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Undergraduate courses

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Creative Arts


Undergraduate courses

2014

Creative Arts James Cook University

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Study Creative Arts

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Cairns Courses Creative Industries

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Media Design

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Visual Arts

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Photomedia

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Interactive Technologies & Games Design

Townsville Courses New Media Arts

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Illustration & Visual Media

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Media Design

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Music & Sound Media

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Photomedia

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Multimedia Journalism

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Interactive Technologies & Games Design

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Alternative Entry Pathways

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Diploma of Creative Arts

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Diploma of Information Technology

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Accommodation 26 Creative courses summary

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“I had the ambition to not only go farther... but to go as far as it was possible to go.� Captain James Cook James Cook (1728-1779) was a remarkable navigator and explorer, whose legacy is still with us. His three voyages across the Pacific had profound influence on many areas of human endeavour: astronomy, marine surveying, cartography, geography, natural history and anthropology.

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James Cook University Education for a confident future With its campuses and study centres throughout Queensland and in Singapore, internationally awarded JCU is a wise choice for students seeking a high-ranking, culturally diverse education that will equip them to make a difference in their world. JCU students have unique opportunities to gain academic knowledge and genuine, real-life experience Australian and international employers are looking for. The University’s tropical location and proximity to World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region have strongly influenced the course options offered. More than 40 per cent of the world’s population now lives in the tropics and this is likely to be close to 50 per cent by 2050. The region generates around 20 per cent of global economic output and is home to some 80 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. JCU is recognised worldwide for the quality of research and educational programs that further tropical knowledge – ecology, medicine, environment, sustainability and marine biology. Named after Captain James Cook (17281779), the remarkable navigator and explorer who was the first to map the coastline of eastern Australia, JCU also maintains a deep commitment to the Indigenous peoples of Australia. Few universities provide the breadth of Indigenous educational opportunities that

JCU offers. The whole University community values and celebrates the achievements of its many distinguished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, graduates and staff. An over-riding goal of the University is that when JCU students graduate, they will possess internationally-recognised qualifications, as well as leadership skills and self-reliance that will help each one take their place in the career of their choice and make a valuable contribution to local and global communities.

Teaching Excellence by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (now called Office for Learning and Teaching). • JCU was awarded five stars for ‘Success In Getting A Job’ (see Good Universities Guide, 2012).

An exceptional education •JCU has earned its place among the top 4 per cent of universities around the world (see Academic Ranking of World Universities). • The University achieved the Australian Government’s highest ranking of “Well Above World Standard” for its research in the areas of Environmental Science and Management, Ecological Applications and Medical Microbiology (see Excellence in Research for Australia National Report, 2012). • JCU’s Professor Jim Burnell, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was named 2011 Australian Lecturer of the Year. • Over the past five years, JCU academics have been awarded 39 National Awards for | 3


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Study Creative Arts Be inspired No matter what field of creativity you’re dreaming about, and whether you’re a local or international student, as part of JCU’s School of Creative Arts you’ll benefit from the experience and creativity of your teachers, and their passion for helping you to stretch your talents to the limit. In fact, a number of lecturers from our School have been awarded citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and students tell us that our lecturers are very special. As you work towards achieving your Creative Arts degree in the beautiful tropical study environment at JCU, you’ll be encouraged to discover new and exciting forms of expression and innovation, using the whole world of creativity as your inspiration. You’ll learn the skills required to build a career in the arts, designs, arts management, and creative businesses, as a freelancer or as a creative leader in public or government bodies.

Benefitting from creative partnerships JCU creative arts students benefit from many creative partnerships the School of Creative Arts has developed within the industry throughout northern Queensland. You’ll have the chance to build networks within galleries, advertising agencies, local government, Indigenous creative groups, newspapers, successful freelance artists, designers and photographers, festival organisers, arts fairs – all of which provide opportunities for internships, inspiration and practical experience and advice. Find out more about our industry partners at www.jcu.edu.au/soca/JCU_09643

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Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student support If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, the School is committed to helping you succeed in your studies and your career. We employ a full-time Indigenous Support Officer to provide you with academic, financial and mentoring support if you need it.

Study overseas You can also apply to Study Abroad with one of JCU’s 30 partner universities – or even participate in the School’s dual degree program with the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany, and receive credits towards your JCU degree when you return.

Cutting-edge facilities and equipment JCU’s School of Creative Arts building is a modern purpose-built complex that is made up of computer labs, photomedia and video laboratory, sound and music studios, practice rooms, and a professional gallery – eMerge. This gives you access to an amazing array of cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment that gives you experience on the latest creative technologies so you can take your place in the field you love with a sound knowledge of the technologies successful businesses and freelancers are using today.

