Build on your successes in the Bachelor of Creative Arts by completing Honours to enhance essential employability skills in research, independent thinking, critical evaluation and oral and written communication.
Honours fosters a spirit of excellence by taking the knowledge and skills gained in your undergraduate degree to the next level. It introduces advanced theory and practice in your chosen major and encourages you to develop your practice, think independently and become a risk-taker in your field of artistic inquiry.
You'll undertake a self-directed project supervised by leading practitioners from La Trobe's Department of Creative Arts and English. You'll learn to conduct research in a practice-led environment and to develop complex conceptual frameworks. You'll also develop advanced skills in making, writing about and presenting your work for a public audience. You can also choose to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.
By graduating with Honours, you'll not only gain an edge in establishing your artistic practice as a career, you'll also have the opportunity to advance to further coursework or research at Master's level or, for high achievers, direct entry into a PhD.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Bachelor Degree Honours.
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), students must complete a total of 120 credit points across 1 year.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 WOMINJEKA LA TROBE: INDIGENOUS CULTURAL LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ABS0WOM 1 0 HUSS HONOURS THESIS A HUS4THA 1 30 HUSS HONOURS THESIS B HUS4THB 1 30
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More than simply consolidating the knowledge gained from your undergraduate degree, Honours develops your abilities in research and enhances other essential employability skills, giving you a career-ready edge in today's competitive job market.
Honours is also the best foundation for a postgraduate coursework degree, a higher degree by research or a career in academia. Complete the Honours program with distinction, and you could qualify for entry into the Masters by Research. If you're a high achiever, you could gain direct entry into a PhD.