Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media

Course code

114510

Course type

BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (4,SA)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Bachelor of Creative Arts & Media graduates will be able to:

-   Appraise the global traditions, practices and theories informing creative arts practice

-   Evaluate theoretical and conceptual insights into media arts practice;

-    Compare direct experiences of the nature of the global creative industries sector including insights into career management strategies for artists

-    Develop an appreciation and understanding of indigenous perspectives

-    Demonstrate a high level of digital technology based expertise in at least one discipline area of creative practice

-    Apply specialist professional knowledge in at least one of the discipline areas of creative practice

-    Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of urban and natural tropical environments

-    Illustrate an awareness of intellectual curiosity, ethical behaviour and sustainable practice in the arts and creative industries sector

-    Practice collaborative enterprise within creative communities emerging within the knowledge economy

-    Demonstrate advanced oral, written and networked communication skills suitable for the contemporary information and communication technologies sector

-    Employ strong problem solving, research, critical thinking and analytical skills required for contemporary arts practice.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

IA1007:03 Linking Indigenousness or IA1015:03 Indigenous Australians: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity

NM1010:03 Digital Toolbox

NM1810:03 Introduction to Creativity & Innovation

Level 2

NM2018:03    Creative Culture: The Value of the Arts

NM2017:03    Visual Arts in Perspective

NM2020:03    Visual Communication & Creativity

Level 3

NM3012:03 Creative Collaboration Project

NM3013:03    Professional Portfolio

OPTIONS

Select a Creative Arts & Media Major from Table A

PLUS

Select a minor that is different to your major from the Inter-Disciplinary Minors list or Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects plus 3 credit points of any level 3 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select a second minor that is different to your major from the Inter-Disciplinary Minors list or Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects plus 3 credit points of any level 3 undergraduate subjects

TABLE A (CREATIVE ARTS & MEDIA MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single/Double

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Media Arts

Cairns

External

 

Design

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Music, Sound & Moving Image

Townsville

External

 

Photography

Cairns

Townsville

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

The first and second years of the course will be available internally in Cairns in 2017 and the whole course will be available internally in Cairns in 2018.

Townsville

Not all majors are available in Townsville

External

The first and second years of the course will be available externally in 2017 and the whole course will be available fully external in 2018.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Must successfully complete 36 credit points of level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

This course includes work integrated learning in the second year. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points, with no more that 9 credit points of advanced standing awarded at level 3.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF CREATIVE ARTS AND MEDIA

Approved abbreviation

BCrArtMed

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Any major may appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Higher Education.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

By invitation of the Dean of College. Candidates must have obtained a minimum average grade of a Credit (GPA 5) for level 2 and 3 subjects.