Bachelor of Creative Arts

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts prepares students to fill key creative roles in industries such as the performing arts, communication, music, and new media, drama, visual arts and related fields of education. Students complete major studies in drama, literature, media (Melbourne), music, or the visual arts and may choose a minor study in communication, creative writing, or in graphic design (Melbourne only). The Arts Advantage and Community Engagement units are also completed. Students are encouraged to actively engage with the community through the creative arts so that they enter the workforce with documented experience and evidence of their creative capabilities and achievements.

Course Fee:

International: $70,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English; QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA)


240 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Drama; Literature; Media; Music; Visual arts

Study Pathways:

May be eligible to graduate to postgraduate education programs. Students who have met the requirements of the Diploma in Liberal Arts can exit with this award.

Further information:

Career paths for this course include: Arts administration; Communications, public relations, film and multi-media; Community arts workers; Community organisations; Creative directors; Teaching (with further study).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Arts Administrator,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) 56.4 Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 56.4 No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) 56.4 Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 56.4 No Full time 3 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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