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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Arts)

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Arts) (BCAH)

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

Overview

  • Advance your understanding of visual arts theory, cultural competency and artistic practice.
  • Critically analyse a range of historical and contemporary artistic and cultural issues and explore their impact on communities and the broader society.
  • Complete a dissertation under supervision in your area of interest.
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Career outcomes

  • This degree will further your skills, giving you the edge that you need to succeed as a practising artist, secondary school teacher (with further study), art critic, librarian, curator or in the areas of arts administration, studio and gallery management, community arts and arts research.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in creative arts or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0.
  • Submit a proposal outlining the initial direction of your Honours research (750 words).
  • Have an interview with relevant supervisor/s (telephone or face-to-face). This will be in addition to having a 5.0 (or above) GPA.

Some consideration for significant professional practice can be given to applicants at the discretion of the School of Creative Arts. Specific entry requirements can be:

  • credit level (grade point average of 5.0/7 i.e. 71.4 per cent) in the entire degree and permission of the School of Creative Arts
  • a grade point average of 5/7 (71.4 per cent) across all levels in the proposed major study
  • a grade point average of 5.2/7 (74.3 per cent) in the third level of the program (i.e. Major and Option), including an 'A' or better level pass in at least one course of the major
  • grades of 'A' or High Distinction in all courses in the third-level of the major
  • for a candidate with equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience by special permission of the School of Creative Arts.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses 6
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 8

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25760

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Semester 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 19 February Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June
Semester 2, 2024 Monday 8 July Monday 1 July Monday 8 July  Friday 1 November

From 2025, this degree will be offered in Year-long study periods. You can choose to start in the Year-long 1, 2 or 3 intake.

Study period  Application closing date Study period start date Finish date
Year-long 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 10 February  Friday 5 December
Year-long 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 26 May  Friday 3 April 2026
Year-long 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 8 September Friday 17 July 2026 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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