Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

306423 v.2 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts

Double Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies and Art

BA(Curtin), BA(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 044027C
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years


This double degree in Communication and Cultural Studies and Art explores Australian culture and society, past and present, and issues of national identity, indigeneity, interculturalism and multiculturalism, Australia in the global context and Australiaas a nation. This is combined with the application of contemporary art theories to particular texts, genres, periods and topics with the conceptualising, observing and analysing of visual information and developing this information into coherent visualform either through production of material-based artworks, performance or electronic arts.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

TEE English or English Literature, minimum scaled mark of 60 desirable. Folio presentation and interview may be required.

Specific Requirements

STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.


Applicants may be required to produce evidence of special aptitude and creative skills to the Department of Art. Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

Students undertake one major in Australian and Intercultural Studies, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Studies, Performance Studies, Professional Writing and Presentation or Publishing Practice with the major in Art. 50 Per cent of units are taken in the Department of Communication and Cultural Studies and the other half in the School of Art. In the Communication and Cultural Studies majors students take six compulsory core units, a major of eight full units and, in their fourth year, two full units of recommended electives drawn from the offerings taught within the School of Communication and Cultural Studies. In the Art major students take six full units in Visual Culture whilst completing six full units in Visual Researchover the first three years of the program. In the fourth year students will complete four full units in studio through completion of their individual studio projects.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other vital study materials. Some units within this course may have a field component, for which costs may be incurred.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

306999 v.1   Creative Writing Double Degree Major   400.0
307000 v.1   Cultural Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307001 v.1   Gender Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307002 v.1   Literary Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307003 v.1   Performance Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307004 v.1   Professional Writing and Presentation Double Degree Major   400.0
307147 v.1   Art Double Degree Major   400.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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