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Honours Course Information

Bachelor of Arts & Design (Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) is a one-year degree open to high-performing students who have completed a 3-year Bachelor Degree. Honours study gives you the edge for employment opportunities in your field. The course will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your academic skills, develop your portfolio and pursue industry-based experiences in your chosen profession.

Honours enables all students to demonstrate to future employers their potential for independent, sustained research. The options to develop industry partnerships related to your project and engage in international professional experiences (through study-tours) further enhance the opportunities to refine work-ready skills.

Honours study can also position students to be fast-tracked into PhD study.

During Honours you will participate in an exciting research community of students and academics with access to the Faculty's research expertise, support and networking opportunities.

Arts and Design Honour students receive research training in coursework units and work one-on-one with a supervisor to produce either:

  • a 15 000 - 20 000 word thesis on a research question of your choosing; OR
  • a creative work, design work, or industry-relevant/work-integrated practice project of your choosing along with
  • a 3 000 - 5 000 word analysis about your work and how it relates to your field.

The practical work could be a novella, a building design, a design/prototype, PR campaign or any number of other projects related to your undergraduate field of study. You also have the opportunity to develop a project with an industry-partner. Previous partners include the Australia Institute of Sport, Calvary Hospital and The National Museum of Australia.

University-wide scholarships are available for students with a high GPA .