Equipment and facilities within the School include: • Industry-standard recording studio equipped with a Digi design D-Command console employing the Pro Tools Digital Audio platform • Post-production suite with 5.1 surround sound and Yamaha 02R-96 digital mixing console • Individual sound-proofed stereo workstations loaded with Digi design Pro Tools • Cross-linked classroom/computer labs, which open to one mega lab with ceiling-mounted data projectors and surround-quality sound • 24” iMacs loaded with the latest full Adobe Creative Suite, Logic Pro, Max MSP, Reason, and the latest Pro Tools software • High-performance Mac Pro labs ideal for video editing • Frequent hardware and software upgrades • Large format, colour-managed Epson 4800 printers • Sony HDV video cameras with boom and wireless microphone kits • Sony XDCAM EX HD video cameras with solid state recording • Canon HDSLR cameras for video production • Phase One P Series digital back with Hasselblad and dedicated workstation • X-Rite ColorMunki for colour management of devices • 3X Gigapan Epic Panorama camera unit • Canon 5D mark II, 7D and 50D cameras • Specialised lighting studios fitted with Higlide lighting banks and Professional ProFoto Lighting • ProFoto location lighting kits with portable battery packs.


What you’ll experience As a JCU creative arts student you’ll be challenged to explore your creativity, inspired to build on your talents. Your lecturers will support you in your study and creative journey, with the help of specialist studios, rehearsal spaces and the latest technologies – all available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re a full-time student you will typically spend 12 to 15 hours a week in classes, after which you can pursue relative projects and collaborations. That might be talking to, or working with, your peers, working in a studio, making use of the outstanding resource facilities in the library, networking with creative professionals – or simply allowing the beautiful natural environment around the campus to inspire you. While you are studying, you will have amazing opportunities to work on intern and other creative projects with local creative industries, as well as with national and international partner organisations and studios. Intern students spend periods of time working in partner offices. You may also be offered commissions by industry partners. You will have access to the latest technologies. You can borrow from our extensive range of photographic, sound or video equipment, and work in project teams around the campus or as an individual artist or designer pursuing a creative goal. There is no extra charge for using our state-of-the-art equipment, and you can complete your subjects without having to purchase your own.

You’ll be encouraged to be involved in a range of extra-curricular activities such as exhibitions, festivals, fairs and social events. Students who reach the fourth year Honours program often work with staff on research projects and collaborations, which can progress through to Masters and PhD programs. Your lecturers will help you throughout your studies to prepare for the realities and demands of the commercial world, so that you can build a rewarding and sustainable career as a practising artist, industry practitioner, or in the wide variety of contemporary careers that call upon aesthetic knowledge and understanding. No matter what you choose, your lecturers will help you create a portfolio of skills and attributes of interest for industry or community clients.

The creative arts industry is one of the fastestgrowing sectors worldwide, and constantly offers new opportunities. In Australia alone, it is currently valued at around $34 billion, so there are definitely places for your talents to shine. JCU Creative Arts graduates are working today in careers around the world, as graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, news photographers, artists, stage managers, studio administrators, lighting specialists, post production specialists, film producers, curators of museum collections, actors – the list is a large one and you could be on it.

Career opportunities Be part of a $34 billion industry You’ll be amazed at the diversity of careers our graduates embark upon. Your choice might be to follow a traditional career in areas such as government (for example, as a cultural officer), or as an employee, team leader or business owner in design, print, sound, photography or multimedia industries, or in education (which will require you to gain further qualifications). Your Bachelor of Creative Arts can help you find a stable traditional career – or it can take you into the world of creative freedom and independence.

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Creative Arts at JCU Cairns

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Creative Industries

Cairns Campus Course

Bachelor of Creative Industries Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Cairns 321411

What is Creative Industries?

Course structure*

This is a versatile course that combines creative arts skills with technology and management skills. The Bachelor of Creative Industries is available at JCU’s Cairns campus. Graduates will have a skill set that enables them to pursue a range of careers in contemporary creative industries, either as practising artists and designers, or with arts organisations, or in the large number of contemporary careers that call upon aesthetic knowledge and understanding.

Course overview In addition to the degree’s multi-discipline creative arts core, there are three areas of specialisation in this degree from which students can choose to major: • Media Design • Photomedia • Visual Arts. These majors are detailed over the following pages.

Course highlights All Bachelor of Creative Industries students take a common set of multi-discipline studies. Students then select discipline subjects to form a creative arts major plus electives, as set out in the information on this page.

Career opportunities As a Creative Industries student, you will have opportunities for professional placements or experience with a range of creative organisations in the region, nationally and overseas.

Professional Practice Graduates of the Diploma of Visual Arts or Diploma of Indigenous Visual Arts from Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE can apply for advanced standing into Level 2 of JCU’s Bachelor of Creative Industries.

