Bachelor of Contemporary Arts




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This course has an emphasis on quality creative output and critical inquiry, with an international outlook. Students will gain professional artistic experience through development of creative networks, production, studio work and exhibitions, combined with theoretical insights that engage with our current visual culture. The course also prepares graduates with skills that are integral to the workplace, such as communication, independence, innovation and lateral thinking.
Related Careers
Photographer, Photojournalist, Photo Editor, Commercial Illustrative Photographer, Commercial Industrial Photographer, Photographic Artist
Employment Opportunities
This major prepares students for work in a number of areas that involve photography.
Fashion Major
Students investigate and apply a range of non-industrial construction techniques, creative material methodologies and contextual research approaches. The major also engages students in a range of contextual and historical investigations to do with the garment and textiles and the contexts in which they function.
Photo media Major
A unique major that combines production and critical analysis of still images. It encourages students to become critically aware of visual languages, and at the same time explore creative approaches to photography.
Visual Arts Major
The major is complemented by a rigorous conceptual focus to enable the student to develop their professional studio practice through a contemporary and historic lens. Students develop the confidence to exhibit publicly and to identify career opportunities in teaching, curating, independent studio practice, and with private and public arts agencies and institutions. The major culminates in a significant public exhibition, which further enhances the emphasis placed on professional practice.


Which department am I in? School of Arts and Humanities

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have obtained minimum of 24 points (minimum of 28 points for Law) consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level and 3 subsidiary level. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; GCE O Levels: Grade C or better; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

Entry Requirement For International Student

There are various ways to meet our admission requirements, such as Secondary school results, Successful completion of one year of tertiary study from a recognised institution, Completed Diploma program from a recognised institution.
English Minimum Requirements
Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
TOEFL iBT: 70 (no individual score less than 17)
GCE O Level: Grade C or better from specific countries as detailed in ECU is English Policy
GCE A Level: Grade E or better from specific countries as detailed in ECU is English Policy
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 57 with no score less than 50 for IELTS 6.0 courses. 64, with no score less than 58 for IELTS 6.5 courses.
OET: A minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Edith Cowan College (ECC)

Full Time (3 years)

Contact provider

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018

Mount Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street, MOUNT LAWLEY, Western Australia, 6050, PERTH, Australia