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Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (13B)

Course Structure

In the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, you need to choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 8 student electives. Students may choose either a Visual Arts or Theatre major and compulsory History and Theory minor; or a History and Theory major and either a Visual Arts of Theatre minor.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: two must be introductory and two at any level (to meet the overall requirements of the minimum and maximum level of units for the whole degree). For example, if you choose 2 advanced level degree electives in year 2 of the degree, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study up to the equivalent of a second major or a minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas - it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.
This diagram illustrates the course structure. Please check individual unit information for the semester that each unit is available in.

Year 1

Major 1  
Introductory Unit 1
Minor  
Introductory Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 1
Choice from 10 units...
 
Student Elective 1
Major 1  
Introductory Unit 2
Minor  
Introductory Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 2
Choice from 10 units...
 
Student Elective 2
 

Year 2

Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 1
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 3
Choice from 85 units...
 
Student Elective 3
Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 2
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 4
Choice from 85 units...
 
Student Elective 4
 

Year 3

Major 1  
Advanced Unit 1
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 2
 
Student Elective 5
 
Student Elective 6
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 3
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 4
 
Student Elective 7
 
Student Elective 8
 
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Degree combinations

The combinations below are study options which should be studied together, eg majors, minors or individual units which should be studied in conjunction with each other, and/or study options which are compulsory in this course. Choose one of the options to see the required units for that combination.

BCA Theatre Major History + Theory Minor
BCA Visual Arts Major History + Theory Minor
BCA History and Theory Major + Theatre Minor
BCA History and Theory Major + Visual Arts Minor