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* Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Each subject involves, on average, three hours of contact time per academic week (total of 39 hours over the 13-week teaching period). Students are expected to study and work for an additional seven hours per subject per week during the teaching period. Therefore, a full-time student is expected to be working and studying for 40 hours per week. Subject information is included as an indicator and is subject to change. Major subjects

Photomedia

Media Design

Visual Arts

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Digital Media

Foundation Photomedia

Digital Imaging

Foundation Visual Arts

Digital Photogaphy

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Arts in Perspective

Through the Lens

Design for Print

Drawing Concepts & Techniques

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Digital Video

Web Design

Painting Concepts & Techniques

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Arts, Artist and Environment

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Creative Industries

Lens Based Media & Concepts

Web Design & Concepts

Art Concepts and Communications

Curatorial Practice

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Collaborative Development

The Reflective Practitioner

The Reflective Practitioner

The Reflective Practitioner

History and the Theory of Creative Practice

History and the Theory of Creative Practice

History and the Theory of Creative Practice

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Creative Research and Production

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Artwork by JCU graduate, Rachel Skinner

Artwork by JCU student, Samuel Batt

“This degree allows you to explore your skills in a project-based way, but if you’re not sure of your direction, you can wait until second year and choose your specialist area then.” Rachael Wake Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design) Graduated 2011

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Media Design

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design)

Cairns Campus Course

Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Cairns 321411

What is Media Design?

Course structure*

Media design introduces the principles and methods of design for electronic and print media. The course emphasises the development of creative concepts in media design and in art.

Level 1

Course highlights Subjects include digital photography, digital video and design for print. Guest lectures, specialised equipment and software, plus small collaborative groups are features of this major.

Career opportunities As well as individual arts practice in either media arts or design, career examples include: • • • • • • • • •

Arts administration Art directors Arts education officers Graphic designers Video art Arts retailing Community arts officers Cultural tourism Exhibitions and events management.

Digital Imaging Design for Print Plus three elective subjects from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 2 Web Design Media Design & Concepts Plus three elective subjects from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3 The Reflective Practitioner History & Theory of Creative Practice Professional Practice Creative Research & Production Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

*Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Artwork by JCU student, Andrea Schutz

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Image by JCU graduate, Chanel Baran

Image by JCU graduate, Khara Deurhof

“After my first photography class at JCU with an inspiring lecturer, I was hooked. Initially, I started my degree wanting to be a graphic designer, but I have never looked back since that first class.� Chanel Baran Bachelor of New Media Arts (Digital Imaging)* Graduated 2011 Freelance photographer * Now Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photo Media)

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Photomedia

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Photomedia)

Cairns Campus Course

Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Cairns 321411

What is Photomedia?

Course structure*

This course offers a balance of practice and theory for careers in digital imaging and photography. You will learn the principles and practice of digital photographic capture, both on location and in the studio, as well as digital image processing and output. You will also develop advanced skills in image manipulation, colour management, digital workflows and printing fine art digital print.

Course highlights Major highlights include 24/7 access to specialist photographic studios, state-of-the-art lighting and photo-media equipment, high-end print facilities and computer stations. Visiting industry guests present lectures and workshops, and you can participate in field trips and study tours.

Career opportunities

Foundation Photo Media Through the Lens Plus three elective subjects from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 2 Digital Video Lens Based Media & Concepts Plus three elective subjects from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3

JCU Photomedia graduates work in diverse areas of photography and digital imaging locally, around Australia and globally. Graduates find careers in: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Level 1

Independent art studio work Digital art making News photography Immersive imaging Commercial photography Photojournalism Image manipulation Educational technology Magazine content and production Advertising Electronic publishing Educational technology Wedding/portrait and other applied areas of photography.

The Reflective Practitioner History & Theory of Creative Practice Professional Practice Creative Research & Production Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

Image by Charlee Royan

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Visual Arts

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts)

Cairns Campus Course

Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 321411

What is Visual Arts?

Course structure*

Visual Arts involves study of traditional artistic areas including drawing and painting as well as digital visual arts. In this major you will develop knowledge of art history and theory, and in your final year apply your skills in a range of cross-disciplinary formats and projects.

Foundation Visual Arts Drawing Concepts & Techniques Plus three elective subjects from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects.

Course highlights You will have access to a specialist art room where excellent materials and facilities are provided. You will also be encouraged to take part in community projects, internships and study tours.

Career opportunities Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers in the visual arts as: • • • • • • • •

Level 1

Level 2 Painting Concepts & Techniques Art: Concepts & Communication Plus three elective subjects from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3

Artists Community arts officers Arts administrators Gallery managers Arts education officers Arts retailing Cultural tourism Exhibitions and events management.

