Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours (F4J)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
This on-campus, 1 year full-time (or 2 consecutive years part-time) course is offered on the Launceston campus through the School of Creative Arts.

The BCA(Hons) aims to provide an introduction to research training in the visual arts and/or theatre through the preparation, execution and presentation of an in-depth, supervised project complemented by coursework research skills study.

Course rules and specifications apply for the year a student commences that course.

The objectives of the BCA(Hons) are to:

  • introduce students to research methods and strategies relevant to contemporary visual arts and theatre practices;
  • foster the student's capacity for critical thinking, analysis and reflection through the formation and testing of theoretical propositions in visual, written, oral, and/or performative modes;
  • develop the student's technical and aesthetic abilities so that ideas can be confidently expressed in visual, performative and/or textual modes;
  • provide students with an opportunity to plan, implement and present a significant research project set within the context of contemporary studio/theatre practice and theory;
  • cultivate the student's communication abilities in being able to present and defend their beliefs and assumptions in settings such as seminars, workshops, conferences and symposia; and
  • provide entry to higher degrees by research programs.

Career outcomes

Graduates from the BCA(Hons) will find employment in a variety of positions within the visual and performing arts professions. Students who specialise in either Visual Arts or Theory Studies may work as curators, gallery administrators, researchers and teachers, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice. Students who specialise in Theatre Studies stream may work in professional theatre as actors, stage managers or technicians, film and television, or in public relations.

Course structure

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BCA(Hons) in 2008. For students who commenced prior to 2008, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2007 should refer to the 2007 Handbook.

Students undertake a nominated course of study approved by the College of Arts, Law and Education on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Creative Arts. Unless otherwise approved by the College of Arts, Law and Education, the subject area chosen by the student should be one in which the candidate has undertaken major studies in the degree of Bachelor of Contemporary Arts or equivalent.

The following specialisations are available:

  • Theory Studies;
  • Visual Arts;
  • Theatre.

In addition to the core units required for each specialisation above, students will also enrol in XSB400 Honours (0.00%) in their final semester. The award of honours is given in relation to the whole of the year's work. The award is graded as follows - First Class; Second Class, upper division; Second Class, lower division; or Third Class; and will be recorded against the administrative unit XSB400 Honours.

First semester of study

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Second semester of study

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND XSB400 Honours (0 points).
First year of study

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Second year of study

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND  XSB400 Honours (0 points).

Entry requirements

Students may be offered a place in the BCA(Hons) on the basis of:

  • a degree in the visual and/or performing arts or a degree in a cognate area or the equivalent (as determined by the dean);
  • an average mark of Distinction or above in the major area of study in the final year of the three-year undergraduate degree;
  • demonstrates during audition/interview process the capacity to undertake the BCA(Hons); and
  • where the School is able to offer suitable supervision.

or who

  • has a substantial (ie 5 years minimum) level of professional experience in arts practice where the applicant does not hold a degree; and
  • demonstrates during audition/interview process the capacity to undertake the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours; and
  • where the School is able to offer suitable supervision.

Students may be offered a place in the BCA(Hons) on the basis of:

  • a degree in the visual and/or performing arts or a degree in a cognate area or the equivalent (as determined by the dean);
  • an average mark of Distinction or above in the major area of study in the final year of the three-year undergraduate degree;
  • demonstrates during audition/interview process the capacity to undertake the BCA(Hons); and
  • where the School is able to offer suitable supervision.

or who

  • has a substantial (ie 5 years minimum) level of professional experience in arts practice where the applicant does not hold a degree; and
  • demonstrates during audition/interview process the capacity to undertake the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours; and
  • where the School is able to offer suitable supervision.

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours may apply for entry to a higher degree (Masters or PhD) in accordance with policies governing candidature for such admission.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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