Courses Handbook 2010

311508 v.1 Bachelor of Arts (Media, Culture and Creative Arts) (Honours)


Course CRICOS Code: 055610G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year

Introduction (HB)

This course educates students in conceptual and theoretical aspects of academic practice, provides them with research methodologies appropriate to their honours project and the practical experience of applying concepts to investigation through the production of a dissertation or creative project and exegesis.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Duration and Availability (HB)

Honours is normally completed in one year of full-time study or its part-time equivalent.

Course Organisation (HB)

In the first half of the course, students undertake a unit in concepts and theories (50 credits), a unit in methodologies appropriate to their research topic (25 credits) and a unit of supervised thesis preparation (25 credits), and for the second half of the course, the production of a dissertation or creative project and exegesis (100 credits).

Career Opportunities

An honours degree is a prerequisite for research and other higher degrees. An honours degree may also attract higher status and rates of pay in employment.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1
309471 v.2   Librarianship and Corporate Information Management Honours Major 200.0
309473 v.2   Internet Studies Honours Major 200.0
309474 v.2   Journalism Honours Major 200.0
309476 v.2   Mass Communication Honours Major 200.0
309477 v.2   Media Studies Honours Major 200.0
309478 v.2   Screen Arts Honours Major 200.0
309481 v.2   Creative Writing Honours Major 200.0
309485 v.2   Performance Studies Honours Major 200.0
309482 v.3   Literary and Cultural Studies Honours Major 200.0
309486 v.3   Professional Writing and Publishing Honours Major 200.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y   Y  
2010 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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