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Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) - 298JA

Course Code: 298JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 084222B
Selection Rank: H
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Unleash your creativity with an Honours degree

If you have a keen eye for art and design, this flexible course will enable you to progress your studies – either full-time or part-time – by undertaking an academic thesis or substantial creative, design or industry-relevant piece of work related to your specialised area.

Working closely with expert supervisors, you will develop the high-level skills required for research or project-based employment, and your qualification will significantly broaden your future career prospects.

Study a Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) at UC and you will:

  • fine-tune your knowledge base in your chosen field
  • have the choice of taking three coursework units on research issues
  • demonstrate an ability to apply appropriate high-level research skills
  • plan, implement and document a substantial research, industry-relevant or creative project under professional academic supervision
  • have the option to undertake a Work Integrated Learning project accompanied by a critical review
  • have the option of completing a dissertation with guidance from expert supervisors.

Work integrated learning

As part of UC’s commitment to enhancing your employability, you will have the option of undertaking a Work Integrated Learning project which will ensure you are armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to develop an impressive portfolio to present to future employers. In the past UC Arts and Design students have connected with industry via organisations including Calvary Hospital, Guide Dogs Australia, the AIS and the National Museum of Australia.

Career opportunities

  • Filmmaker
  • Media advisor
  • Writer
  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia artist
  • Product designer
  • Museum curator
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher

Course specific information

This course is open to students who have completed a degree in the Faculty of Arts and Design with a grade point average of 5.0 or higher, or students from a three-year degree in a related discipline with a relevant major, in which they received a grade point average of 5.0 or higher.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) is open to UC students who have completed a degree in the Faculty of Arts and Design with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average), or students from a three-year degree in a cognate discipline with a relevant major in which they received a grade point average of 5.0 or better.

Pass degree graduates in similar disciplinary fields from other universities, with comparable results, may also be eligible to undertake this honours degree.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students are to undertake the thesis component of their degree in a subject area related to their disciplinary competence. They must show evidence of having performed in some subjects relevant to the proposed study at Distinction level or above.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2021 UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank Semester 1
2023 UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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 and Design (Honours) B A&Des (Hons)

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP

$28,500

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
Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, including interpreting and communicating research outcomes. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Evaluate and position their research and practice with agility, critical reflection and ethical awareness, collaborating with industry, community, and allied professionals where appropriate. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Investigate diverse and/or experimental research practices and imperatives, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing. -
Explore and analyse research principles and methodologies to identify, plan and manage an independent research project, developing new knowledge in their discipline with intellectual autonomy. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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