The Reflective Practitioner History & Theory of Creative Practice Professional Practice Creative Research & Production Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

*Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Artwork by JCU student, Adrienne Shaw

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Interactive Technologies & Games Design

Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

Cairns Campus Course

Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable) Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 312281

What is Interactive Technologies and Games Design? Electronic games and animation form an integral part of the global entertainment industry. Social networking and online video share sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube attract hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Imagine being at the cutting edge of enterprises where your ideas and programming are seen by millions of gaming enthusiasts, social network users and movie-goers? Career opportunities in this industry can take you around the world. Interactive Technologies and Games Design focusses on both the front and back-end integration of interactive technology design and interactive technologies – Web 3.0 applications, digital media, web/mobile technologies and platforms, 2D/3D graphics, animation, games design, computation arts, interactive visualisation, autonomous simulation and virtual worlds.

Course overview Interactive Technologies and Games Design is for those wanting to obtain skills relevant to the interactive entertainment and simulation industry, with a particular focus on development and design. Students will study a core program that provides them with the essential skills required for a professional IT career. Students will have the ability to construct advanced multimedia products that effectively communicate visual, aural and textual aesthetics in an interactive context. This major is much more than just the pure mechanics of the game. You will study the process of games and interactive technologies development in its entirety. Learn to develop the storylines or concepts, critically evaluate ideas, implement design theory and evaluate current and future industry trends through to the completed production stage.

Course highlights Project management subjects in Level 3 give you real life projects that demonstrate your potential to the world. Engagement in collaborative and team-based projects will help you develop your skills. You may collaborate with Bachelor of New Media Arts students on creative projects that use web-based technologies to integrate images, text and graphics. Information Technology students have unlimited (24/7) access to stateof-the-art computer labs on campus. This includes the School of Creative Arts megalabs in Townsville for those enrolled in design subjects. This major offers small classes in a friendly supportive environment with first class labs, wireless Internet and the ability to contribute to research projects.

Professional recognition JCU Bachelor of Information Technology graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities A degree in Interactive Technologies and Games Design can lead to a variety of exciting careers. The creative industries are currently valued at about $34 billion in Australia alone. Interactive technologies and games design is a growing market and skilled graduates are sought after. Graduate careers include simulations/multimedia developer and/or designer, web designer/programmer, application developer, project manager, software developer, video games tester/reviewer, animator, mobile platform technologies designer/ developer, digital product strategist, simulation design/developer, enterprise architect, software engineer, interface design and creation, interactive content creation, graphic designer, level and mission designer, storyboarders, and user interface programmer. Graduates are also suitable for IT project management, consulting and contracting in any IT-intensive industry.

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Programming I Introduction to Programming II Conceptual Modelling IT Fundamentals Business & IT interface Plus choose three elective subjects from IT, Creative Arts and Business. Level 2 Software Engineering Web Programming Hardware & Software Fundamentals Animation & Simulation Games Design & Technology Plus choose three elective subjects from IT, Creative Arts and Business. Level 3 Human Computer Interaction Information Security Project Management I Project Management II Simulation Plus choose three elective subjects from IT, Creative Arts and Business. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours High performing students, those averaging credits or higher, are encouraged to undertake an Honours degree. Students in Honours undertake training in research skills and specialist topic areas as well as completing a personal research project and thesis. Honours subjects are taught by senior academics who are experts in their field. Further study and research JCU offers postgraduate coursework and research programs in Information Technology. Entry to higher research degrees can be via the Honours program or an appropriate coursework Masters program. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with the Bachelor of Engineering.

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Creative Arts at JCU Townsville

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New Media Arts

Townsville Campus Course

Bachelor of New Media Arts Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311431

What is New Media Arts?

Course structure*

The degree develops in students the concepts, knowledge and technical skills to execute creative work in a contemporary, collaborative multidisciplinary environment. Students will encounter the latest software and hardware tools to enable high-level arts and design practice, and to prepare them for future employment in the creative, arts, design, communication and culture industries.

Course overview There are four majors or specialisations available within the Bachelor of New Media Arts: • • • •

Illustration & Visual Media Media Design Music & Sound Media Photomedia.

These majors are detailed over the following pages.

Course highlights The degree involves core studies that provide the theoretical grounding, context and knowledge needed to use current and emerging technologies in art making and design. You also complete a major where you can specialise in a practical way in an area of personal or professional interest. Students complete a core studies sequence that is designed to provide knowledge in planning, networking, creative industries and sector trends, as well as the understanding of key creative concepts, processes and collaborative methods..

