place writing. The subject defines both 'travel' and 'place' withi...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-312  Thinking Writing    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-362  Encounters with Writing    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-363  Writing For Theatre
    This subject comprises a detailed study of the principles and craft of theatre writing focussing on the production of an original play/script. A selection of theatre scripts, in various styles will be studied in conjunction with relevant critical and...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-364  Poetry and Poetics
    Students in this subject will inquire into a wide range of traditional and contemporary stylistic practices in poetry and poetics. Students will analyse and present discussions on a variety of poetic texts and recent works on poetics, before applying...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-365  Diaries/Journals and Autobiography    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-366  Writing Through Character
    In this subject students will examine practices of character construction in a range of forms, including fiction and script. Analysis will focus on various theories of subjectivity and representation, and also how the dynamics of monologue, dialogue ...     Semester 1     12.50

    First year of the Bachelor of Teaching component

    Students must have completed a minimum of 200 points of Creative Arts subjects before being able to proceed to the Bachelor of Teaching subjects

    In addition to the subjects listed below students must also undertake ONE 12.5 point Creative Arts subject.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    460-102  School Experience & Practice Teaching 1T
    This subject is designed to provide teaching experience under the guidance of a supervising teacher or teachers.     Year Long     12.50

    476-100  Learning & Teaching
    Four areas will be investigated. Theories of learning covers contrasting affective, cognitive, metacognitive and volitional features of purposeful classroom learning; student and teacher roles and responsibilities in learning; and the place of inquir...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-122  Language in Education (Secondary)
    This subject will introduce students to the nature and development of language and literacy by examining the social nature of literacy, the application of language and literacy teaching to all subject areas of the curriculum, issues related to texts ...     Semester 1     6.25

    485-113  Computers and the Classroom    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     6.25

    476-101  Curriculum & Assessment
    Topics will be drawn from: purposes and types of curriculum; analysis of curriculum documents; investigation of changing models of curriculum design and the international trend towards outcomes-based curriculum planning; developing and implementing c...     Semester 2     12.50

    482-101  Education Policy, Schools & Society    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Second year of the Bachelor of Teaching component

    In addition to the subjects below students must also undertake 3 x 12.5 points (37.5 points) of Creative Arts subjects in semester 1.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    460-203  School Experience & Practice Teaching 2T
    This teaching experience will allow student teachers to take on greater responsibility for the learning and development of school students through carefully planned and guided educational experiences. It is expected that planning will include identif...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-204  Internship
    The student will assume professional duties within the classroom, school and community, in collaboration with appropriately qualified mentors approved by the host school and the faculty. A minimum of 36 days will be spent in one school. The intern wi...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    476-203  Teaching: Professional Perspectives
    This subject focuses on multiple facets in the overall professional practices of teachers. Issues explored include teachers as curriculum designers, implementers and evaluators; and as managers and facilitators of student learning. Topics include cri...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    460-424  Research Project
    With the background of an introduction to approaches to research in education, students will undertake a research project, developing a proposal, undertaking a literature review, applying an appropriate research methodology in conducting the investig...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Theatre Studies

    For students undertaking the BCA: a major in Theatre Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 100 points of Theatre Studies subjects consisting of:

        * at least 25 points of First Year Theatre Studies subjects;
        * at least 25 points at Second Year Theatre Studies subjects;
        * and 50 points of Third Year Theatre Studies subjects.

    First Year Theatre Studies Subjects

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    THTR10001  Theatre and Performance    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    2nd/ 3rd Year Theatre Studies Subjects

    The following subjects can be taken at either second or third year level. Please check the subject description carefully for the correct code for your year level.

    *760-200 Dramaturgy is only available at second year level.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    THTR20001  Live Art    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20002  Physical Theatre    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20003  Modern Drama    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20004  Brecht and Beyond    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20005  Tragedy and Comedy in Antiquity    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20006  Architecture Space and Theatre    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20007  Performing Gender    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20008  Japanese Theatre    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20010  Performance and the Avant-Garde    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20011  Australian Theatre    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20012  Page to Stage    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20013  The Dramatic Character 1580-1700    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20009  Dramaturgy and Live Performance    
    This subject willnot be available in 2009     12.50

    Third Year Theatre Studies Subjects

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    THTR30001  Theatre Field Research    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-418  Postmodern Theatre    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-420  Performance Project
    This subject explores the theory/practice interface in the context of a performance project. The project will be research-based and culminate in a public performance followed by a piece of written documentation. There may be one large project/perform...     Semester 2     12.50

    Visual Media (including visual arts and media arts)

    For students undertaking the BCA: a major in Visual Media requires the completion of a minimum of 100 points of visual media subjects consisting of:

        * at least 25 points of first Year Visual Media subjects;
        * at least 25 points of Second year Visual Media subjects;

        * and 50 points of third year Visual Media subjects

    First Year Visual Media Subjects

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-103  Spacelab:Experiments in Contemporary Art    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-130  Art History: Theory and Controversy
    This subject introduces the study of art history by focusing on the work of art through a number of case studies drawn from a Western cultural and historical context. It develops a broad understanding of the historical and aesthetic characteristics o...     Semester 2     12.50

    SCRN10001  Introduction to Cinema Studies    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Second Year Visual Media Subjects

    The following subjects can be taken at second year level only:

