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Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) - ARB002

Course Code: ARB002
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362005
CRICOS Code: 096389B
Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Explore culture and heritage in the nation’s capital

This distinctive course allows you to take your passion for culture and heritage, and turn it into a rewarding and sustainable career. Building on the core skills and knowledge embedded in the Arts degree, you’ll bring the richness and complexity of culture and heritage alive across its many forms – from the material, to the intangible and the digital.

You’ll explore heritage in a variety of global, social, cultural and political contexts, with a particular focus on Indigenous and First Nations issues. Your critical and technical skills will be developed while you engage with diverse cultures and communities, heritage places, landscapes and cultural collections, all within the unique location of Canberra, with its abundance of world-class museums and cultural institutions.

Study a Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) at UC and you will:

  • interpret and apply the principles and ethics of cultural heritage and conservation
  • work collaboratively in complex and sensitive environments, recognising the need to incorporate multiple perspectives in cultural practice
  • apply the technical skills and knowledge needed to manage, conserve and share heritage effectively
  • develop and integrate professional skills and discipline knowledge into changing professional, cultural and technological environments.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning is at the very centre of the Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage). You’ll learn from industry-active professionals and world-class scholars and will work and study in real-world situations via site visits, online project work, field trips, internships, professional experience and mentorships. You’ll complete units designed to help you develop the professional skills essential for employment in the cultural sector, and will have the opportunity to participate in international work and study experiences as part of your degree through Study Abroad.

Previous Culture and Heritage students have undertaken internships across a range of different local, interstate and international organisations, including the Australian War Memorial, National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Queensland Museum, Cardiff University, Sydney Artefacts Conservation, National Wool Museum, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and the Museum Resource and Learning Centre in the UK.

Career opportunities

  • Curator
  • Gallery manager
  • Collections manager
  • Museum director
  • Heritage consultant
  • Culture and heritage officer
  • Heritage site manager
  • Heritage and cultural policy adviser
  • Digital heritage manager
  • Indigenous heritage officer
  • Records manager
  • Conservator

Course-specific information

Standard entry to this course is by selection rank, but a portfolio entry is also possible.

High-achieving students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours).

Enquiries

Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) BA (Cult&Herit)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $29,000
2019 CSP $28,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Interpret and apply the principles, and ethics of cultural heritage and conservation. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives; and
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Work collaboratively in complex and sensitive environments, recognising the need to incorporate multiple perspectives in cultural practice. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.
Investigate and report on cultural and heritage practice on a global, national, and local scale, with a focus on Indigenous and First Nations cultural issues. 2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Apply the technical skills and knowledge needed to manage, conserve, and share heritage effectively. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively.
Develop and integrate professional skills and discipline knowledge into changing professional, cultural, and technological environments. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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