114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
CRICOS course code: 092913G
Level of study: Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative course with majors in acting, contemporary dance, popular music or visual arts. Your studies will combine discipline-specific skills with an insider understanding of the creative industries. You will develop and polish performance skills through practical studios, industry seminars, theory studies, personal reflection, and hands-on educational opportunities.
Over six terms you will master the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the competitive and exciting world of the creative arts.
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including eight compulsory core units, eight units from your chosen major in acting, contemporary dance, popular music or visual arts and eight elective units chosen from any undergraduate course at CQUniversity.
Harness your passion for acting and achieve a professional qualification by majoring in acting. Available to study on campus in Cairns and Townsville, you will gain valuable theoretical knowledge and be able to describe fundamental dramaturgy as well as contextualize the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries. You will build confidence working across a broad range of theatrical styles adopting a reflective acting practice and have the opportunity to create and lead an artistic product working in collaboration with other artists.
Contemporary dance will provide industry-relevant and practical training to assist you in pursuing a career in dance. You will create, choreograph, market, and produce a contemporary dance performance in an artistic and safe environment. The contemporary dance major is available to study on campus in Townsville and will allow you to implement theatre technology and stagecraft as well as collaborate with other artists to lead and create an artistic product. You will gain knowledge of the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas as well as learn to contextualize the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries.
Forge a career in the music industry by studying the popular music major where you will produce, record, perform and market popular music. You will integrate music and lyrics to create songs in a popular music style and apply the theory and history of popular music to your practice. In the popular music major you will gain an understanding of the creative industries and arts business in Australia and overseas and contextualize the process and place of contemporary indigenous arts within the international and Australian cultural industries. You will gain practical skills by taking a leadership role in an artistic production while collaborating with other artists. The Popular Music major is available to study at our Cairns campus.
Expand your talents in the visual arts by undertaking the visual arts major in the Bachelor of Creative Arts. Study on campus in Rockhampton and refine your skills and knowledge in drawing fundamentals and contemporary art practices.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES
Graduates of the Bachelor of Creative Arts can pursue careers within their specific disciplines of acting, dance, music or visual arts or more broadly within the creative and cultural resources sector that includes arts administration, tourism, festivals and events.
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Townsville CampusLevel 1, 538 Flinders Street
Cairns CampusCorner Abbott Street and Shields Street
Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.
English language requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 50 with no score less than 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).