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-201  Modes and Codes in Media Production
    The subject provides examination of the different formal systems used in modernist media production. The dynamics of screen and sound design are explored through the modes and codes of theatrical, broadcast and art based media. Students will develop ...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-204  Contemporary Media Production
    The subject asks students to research and analyse aspects of contemporary culture and media arts, and to create their own innovations through the production of a media work. Students will be encouraged to explore the combination of film, video, sound...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-236  Body and Image: Re-Appraising the Figure
    This subject investigates the dialogue between theories and philosophies of human subjectivity and changing representations of the human form in visual media. The subject has a strong conceptual, theoretical and historical basis that is investigated ...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-237  The Book as Art Object
    This subject provides an exploration of visual narrative through a close study of theory and practice in visual media as it relates to the artist book. Each student will make one traditional artist book and one experimental artist book. The relations...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-249  Experimental Photography
    This subject examines the so-called authenticity of photographic images. Through a series of lectures students will gain an understanding of how artists including Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Peter Kennedy and Martyn Jolly have diverged from the mainstream ...     Semester 1     12.50

    2nd/ 3rd Year Visual Media Subjects

    The following subjects can be taken at either second or third year level. If selecting this subject at third year level please refer to the subject description for correct subject code.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-220  Telemedia    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-231  Radicalism in Visual Art
    Lecture topics and subject content will be selected from the following: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Joris-Karl Huysmans, Symbolism and the Theories of Mario Praz and Carlo Lentricchia; Antoni Gaudi and Alternative Archi...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-241  Surrealism and Creativity    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-240  Interactivity    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-262  History and Theory of Photography    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-046  Contemporary Australian Art: 1968 to Now
    This subject examines contemporary artistic practice in Australia, from 1968 to the present. A broad variety of media will be considered, including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video and multimedia technologies. Artist...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-030  Contemporary Aboriginal Art    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-028  Australian Art: Rock to Pop
    This subject provides a scholarly introduction to the history of art in Australia, at the same time incorporating new perspectives, approaches and ideas. It demonstrates ways of interpreting Australian art through its relationship to historical event...     Semester 2     12.50

    Third Year Visual Media Subjects
    The following subjects can be taken at third year level only.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-325  Collaborative Media Production
    This subject explores collaborative practices within and across a range of creative professions in the arts and media industries. Skills acquired in other media arts units may be applied to productions and presentations in any genre or style. Detaile...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-359  Light Moves
    This subject examines the way that artists and photographers use and control light to create atmosphere. They will be encouraged to explore challenging lighting situations and conceptual ideas. Through a series of lectures students will gain an under...     Semester 2     12.50

    3rd / 4th Year Visual Media Subjects

    The following subjects can be undertaken at either 3rd or 4th year. Please check the subject description for the correct code for your year level.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-403  Installation and Superfiction
    The subject introduces visual media students to installation art and the idea of the Superfiction. This includes broad introduction through theoretical lectures to: site specific art; process art; art in public spaces; earth works; deconstructive ten...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-404  Deleuze, Lyotard and the Arts    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-424  Sexuality and Gender in Media Arts
    This subject involves a study of the different ways in which sexuality and gender have been depicted in cinema (and other related visual practices). It places a strong emphasis on the study of 'masculinity' as an evolving form of cultural r...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-425  Film and Philosophy
    This subject looks at how a number of influential philosophical concepts have permeated (and been exemplified) in recent cinema. The subject begins by examining the ideas of Plato, and through an examination of mimesis and memory explores how his phi...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-457  IT and Creative Practice
    This subject focuses on the contemporary points of intersection between information technology and the creative arts. Students are introduced to historical and contemporary developments in this area, both in Australia and internationally, through a s...     Semester 1     12.50

    760-462  Visual Media: Experimental Projects
    The subject aims to further develop students' ability to undertake independent research within a structured lecture program that addresses theoretical, philosophical and professional practice issues in contemporary visual media. Experimental Pro...     Semester 2     12.50

    Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Subjects

    The following subjects do not belong to any one particular field of study but may be used towards a major in any of the three specialisations available in the BCA.

    1st/2nd year Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Subjects

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-107  Modernity and Post-Modernity    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-131  Reason & Passion: Cultural Paradigms    
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    2nd/ 3rd year creative arts interdisciplinary subjects

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-250  Nymphs, Sluts and Madonnas
    This subject is a study of the representation of women in art, film, theatre and writing. Students of this subject will explore a variety of feminist critical strategies in the study of historical and contemporary works created by both male and femal...     Semester 2     12.50

    3rd and 4th year creative arts interdisciplinary subjects

    The following arts management subjects are offered at either the 3rd or 4th year level. Please refer to the subject description for prerequisites and year level codes.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    760-393  Arts Law in Australia
    This subject provides an introduction to Australian law as it applies to the arts and examines the tensions that arise between creative practices and legal concepts. It introduces a number of areas of law relevant to an arts practitioner and arts org...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-401  Preparing, Promoting and Presenting
    This subject surveys modes of communication in which arts managers must engage from normal business messages to preparing collateral for purposes of promotion. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical and analytical perspective on the effect...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-402  Arts Industry in Context
    Students of this subject will explore ways in which the arts industry is organised and the many different activities that intersect in bringing artist and audience together. The approach to the material will be topic-based and will include lectures o...     Semester 1     12.50

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