Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media in Music, Sound and Moving Image

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media in Music, Sound and Moving Image

Music, Sound and Moving Image is a contemporary screen arts major. You will be introduced to composition, sound recording and editing, imaging, video production, performance, scripting, and digital media technologies.

Campus
Townsville; External
Start dates
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus
Prerequisites
English
OP/Rank
18/62

Career opportunities

You will gain the creative experience, understanding and technical skills to pursue careers in music and sound in recording studios, film making, animation production, television, music and performance management, conferences and events production, music and theatrical performance, venue production, training and educational technology, online information management and communication. Further study can lead to careers in teaching and training.

Course highlights

A $10m complex on our Townsville campus has state-of-the-art facilities including recording and sound studios, as well as state-of-the-art specialist software and hardware in our well-equipped laboratories, open 24-7.

You will enjoy working across a range of media and creative projects where music and sound are integral elements. Guest lectures and industry projects are a highlight.

JCU Creative Media is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), the National Council of Tertiary Music Schools (NACTMUS), and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Course overview

The Music Sound and Moving Image major is delivered at our Townsville campus, and entirely online (external mode).

This is an innovative course - you will study production concepts and techniques in class, and in the program’s in-house production unit, experiment with digital video production and digital music technologies, create films, and record music. You will use digital and computer music technologies to create or perform music individually and in collaborative work environments.

Core (common) subjects are studied in addition to the major chosen, so you will meet and work with other Creative Media students as you progress through your degree. Other majors offered: Creativity and Innovation, Media Arts, Media Design and Photomedia.

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (311481) - Apply now
External (311489) - Apply now

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

NM1010:03 Creative Work 1

NM1013:03 Professional Practice 1

Level 2

NM2010:03 Creative Work 2

NM2013:03 Professional Practice 2

NM2020:03 Creative Media

Level 3

NM3010:03 Creative Work 3

NM3011:03 Creative Culture

NM3012:03 Creative Collaboration

NM3013:03 Professional Portfolio

OPTIONS

Select a Creative Media Major from Table A

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any Level 2 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any Level 3 undergraduate subjects

Table A (CREATIVE MEDIA MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

27 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Creativity & Innovation

External only

 

Media Arts

Cairns

External

 

Media Design

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Music, Sound & Moving Image

Townsville

External

 

Photomedia

Cairns

Townsville

External

Pathway into course

On successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education you may be eligible to continue into this degree, and you may be able to receive some credit for successfully completed subjects.

Applicants with TAFE diplomas in the creative arts can apply for credit.

Handbook

Bachelor of Creative 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.

Additional Information Only the Creativity and Innovation Major and the first year of the course is available externally in 2016. The first and second years of the course will be made available externally in 2017 and the whole course will be available fully external in 2018.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

Course learning outcomes

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Bachelor of Creative 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 of at least two 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

-    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

NM1010:03 Creative Work 1

NM1013:03 Professional Practice 1

Level 2

NM2010:03 Creative Work 2

NM2013:03 Professional Practice 2

NM2020:03 Creative Media

Level 3

NM3010:03 Creative Work 3

NM3011:03 Creative Culture

NM3012:03 Creative Collaboration

NM3013:03 Professional Portfolio

OPTIONS

Select a Creative Media Major from Table A

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any Level 2 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any Level 3 undergraduate subjects

Table A (CREATIVE MEDIA MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

27 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Creativity & Innovation

External only

 

Media Arts

Cairns

External

 

Media Design

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Music, Sound & Moving Image

Townsville

External

 

Photomedia

Cairns

Townsville

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

Only the first year of the course is available internally in Cairns in 2016. The first and second years of the course will be made 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

Only the Creativity and Innovation Major and the first year of the course is available externally in 2016. The first and second years of the course will be made 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

10 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

Not applicable

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

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 15 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

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF CREATIVE MEDIA

Approved abbreviation

BCrMedia

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.

Honours

The Bachelor of Creative Media (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. Please refer to the Bachelor of Creative Media (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.

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