Bachelor of Creative Arts - WCART1 - 2018

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts provides students with the knowledge and skills to become specialists within the fields of Music, Screen and New Media Production and Visual Arts.


Music offers specialisations in piano, voice and guitar and aims to produce highly skilled and musically adaptable graduates equipped to enter professional life in the areas of professional musicianship, stage management, teaching and other educational roles, music research, film and community performance. CDU has close music partnerships and participation with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the Darwin Chorale Centre for Youth and Community Music (CYCM) reflecting its broader role in providing adult and youth music education.

It is recommended that applicants interested in undertaking the Music major possess Grade 4 Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Practical and Theory. Applicants are required to contact the School of Creative Arts and Humanities on (08) 8946 7404 or email after applying for auditioning.

Screen and New Media Production

Screen and New Media Production focuses on screen industry craft, knowledge and skills to equip students for work in the creative industries of film, television, digital media production and graphics/media design. Throughout the course students apply conceptual, theoretical and historical understanding to a broad range of screen and new media design projects. With access to digital media production hardware, facilities and the latest industry software, students are exposed to professional practices, processes and protocols.The creation of a substantial portfolio of creative work and pathways into industry practice are emphasised in this course.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts is a contextual studio-based area of study which provides students with the opportunity to specialise in painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture and/or drawing, developing the critical tools and material skills necessary to build professional careers either as visual artists or visual arts professionals in related fields. This is supported through a vibrant visiting forum of guest speakers, together with our partnership with Northern Editions and the CDU Art Gallery and Collection provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) is available for entry to suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Creative Arts with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00) with a view to post-graduate study.

Why study with us

  • Flexibility to study your way either full-time or part-time.
  • Study both online or internally at our Casuarina campus.
  • We are ranked in the Top 2% of universities worldwide and a leader in graduate employment.

Career opportunities

  • This course will offer you the flexibility to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of careers in the creative arts industry.

More details about this course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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