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Each subject involves, on average, three hours of contact time per academic week (total of 39 hours over the 13-week teaching period). Students are expected to study and work for an additional seven hours per subject per week during the teaching period. Therefore, a full-time student is expected to be working and studying for 40 hours per week Teaching Period

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MAJOR SUBJECTS Photomedia

LEVEL 1 Teaching Period 1

Visual Arts

Introduction to Photomedia

Introduction to Media Design

Introduction to Visual Arts

Introduction to Media Design

Introduction to Visual Arts

Introduction to Visual Arts

Introduction to Music & Sound

Introduction to Music & Sound

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Media Design

Music & Sound Media Introduction to Music & Sound Introduction to Photomedia

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Information Design

Visual Arts & Concepts

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Photography & Society

Dynamic Media Design

Illustration

World Music

Professional Practice 2

Photographic Lighting & Contexts

Interactive Media

Drawing & Spacial

Music, Emotion & Meaning

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Immersive Imaging

Design Lab

Image & Text

Digital Music Technology

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Photomedia Portfolio

Media Design Portfolio

Visual Arts Portfolio

Music & Sound Portfolio

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Illustration & Visual Media

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Illustration & Visual Media)

Townsville Campus Course

Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 311431

What is Illustration and Visual Media? Illustration and Visual Media focusses on technical and conceptual skills in drawing for contemporary media. Each subject addresses theoretical and practical applications, ranging from fundamental elements and principles to studio and computer lab-based activities. Creative projects prepare you for a diversity of career paths including illustration, book arts, graphic installations, game design and their related industries.

Course highlights The Illustration and Visual Media major has a strong focus on drawing, and extends theory and traditional hands-on practices to digital formats. Highlights in this major include practical workshops in charcoal, pencil, pen, brushwork, silverpoint, gilding, tempera, gouache and watercolour. Digital software techniques include work in Photoshop and Illustrator in the Adobe Creative Suite, among others. Lectures and class critiques offer insights into creative development, principles of art, visual communication, art theory, and past and contemporary practitioners.

Career opportunities Graduates will have a diversity of skills relevant to the growing digital visual arts workplace. Career opportunities include: • • • • • • • •

Multimedia artist Commercial artist and illustrator Media industry specialist Digital advertising production Design and layout for print Book and magazine illustrating Individual arts practice. Film and television sound production

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Visual Arts Introduction to Music & Sound Introduction to Photomedia Introduction to Media Design Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1 Level 2 Visual Arts & Concepts Illustration Drawing & the Spatial Creative Work 2 Creative Culture 2 Creative Collaboration 2 Professional Practice 2 Plus one elective subject from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3 Image & Text Visual Arts Portfolio Creative Work 3 Creative Culture 3 Creative Collaboration 3 Professional Practice 3 Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

Artwork by JCU graduate, Josh Dykgraaf

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Media Design

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Media Design)

Townsville Campus Course

Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 311431

What is Media Design?

Course structure*

Media Design covers the creative use of images, text, voice, sound, video and graphics for commercial and artistic purposes. Students learn the principles and practices of graphic and multimedia design, and explore design theory and design practice in contemporary media using the latest technology. A distinctive feature of this course is the integration of a wide variety of media. Students gain skills that enable them to create and communicate using text, graphic, image, film, video, and animation.

Course highlights Highlights include 24-hour access to state-of-the-art software and hardware facilities in the Creative Arts labs, guest lectures by industry experts, projects involving community groups, and the opportunity to participate in real-world projects. Often held in the style of a student competition, such projects present the opportunity to experience professional practice while being at university. From the briefing to presenting the final project to the client, students learn what is needed to be successful in their future careers as digital media designers. Another highlight is multi-disciplinary teamwork. Media Design students work together with students from other disciplines, such as information technology. The projects created by these multi-talented teams allow students to design state-of-the-art, multitechnology product applications.

Career opportunities

Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Visual Arts Introduction to Music & Sound Introduction to Photomedia Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1 Level 2 Information Design Dynamic Media Design Interactive Media Creative Work 2 Creative Culture 2 Creative Collaboration 2 Professional Practice 2 Plus one elective subject from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3

Graduates will have the design and technical skills to pursue positions in: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Level 1

Multimedia design Web design E-commerce applications Design for mobile devices Interface design creation Interactive content creation Information design Graphic design work Independent art studio work Film making and animation production Commercials for film and television Magazine content and production Exhibition displays Advertising Digital media Electronic publishing Sales and marketing activities Staff training, and development and educational technology Corporate reporting and image making Online information management and communication.

Design Lab Media Design Portfolio Creative Work 3 Creative Culture 3 Creative Collaboration 3 Professional Practice 3 Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

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You will be learning from experts and can enjoy working across a range of media and creative projects where music and sound are integral elements. Guest lecturers and industry projects are also a highlight.

