Admission requirements

A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Creative Arts, or another qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the Honours degree provided a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the Bachelor's degree. Applicants must normally have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 overall in the Bachelor of Creative Arts, or equivalent qualification, and meet the additional stream requirements specified below to be eligible to apply for entry.

Creative Writing

To proceed to Honours students normally are expected to have achieved grades of DN or better in at least 9 units of upper-level topics in the Creative Writing major sequence.

Drama Performance

To proceed to Honours students are normally expected to have achieved 9 units of DN or better and 4.5 units of CR or better in Third Year Drama Performance topics.

Screen and Media

To proceed to Honours students are normally expected to have achieved grades of DN or better in the last 9 units of the Digital Media major or Screen and Media major and grades of DN or better in 9 units of second or third level screen production topics or digital media core topics

To qualify for the Honours degree, a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study as specified. The program requires one year of full-time study or the equivalent part-time.

Course aims

The course aims to provide students with:

  • advanced creative, conceptual and technical skills and knowledge to enable them to produce and promote original creative work in their specific field;
  • high-level knowledge of the processes involved in producing creative work and the opportunity to implement these processes in their specific field;
  • the skills and knowledge to be able to successfully undertake research activities and artistic projects;
  • knowledge about career pathways in the creative industries, and the opportunity to develop extended skills and knowledge to enable them to be successful in their chosen career.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate and apply the advanced creative, cognitive and technical skills required by professional practitioners in the creative industries to produce and promote original creative work
  • demonstrate high-level knowledge of the processes involved in producing creative work
  • review, analyse and critically evaluate ideas, and set and solve research problems
  • demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and participate effectively in a creative team
  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods and of the ethical considerations of research and artistic activity in the creative industries
  • independently design, plan and execute research activities and artistic projects
  • work within employment structures in their chosen field and have demonstrated the ability to identify some of the employment opportunities available in the creative industries.

Program of study

Students enrol in one of the following programs:

Creative Writing

To qualify for the degree students must complete satisfactorily 36 units comprising 27 units of core topics and 9 units of option topics according to the following program.

Core - Year 1 topics

27 units comprising

 ENGL7700A  Thesis (4.5 of 13.5 units)
 ENGL7700B  Thesis (9 of 13.5 units) 
 CREA7701  Research Methods for Literature and Creative Writing  (4.5 units)
 CREA7777  Creative Writing Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
 CREA7718  Theorising Creative Writing  (4.5 units)

Option B - Year 1 topics

Select 9 units from the topics listed

 CREA7711  Reading Like a Writer  (4.5 units)
 ENGL7712  Advanced Literary Studies  (4.5 units)
 ENGL7713  Advanced Genre Studies  (4.5 units)
 ENGL7714  Thinking About Theory  (4.5 units)
 ENGL7715  The Public Cultures of Writing  (4.5 units)
 ENGL7716  Approved Short Project  (4.5 units)
 ENGL7717  Special Honours Topic  (4.5 units)

Drama Performance

To qualify for the degree students must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study according to the following program.

Core - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising

 DRAM7102  Contemporary Australian Drama 1  (4.5 units)
 DRAM7103  Contemporary Australian Drama 2  (4.5 units)
 DRAP7010A  Performance Techniques 4 (Part 1)  (4.5 units)
 DRAP7010B  Performance Techniques 4 (Part 2)  (4.5 units)
 DRAP7020B  Production 4 (Part 1)  (4.5 units)
 DRAP7020C  Production 4 (Part 2)  (4.5 units)
 DRAP7100  Honours Performance Project Part 1  (4.5 units)
 DRAP7101  Honours Performance Project Part 2  (4.5 units)

Screen and Media

To qualify for the degree students must complete satisfactorily 36 units comprising 18 units of Option A topics and 18 units of Option B topics according to the following program.

Option A - Year 1 topics

18 units selected from:

 SCME7050  Honours Production 1  (4.5 units )
 SCME7051  Honours Production 2  (4.5 units)
 SCME7055  Honours Production 3, Major Project Production  (4.5 units)
 SCME7056  Honours Production 4, Major Project Post Production  (4.5 units)
 SCME7071  Digital Media Honours Project 1  (4.5 units)
 SCME7072  Digital Media Honours Project 2  (4.5 units)
 SCME7073  Digital Media Honours Project 3  (4.5 units)
 SCME7074  Digital Media Honours Project 4  (4.5 units)

Option B - Year 1 topics

18 units selected from:

 SCME7052  Honours Production 5, Script Writing  (4.5 units)
 SCME7053  Honours Production 6, Advanced Camera Techniques  (4.5 units)
 SCME7054  Honours Production 7, Research Project 1  (4.5 units)
 SCME7057  Honours Production 8, Research Project 2  (4.5 units)
 SCME7058  Screen and Media Practicum  (4.5 units)
 SCME7059  Special Topic in Honours Production 1  (4.5 units)
 SCME7060  Special Topic in Honours Production 2  (4.5 units)
 SCME7061  Special Topic in Honours Production 3  (4.5 units)
 SCME7062  Advanced Production  (4.5 units)