Bachelor of Creative Arts / Bachelor of Commerce

University of Wollongong

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

The Bachelor of Creative Arts prepares students to become part of the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. The Bachelor of Commerce provides core skills in many business functions, essential to the contemporary arts and creative industries, as well as specialist knowledge in a chosen field. An understanding of the creative arts in tandem with practical commercial, business and administrative skills is essential for a career in arts administration, publishing, musical entrepreneurship or management of performing arts centres, museums, theatres or galleries. It gives practising artists and designers a unique edge in managing their talents for professional purposes. By expanding specialisations, students are able to carve out a career of their choice and gain highly competitive skills in a global workplace. It also enables people pursuing careers in business to think and work creatively and apply their business skills in the creative industries.


4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.


  • Accountancy
  • Business law
  • Creative writing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Graphic design
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Public relations
  • Supply chain management
  • 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 75 or an IB of 26. 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.


Some majors within the Bachelor of Commerce enable graduates to meet the membership requirements of relevant professional associations. For detailed information visit

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: $133,272
  • ATAR: 65
  • Part-time : 9 years
  • Full-time : 4.5 years

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