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Study Creative Arts at Curtin

Creative Arts

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Creative Arts
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Ideal for imaginative individuals, these courses develop your creativity and critical thinking.

Kate Mulvany

I had the best of the best here. Curtin has given me this beautiful gift – what I’ve got from that has been unexpected but completely wonderful.

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Broad career options

These courses are flexible, so you can follow your interests and create a unique, tailored program.

If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in the creative industries, our new Bachelor of Creative Arts will provide you with the practical skills and experience you’ll need to take your career anywhere in the world.

Throughout this three-year degree, you’ll gain a broad based, contemporary understanding of theory and practice in your chosen major. Learn from discipline experts and industry professionals, who will share their innovative, passionate and contemporary knowledge of the creative arts.

Gain first-hand experience working with industry-standard equipment in our Media Production Studio, Hayman Theatre and the Design and Art precinct studios, labs and galleries. You’ll have opportunities to exhibit, perform and screen works to the public in real-world settings, and benefit from professional internships.


By focusing on creative arts as a practice and discipline, you’ll balance creativity and practicality to broaden your career opportunities.

Choose to specialise in a major which suits your career aspirations. You may also be able to complement your chosen major with a minor or elective.

Why study

  • Our degrees are forward-thinking and practical, offering you comprehensive grounding in theory and a range of skills.
  • If you choose a single major, you can tailor your program to follow your own interests, drawing upon a variety of disciplines.
  • Some majors allow you to enhance your learning with a secondary major from within business.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate understanding of the broad discipline of Creative Arts, the theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking. Apply specific discipline knowledge and technical skills to the production of creative work
  • apply creative arts methods, experimentation critical thinking and entrepreneurial strategies in creative disciplines
  • communicate information and ideas effectively applying appropriate existing and emerging technologies within Creative Arts disciplines
  • understand, respond and engage with global perspectives in Creative Arts: demonstrate relevant ethical and sustainable responsibilities of creative practice activities
  • acknowledge, respect and support the values and knowledge of local indigenous and global cultures and the relevant bearing on Creative Arts production
  • demonstrate professional and career capable conduct, work collaboratively and individually within the Creative Arts Industry

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $500*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,500*
Total indicative course fee $87,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $500*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800*
Total indicative course fee $88,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,600*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: B-CRARTS
  • CRICOS code: 0100633
  • Last updated on: October 26, 2020