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Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours)

In partnership with the University of Canberra

Stand out from the crowd and take your studies to the next level with this unique course. This honours degree provides a direct pathway to masters or PhD studies.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 01 Aug 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$12,865

Course overview

This honours program, delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, will take your studies in the creative industries to the next level.

Students have two options for how to complete the program. The first option is to develop a project to work on throughout your honours year and write an accompanying dissertation. The second option is to write a longer dissertation as the sole focus of your research. The units in this honours program have been specially designed to guide you on your research journey. You will also have a supervisor who will act as your mentor throughout the academic journey of your honours studies.

Working closely with expert supervisors, you will develop the high-level skills required for research or project-based employment. This qualification will significantly broaden your future career prospects and also provides a direct pathway into masters or PhD studies.

What can I do?

  • Actor
  • Theatre Producer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Visual Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Architecture
  • Game Designer
  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Museum Curator
  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher

Course outcome:

298JA Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours)

Industry-standard facilities

This unique degree provides you with a very supportive learning environment and access to the excellent studio facilities at South Bank and Mt Gravatt while you work on a project that you develop based on your interests.

Entrepreneurial thinking

In every degree offered, we instil in our students the entrepreneurial thinking required to stand out in the new workforce. This will transform you into cross-collaborative, multidisciplinary workers who can break through the walls of tradition and build a new way forward.

What you will study.

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.
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.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • 8900
    Research in Creative Arts and Design - Level H
    UNIT CODE :
    8900
    Unit description :
    This unit is intended to complement students' Honours dissertation research. It is intended for students undertaking a dissertation in design or the creative arts. The unit examines how work in these areas is conceptualised as research and knowledge production, and the different research methods used. Its overall aim is to help students become more reflective about the nature of their practice and the fundamental questions it raises.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Research in Creative Arts and Design - Level H
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 9159
    Arts and Design Honours Symposium – Level H
    UNIT CODE :
    9159
    Unit description :
    This unit is intended to complement students Honours dissertation research. By looking at a range of exemplars of research from a wide variety of fields, students will examine some of the fundamental issues of objectivity, subjectivity, reflexivity, ethics and rhetoric involved in producing knowledge through research. Research may include creative practice. Questions to be examined include: What sorts of knowledge can research produce? What issues of ethics and power are raised by different forms of research? What are the different ways in which research can be communicated, and what sorts of epistemological and ethical consequences do those ways involve? As part of this unit, students will also participate in an Honours mini-conference, at which they will present a substantial research proposal.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Arts and Design Honours Symposium – Level H
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 9489
    Research in Creative Arts and Design – Level H
    UNIT CODE :
    9489
    Unit description :
    Students conduct study and research to produce a dissertation that comprises an original investigation of a topic. The thesis can take the form of either (a) a substantial creative, design or industry-relevant work, accompanied by an exegesis of 3,000 -- 5,000 words, or (b) an academic dissertation of 15,000 -- 20,000 words. The dissertation topic will require approval by the honours supervisor and will be conducted within appropriate ethical guidelines.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Research in Creative Arts and Design – Level H
    (Credit points: 18)
Ways to study
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South Bank
01 Aug 2022
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
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  • Full fee: $12,865
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03 Feb 2023
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
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  • Full fee: $12,865
South Bank
31 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
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  • Full fee: $12,865
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05 Feb 2024
1 year
Full time up to 5 days per week
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  • Full fee: $12,865

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Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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HECS help

HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.

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Selection criteria

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.

Resources Required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system Canvas, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Placement

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.

Need to know

Student Services and Amenities Fee:
You will be required to pay a SSAF.


Assessment  Methods
Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

 

 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

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