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Music & Sound Media

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music & Sound Media)

Townsville Campus Course

Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 311431

What is Music and Sound Media? Music and Sound Media involves studying the music of the present. The course brings together composition, performance and the use of technology to give you the concept skills for careers in the music industry. You will use digital or computer music technologies, enabling you to create or perform music in your own right, or work with a variety of instruments of your choice in collaboration with others.

Course highlights Course highlights include access to a state-of-the-art recording studio, hardware and software to support sound development and exploration, and the opportunity to work across a range of media and creative projects where music and sound are integral elements. Guest lectures and industry projects are further highlights of this major.

Career opportunities Graduates will have the creative and technical skills to pursue positions in: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Music and recording studios Film making and animation production Creating commercials for film and television Music and performance management Conferences and events production management Exhibitions Festivals and shows Music and theatrical performances Artistic competitions Presentations Training and educational technology Online information management and communication.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Music & Sound Introduction to Visual Arts Introduction to Photomedia Introduction to Media Design Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1 Level 2 Music & Sound Media World Music Music, Emotion & Meaning Creative Work 2 Creative Culture 2 Creative Collaboration 2 Professional Practice 2 Plus one elective subject from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3 Digital Music Technology Sound & Music Portfolio Creative Work 3 Creative Culture 3 Creative Collaboration 3 Professional Practice 3 Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Photomedia

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photomedia)

Townsville Campus Course

Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 311431

What is Photomedia?

Course structure*

This course offers a balance of practice and theory for careers in digital imaging and photography. You will learn the principles and practice of digital photographic capture, both on location and in the studio, as well as digital image processing and output. You will also develop an advanced conceptual understanding of, and skills, in image manipulation, colour management, digital workflows and the fine art digital print.

Course highlights Major highlights include 24/7 access to specialist photographic studios, state-of-the-art lighting and photo-media equipment, high-end print facilities and computer stations. Visiting industry guests present lectures and workshops, and you can participate in field trips and study tours.

Career opportunities JCU Photomedia graduates work in diverse areas of photography and digital imaging locally, around Australia and globally. Graduates find careers in: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Independent art studio work Digital art making News photography Immersive imaging Commercial photography Photojournalism Image manipulation Magazine content and production Advertising Electronic publishing Educational technology Wedding/portrait and other applied areas of photography.

With further study and qualifications, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

Level 1 Introduction to Music & Sound Introduction to Visual Arts Introduction to Photomedia Introduction to Media Design Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1 Level 2 The Digitised Image Photography & Society Photographic Lighting & Contexts Creative Work 2 Creative Culture 2 Creative Collaboration 2 Professional Practice 2 Plus one elective subject from any Level-1 or Level-2 undergraduate subjects. Level 3 Immersive Imaging Photomedia Portfolio Creative Work 3 Creative Culture 3 Creative Collaboration 3 Professional Practice 3 Plus two elective subjects from any Level-2 or Level-3 undergraduate subjects. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

“Working with some great lecturers and tutors at James Cook University was one of the highlights of my degree. As photography involves such a wide range of techniques and technological aspects, having knowledgeable advisors in practical environments meant the learning was a lot more enjoyable and effective.” Kristof Schrader Bachelor of New Media Arts (Digital Imaging)* Freelance photographer * Now Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photo Media)

Image by JCU student, Jessica Herodes

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Multimedia Journalism

Townsville Campus Course Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 311471

What is Multimedia Journalism?

Course structure*

The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism provides the digital media skills required for contemporary journalism careers, and prepares students to narrate stories using video, audio and text.

Level 1

Course overview The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism prepares students to enter a digital media world where stories are told across multiple platforms – radio, TV, print and online. Journalists are no longer expected to exclusively work in one medium. They are expected to be storytellers using a variety of digital tools – video cameras, audio recorders, digital cameras, and computers. Audiences are seeking fresh, innovative ways in which to get their news – from videos to audio and pictures, as well as text and through social networks. As a student in this course, you will prepare your own stories on a digital media platform, JCNN. This will give you real world experience in writing stories, filming news and producing audio pieces for a real audience, as well as producing a portfolio of work. Special attention will be paid to key roles including collecting sound, visual material, and helping to produce the media platform, JCNN. You will gain editing skills to get the stories out to deadline.

Writing Convergent Stories Photographic Capture Digital Music Media The Journalist & Society The Digitised Image Plus one subject from: Design for Media Communication Or an elective subject Plus choose two elective subjects. Level 2 Writing Convergent Stories 2 Media Law &Ethics Introduction to Broadcast Journalism Digital Storytelling Plus one subject from: Introduction to Web Design Music Sound & Media

Such real-life skills are complemented by studying a variety of subjects in creative arenas such as graphic design, photography, web authoring or digital music technology, as well as critically analysing the changing role of the journalist in today’s society.

