Bachelor of Creative Arts

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

A UOW Bachelor of Creative Arts encourages students to immerse themselves creatively, critically and practically. Studying creative arts at UOW means students get the right balance of practical and theoretical subjects and can design their own degree to meet their career aspirations. Be inspired by our purpose-built labs, the experienced practising writers teaching in their areas of expertise. Students benefit from technical facilities and studio-based practice where they are encouraged to carve out their own creative niche. Work alongside exceptional artists exploring new genres and forms in the creative industries and the impact these have on the creative landscape. This degree prepares students to become part of the global creative industries and a community as passionate about self-expression as the students are. A Creative Arts degree equips students with a sound knowledge of contemporary arts, art theory and history within Australia and how that fits within an international context, reflecting on social, cultural and ethical issues.


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Students undertake a specific program and course structure for their appropriate major study. Opportunities exist for artistic collaboration, exchange and study abroad.


  • Creative writing
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual arts
  • Visual arts and design

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 70 or an IB of 25. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $80,496
  • ATAR: 61
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

A Dean's Scholar program is available for high achieving students. The Dean's Scholar program gives students an enriched educational experience. Dean's scholars are supported by a member of academic staff to advise on matters concerning academic study.

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