Bachelor of Creative Arts

Bond University

The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an innovative program that tailors its offerings to students' unique ambitions and interests. The personalised nature of the program empowers students to identify their own ambitions, then equips them with the skills, theory and practice to navigate existing pathways - or design their own. Creative Arts students undertake three majors. All students begin with a creative writing major to develop a range of foundation skills in creative thinking and narrative. Students also select a second specialist creative major (advertising; communication; film and television; journalism; media; multimedia design; public relations or social media). Within their creative specialisation, students learn through a hands-on, project-based approach to learning, where they are encouraged to develop industry relationships, undertake creative internships and practice and publish within their chosen creative niches. The flexible program enables students to ground their creative endeavours within a third foundation major. A creative entrepreneur may pursue a business major, an aspiring thriller writer might study criminology or a documentary filmmaker might study international relations to better understand working in a non-profit organisation. In the final stages of their degree, students will have the opportunity to develop a capstone creative work project, which will knit what they have learned across their three selected content areas together into a major portfolio piece showcasing their skills and talents.

Course Fee:

Australian: $101,928
International: $107,472

Entry Requirements:

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.


24 Subjects: 3 Core University Subjects; 6 Creative Writing Major Subjects; 6 Creative Major Subjects; 6 Humanities OR Business Major Subjects; 3 Elective subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Australian Studies, Behaviour Management; Chinese Language; Chinese Studies; Communication; Corporate Communication; Counselling; Criminology; English as an International Language (ENIL); International Diplomacy; International Relations; Japanese Language; Journalism; Media Studies; Multimedia Design; Philosophy; Psychology; Public Relations; Film and Television; French Language; French Studies; Global Governance; Social Media; Spanish Language; Spanish Studies; Digital Business; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Event Management; Marketing Communication; and Marketing.

Further information:

Graduates of this program can expect to find a wide range of employment opportunities in the creative industries and various external industries depending on their chosen majors. This could include creative arts roles such as: creative writing, publishing, screenwriting, screen production, journalism (including long-form writing and documentary production), content creation, brand journalism, Podcasting, copywriting, social and digital media content creation, digital curatorship, graphic design, games writing, TV production, multi-media design, video animation, creative direction. Graduates could also work in creative or communications roles within other industries, for example communications and content-creation in corporate, political or not-for profit sectors. Students may also start their own business or work on a freelance basis.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
Gold Coast No info Yes Part time

Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, between the picturesque mountains of the hinterland and some of Australia’s best beaches, the campus is set on a 50-hectare site just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It features a range of recreational facilities, a lake and iconic buildings, which include on-campus student residences. The university’s practical learning facilities are equally impressive and have been designed to prepare students for the workplace. Students have access to teaching areas such as film and television studios, a psychology clinic, a legal skills centre modelled on the High Court of Australia, industry-standard financial trading facilities, various science laboratories, and clinical skills rooms with hospital-standard equipment for students of health science and medicine disciplines. 

Bond’s undergraduate courses are offered through the Bond Business School, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Society and Design. Each faculty offers single and combined degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties, including interesting pairings such as law with actuarial science, biomedical science or commerce. The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory core curriculum, comprising four areas: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Ethical Thought and Action, and Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement. 

Bond University recently launched The Transformer — an Australian-first program aimed at teaching big picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. This co-curricular program is designed to encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance entrepreneurial skills.

Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 
Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 

A range of programs and events provides prospective students with insight into university life. Student for a Semester gives high-achieving Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to enrol into a Bond subject, attend lectures and tutorials, and even submit assessments. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. For students seeking an accessible pathway to study, the Bond University Preparation Program is a two-semester course providing guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate programs. 

As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic students may defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific course content and makes internships available across a number of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has developed industry relationships through graduate placements, research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages global mobility among students. Bond currently has more than 80 university partnerships in 25 countries, allowing students to diversify their academic and cultural experience.

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Office of Future Students
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Phone: 1800 074 074 (National)
+61 7 5595 1024 (International)
Facsimile: +61 7 5595 1015

CRICOS: 00017B

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