Plus three elective subjects.

You will gain an understanding of the language of news, as well as learning how to work within the legal and ethical frameworks expected in professional practice.

Multimedia Production Photojournalism Video Journalism Industry Internship Radio Documentaries Investigative Features

Course highlights You will enjoy small class sizes and good interaction with lecturers. As well as working as journalists, editors and producers for the media platform, JCNN, students will spend time in the media industry, in TV, radio, print or multimedia as interns. The course incorporates work integrated learning from Level 1 (first year).

Career opportunities Tomorrow’s journalists will be working primarily for the web. Students will have a portfolio of multimedia work at the end of their degree. This will prepare them to enter the digital media industry. In addition to their journalistic skills, depending on their choice of subjects, graduates will have skills in web design, graphic design, digital storytelling, photography, and digital manipulation to add to their career skills.

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Level 3

Plus one subject from: Interactive Media Design Digital Music Technology *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.


Interactive Technologies & Games Design

Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

Townsville Campus Course

Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable) Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 312281

What is Interactive Technologies and Games Design? Electronic games and animation form an integral part of the global entertainment industry. Social networking and online video share sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube attract hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Imagine being at the cutting edge of enterprises where your ideas and programming are seen by millions of gaming enthusiasts, social network users and movie-goers? Career opportunities in this industry can take you around the world. Interactive Technologies and Games Design focusses on both the front and back-end integration of interactive technology design and interactive technologies – Web 3.0 applications, digital media, web/mobile technologies and platforms, 2D/3D graphics, animation, games design, computation arts, interactive visualisation, autonomous simulation and virtual worlds.

Course overview Interactive Technologies and Games Design is for those wanting to obtain skills relevant to the interactive entertainment and simulation industry, with a particular focus on development and design. Students will study a core program that provides them with the essential skills required for a professional IT career. Students will have the ability to construct advanced multimedia products that effectively communicate visual, aural and textual aesthetics in an interactive context. This major is much more than just the pure mechanics of the game. You will study the process of games and interactive technologies development in its entirety. Learn to develop the storylines or concepts, critically evaluate ideas, implement design theory and evaluate current and future industry trends through to the completed production stage.

Course highlights Project management subjects in Level 3 give you real life projects that demonstrate your potential to the world. Engagement in collaborative and team-based projects will help you develop your skills. You may collaborate with Bachelor of New Media Arts students on creative projects that use web-based technologies to integrate images, text and graphics. Information Technology students have unlimited (24/7) access to stateof-the-art computer labs on campus. This includes the School of Creative Arts megalabs in Townsville for those enrolled in design subjects. This major offers small classes in a friendly supportive environment with first class labs, wireless Internet and the ability to contribute to research projects.

Professional recognition James Cook University Information Technology graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities A degree in Interactive Technologies and Games Design can lead to a variety of exciting careers. The creative industries are currently valued at about $34 billion in Australia alone. Interactive technologies and games design is a growing market, and skilled graduates are sought after. Graduate careers include simulations/multimedia developer and/or designer, web designer/programmer, application developer, project manager, software developer, video games tester/reviewer, animator, mobile platform technologies designer/ developer, digital product strategist, simulation design/developer, enterprise architect, software engineer, interface design and creation, interactive content creation, graphic designer, level and mission designer, storyboarders, and user interface programmer. Graduates are also suitable for IT project management, and consulting and contracting in any IT-intensive industry.

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Programming I Introduction to Programming II Conceptual Modelling IT Fundamentals Business & IT interface Plus choose three elective subjects from IT, Creative Arts and Business. Level 2 Software Engineering Web Programming Hardware & Software Fundamentals Animation & Simulation Games Design & Technology Plus choose three elective subjects from IT, Creative Arts and Business. Level 3 Human Computer Interaction Information Security Project Management I Project Management II Simulation Plus choose three elective subjects from IT, Creative Arts and Business. *Course structure and subject information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours High performing students, those averaging credits or higher, are encouraged to undertake an Honours degree. Students in Honours undertake training in research skills and specialist topic areas as well as completing a personal research project and thesis. Honours subjects are taught by senior academics who are experts in their field. Further study and research JCU offers postgraduate coursework and research programs in Information Technology. Entry to higher research degrees can be via the Honours program or an appropriate coursework Masters program. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with the Bachelor of Engineering.

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Alternative Entry Pathways James Cook University has a commitment to make university education accessible and achievable for a wider range of people in our region. If it has been a while since you finished school, or if you do not have the academic entry requirements for the course you want to study, there are other entry options available to you. Below is a brief overview of some of the alternative entry pathways available at JCU – please contact the Student Centre for further information. James Cook University, The Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE and Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE are in the process of developing a partnership to provide a pathway into higher education for students who: • Did not get the results they needed for university entry • Did not complete school and would like to pursue further study • Are mature-aged and wish to return to study but are unsure of their skills • Have taken some study at TAFE but would like to undertake further study at university.

