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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (BCAH)

Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
  • Toowoomba
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Enhance and expand your passion for creative arts by applying practical and theoretical knowledge to independent research.
  • Demonstrate your skills and experience through a dissertation, written under supervision in your specialist area of interest.
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What is a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)?

When you study a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours you will acquire the ability to research independently, apply theory, and develop creative and academic expertise in your chosen fields.

A Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) is different to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Creative Industries in that the honours component will build upon your existing creative arts knowledge by giving you the opportunity to apply practical and theoretical knowledge to independent research.

UniSQ’s Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours is designed to help you develop as a creative researcher and learn how to apply theses skills in the work force. UniSQ Creative Arts alumni have gone onto to record an album of original music, develop a script for a film, write a solo work for theatre, and prepare an article for publication based on their research. 

Why study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) at UniSQ?

Choosing an undergraduate degree at UniSQ means you can tailor your Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours degree to suit your needs. After all, we understand our students have competing priorities and don’t all come to us from high school. Whether you’re changing careers at a later stage, haven’t completed year 12 or looking to study part-time and/or online, we’re here to help!

Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your Visual and Performing Arts study options. 

How do I know which major is right for me?

UniSQ’s Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours is the ideal stepping-stone if you’ve completed a Bachelor Creative Arts or Bachelor of Creative Industries and want to enhance your research skills.

The major that is right for you will depend on your personal interests and career goals. At UniSQ you can choose from four different majors to study within our Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours.

Film, Television and Radio - Film, television and radio courses at UniSQ give you the opportunity to study all three mediums in-depth. Whether you are interested in producing, directing or writing for these fields, this major can provide the necessary foundation and skills to succeed.

Music - Develop your skills through music making with fellow students and enhance your understanding of music theory, learning how to put this theory into practice. You can uniquely tailor your career path by choosing an area of interest for your dissertation.

Theatre - Become equip to be an innovative and contemporary performer in society today. By expanding your experience in studio-led, practice-led and theoretical analysis you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain your career across a variety of roles within theatre.

Visual Arts- Undertake studio-based research in a number of areas including ceramics, sculpture, paining, printmaking, gallery studies and drawing. The choice is yours! Learn how to critically analyse a range of historical and contemporary artistic and cultural issues, all while completing a dissertation in an area you are passionate about. 

What are my career prospects with a creative arts degree?

All of our degrees focus on developing your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained to a career of your choice. Graduating with a Visual and Performing Arts qualification from UniSQ opens up many career prospects. The jobs you may be interested in will vary depending on the major you choose to study. Bachelor of Creative Arts graduates can explore career opportunities as an: 

  • Art officer
  • Critic
  • Performer/actor
  • Concert promoter
  • Librarian
  • Critic
  • Creative developer.

Roles also exist in the areas of:

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Gaming
  • Teaching
  • Production
  • Researcher
  • Studio and gallery management. 
Are there any exhibitions, performances, or showcases where students can display their work?

Yes! We give our students the opportunity and real-world experience to showcase their work during their Bachelor of Creative Arts studies.

By studying Visual Arts at UniSQ, you can exhibit your works at the UniSQ Toowoomba campus and the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Experience a blended learning program filled with artistic ideas, curatorial practice, arts and cultural management, gallery studios and professional writing.

As a Theatre student you will be able to demonstrate your skills in tv scenes, show-reels, voice-over for advertising, naturalism/realism play production and Australian contemporary scene work. 

UniSQ Music students enjoy many opportunities to perform, record and create new works, as our lecturers focus on you as an individual and your unique needs and talents. 

Can I choose my own research topic for the Honours dissertation?
Yes! When you study a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours with us you can select your dissertation focus to suit your interests and study goals. As a UniSQ Visual and Performing Arts student you will develop and realise a research-driven project in your chosen disciplines – or in an interdisciplinary space. Working with supervisors from the School of Creative Arts, you will produce a folio of creative work and exegesis or focus on a dissertation exploring your chosen field.
What are the entry requirements for a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)?

The entry requirements to study a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours at UniSQ you need to:

  • Have completed a bachelor degree or equivalent in creative arts or a related discipline (ie Bachelor of Creative Arts or Bachelor of Creative Industries) with a minimum GPA of 5.0. 
  • Submit a 750 word proposal detailing the initial direction of your Honours research.

Some consideration for significant professional practice can be given to applicants at the discretion of the University. For further information, please view the entry requirements section of your chosen major.

Still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options. 

Can I study the course part-time or online?

This will vary from uni to uni but at UniSQ, yes you can generally study a Bachelor of Creative Arts or Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours part-time, on-campus or online, allowing you to balance study with your work and life commitments.

Work towards your creative arts degree at your own pace with our flexible learning options. Discover the different ways you can study at UniSQ. 

How long does a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) typically take to complete?

Where you choose to go to uni will impact how long you’ll be studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours for, but at UniSQ it will take you approximately one year to complete.

Some students choose to study part-time which will increase the time it takes to finish the required courses.

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need.