Course Description

The BCA Honours year is for students who’ve done well throughout their Bachelor of Creative Arts degree. If you have a Distinction average or higher, the Honours year offers an additional year of study to pursue both critical and creative projects. For your critical work, you’ll hone in on one topic from your undergraduate degree, writing a thesis of 10,000-15,000 words, and for your creative project, you’ll pursue a body of work in your chosen discipline. In both instances, the Honours year allows you to pursue a topic or theme you are really interested in with a supervisor who’s there to encourage and support you.

Potential employers appreciate the Honours degree because it demonstrates that students can: achieve complex goals, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively, and write clearly.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.5% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.4% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 50.6% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 35.7% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $45,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 006983G
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 843

Entry Requirements

Prospective candidates need to possess a high level of research competency and a strong foundation in theoretical work, they should have a demonstrated ability to focus on a defined topic and to sustain