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Creative Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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In this course, you will develop practical skills and knowledge in-studio and in key areas in painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture and drawing, developing the critical tools and material skills necessary to build your art career.

You will learn alongside practising artists and leaders in the creative industry, plus you will be exposed to the local art community with opportunities to network with artists through the Northern Editions and the CDU Art Gallery and Collection.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) is available for entry to suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Creative Arts with a credit average or higher to post-graduate study.

You will develop skills and knowledge in musical areas such as piano, voice production and guitar in two specialised areas, classical music or contemporary music. A third study area also offers a combination of the two meaning you can experiment with both genres.

You will have opportunities to participate in community projects with our partners, the Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO), the Darwin Festival and the Centre for Youth and Community Music (CYCM).

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) is available for entry to suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Creative Arts with a credit average or higher to post-graduate study.

If you are interested in studying the Music major, we recommend you possess Grade 4 Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Practical and Theory. Contact the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society after applying for auditioning.

Your studies focus on screen industry craft, knowledge and skills in film, television, digital media production and graphics/media design.

You will develop your skills and knowledge in conceptual, theoretical and historical understanding and apply it to a broad range of screen and new media design projects.

With access to digital media production hardware, facilities and the latest industry software, you are exposed to professional practices, processes and protocols. You will build a valuable portfolio of creative work and will also be encouraged to get practical industry practice, while you study.


This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Culture, Arts and Ideas 1

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 096876J
  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60 after any applicable bonus points have been applied.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26776 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26776 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    26776 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26776 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the residency requirements.

Living costs for Darwin

  • 1493 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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