Design your pathway and study in Australia
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Creative industries are a core part of Australia’s emerging services economy, and creative practitioners and innovators are increasingly finding themselves working and collaborating across boundaries. The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an innovative program that tailors its offerings to a student’s unique ambitions and interests. The personalised nature of the program empowers students to identify their own ambitions, then equips them with the skills, theory and practice to navigate existing pathways—or design their own.
Students are able to enjoy exploring the ever-changing hub of the Gold Coast and advance into the next chapter of their career sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
Tailor the program with flexibility
The Bachelor of Creative Arts at Bond provides students with the opportunity to design their own unique path relevant to their future ambitions. Students have the flexibility to apply their creative practice to a range of industries including Business, Creative Writing and Humanities. Students can choose from a vast range of specialist Major options including: Social Media, Advertising, Language, Criminology, International Relations, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and many more.
Students experience learning in a collaborative environment, through a personalised approach to teaching and small class sizes. Students are continually encouraged to explore their creative potential through a project-based approach to learning.
- Tailor study interests to personal career ambitions
- Choose from over 40 specialist majors
- Learn from recognised industry professionals
About the program
The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an innovative program that tailors its offerings to students’ unique ambitions and interests. The personalised nature of the program empowers students to identify their own ambitions, then equips them with the skills, theory and practice to navigate existing pathways—or design their own. Creative Arts students undertake three majors. Show more
The Bachelor of Creative Arts is an innovative program that tailors its offerings to students’ unique ambitions and interests. The personalised nature of the program empowers students to identify their own ambitions, then equips them with the skills, theory and practice to navigate existing pathways—or design their own. Creative Arts students undertake three majors. All students begin with creative writing subjects to develop a range of foundation skills in creative thinking and narrative. Students also select a specialist creative major (Advertising; Communication & Society; Corporate Storytelling; Digital Media; Film & Television; Journalism; Media Studies; Public Relations or Social Media). Within their creative specialisation, students learn through a hands-on, project-based approach to learning, where they are encouraged to develop industry relationships, undertake creative internships and practice and publish within their chosen creative niches. Finally, the flexible program enables students to ground their creative endeavours within a third major. A creative entrepreneur may pursue a business major, an aspiring thriller writer might study criminology or a documentary filmmaker might study international relations to better understand working in a non–profit organisation. In the final stages of their degree, students will have the opportunity to develop a substantial creative project, which will knit what they have learned across their three selected content areas together into a major portfolio piece showcasing their skills and talents. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Communication and Creative Media|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Creative Arts program comprises of these subjects, as follows:
Core University Subjects (3)
All three CORE University Subjects must be completed by the end of your first year
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE 3)
Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement
Required Subjects (6)
- Creative Writing: Fiction and Non-Fiction (JOUR13-300)
- Screenwriting Short Fiction (FITV11-110)
- Creative Writing: Plot and Genre (JOUR11-110)
- Capstone Project (COMN13-300)
Choose (2) from the following list
- Advanced Screenwriting (FITV12-210)
- Australian Literature (AUST11-100)
- Creative Writing Project (JOUR11-111) (Faculty Approval Required)
- World Literature (ENGL12-106)
- Freelance Feature Writing and Blogging (JOUR13-318)
Creative Major Option (6)
Choose one of the following majors:
- Corporate Storytelling
- Digital Media
- Film and Television
- Media Studies
- Public Relations
- Social Media
Humanities OR Business Major Option (6)
Choose one (1) Major option from either the Humanities Major OR Business Major
Humanities Major -
- Australian Studies
- Chinese Language and Culture
- Counselling Interventions
- Digital Media
- Film and Television
- French Language and Culture
- Global Studies (Sustainability)
- International Relations
- Japanese Language and Culture
- Language and Culture
- Media Studies
- Public Relations
- Social Media
- Spanish Language and Culture
Business Major -
Students can choose 3 subjects (30cpt) from the list of available subjects from across the University, provided they meet the subject requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2020: $20,040* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2021: $21,040* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2020: $120,240
- Students commencing study in 2021: $126,240
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
2021 Year 12 Entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
Graduates of this program will be equipped for success in both creative and corporate environments and have the ability to integrate contemporary theory with cutting-edge creative practice, incorporating digital technologies. They will have critical and analytical cognitive skills, as well as the ability to consolidate and synthesise knowledge within their chosen discipline areas. They will also have the technical and creative skills for problem-solving, the ability to craft narratives that resonate with audiences, an understanding of the market and cultural forces that drive the creative industries, a command for the technologies of new-media storytelling and the flexibility to apply their creative practice to a range of industries.
Graduates of this program can expect to find a wide range of employment opportunities in the creative industries and various external industries depending on their chosen majors. This could include creative arts roles such as: creative writing, publishing, screenwriting, screen production, journalism (including long-form writing and documentary production), content creation, brand journalism, Podcasting, copywriting, social and digital media content creation, digital curatorship, graphic design, games writing, TV production, multi-media design, video animation, creative direction. Graduates could also work in creative or communications roles within other industries, for example communications and content-creation in corporate, political or not-for profit sectors. Students may also start their own business or work on a freelance basis.