Six-month Tertiary Access Course (TAC) This preparatory course is for students who have not completed high school, or who do not have the academic entry requirements to enrol in some undergraduate courses at JCU. For more information, visit www.jcu.edu.au/sias

Diploma courses Diploma courses are 1-year study programs (or longer if taken part time) designed for students who may not meet the academic entry requirements for their preferred degree.

Alternative entry with QTAC The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offers alternative entry options, to show that non-school leaver applicants can have reasonable prospects of success in a course. Visit the QTAC website for further information on Alternative Entry: www.qtac.edu.au/Applying-NonYear12/AlternativeEntry.html

The Diploma of Creative Arts is extremely flexible and can be tailored to your desired area of study.

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Diploma of Creative Arts

Diploma of Information Technology

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Duration: 1 year full time

Duration: 1 year full time

Prerequisites: none

Prerequisites: none

Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC code: Townsville 311441; Cairns 321441

What is the Diploma of Creative Arts? This 1-year program provides a foundation understanding in creative cultures, contexts and communication techniques. Students choose a range of creative arts subjects as a means to explore contemporary arts practice. The diploma suits school leavers who may not have received the necessary entry score for a degree program, mature-age students who are returning to study and not sure if they are ready for a full degree program, or those already in the industry looking to upgrade their skills and/or gain formal qualifications. Many students start out in the diploma and, after six months of successful study, convert to a degree and count their studies towards the new program.

Course overview The Diploma of Creative Arts is a flexible course that enables students to explore either one creative arts area, or sample a range of areas from new media, digital imagery, music, visual arts, design, art theory and criticism. Students can build a study plan that is focussed or broadly based.

Course highlights The Diploma is a way to learn about the range of creative areas offered within the School of Creative Arts. The program is flexible and can be tailored to your desired area of study, with six of the eight subjects required for the completion of a diploma chosen from offerings from the School of Creative Arts. The remaining two can be chosen from other study areas. Students enjoy all the benefits provided to full degree students, including access to industry experts, an opportunity to work with the latest creative arts equipment (hardware/software/cameras), and exposure to a range of creative events on campus and within the community. The Diploma of Creative Arts is a respected qualification in its own right. As well, on the successful completion of the diploma, you can continue into a degree program and receive credit for successfully-completed subjects.

Course structure The course brings together Level-1 Creative Arts subjects with effective communication subjects. Students can include electives from a wide range of options including Business, Marketing, Information Technology, Law or Psychology.

Mid-year entry: Possible* QTAC code: Townsville 312291; Cairns 322291 * Available mid year if students complete ‘Introduction to Programming 1’ in Study Period 7 (23 June to 18 July, 2014). Students can seek clarification from the Faculty Office.

What is the Diploma of Information Technology? This 1-year program provides a foundation in the study of Information Technology. Core IT subjects present a solid base and allow students to gain a solid foundation in IT at university level. The Diploma suits school leavers who may not have received the necessary entry score for a degree program, mature-age students who are returning to study and not sure if they’re ready for a full degree program, or those already in the industry looking to upgrade their skills and/or gain formal qualifications. This diploma can be your pathway to JCU’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design), where you can become a player in the global entertainment industry.

Course overview The course includes core Level-1 Information Technology subjects and students have the option to complete two electives from within the School of Business, School of Creative Arts or other areas of the university depending on the required outcome. Students may graduate with the diploma or receive advanced standing (or credit) towards the undergraduate Bachelor of Information Technology degree programs offered within the School of Business.

Course highlights Many students start out in the diploma and, after six months of successful study, convert to a degree and count their studies towards an Information Technology bachelor degree. Diploma of Information Technology students should expect all the benefits provided to full degree students, including access to industry experts via guest lectures, an opportunity to work with the latest equipment (hardware/software) in the discipline, plus exposure to the latest research and teaching techniques.

Course structure* Core subjects within the Diploma of Information Technology include: • Contemporary Business Communications • Preparatory Mathematics • Introduction to Programming I • IT Fundamentals • Introduction to Programming 2 • Conceptual Modelling Plus two elective subjects from: • Accounting for Decision Making • Economics for Sustainable Business • Business, Environment & Society in the Tropics • Managing Consumer Markets • Business Information Systems • Business & IT Interface * This information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Accommodation Deciding where to live

JCU Accommodation Service

Townsville campus

You may be moving away from home for the first time. We understand. It can be a big deal finding a new place to call home. The dedicated JCU Accommodation Service team are there to help you. They understand how important it is to find accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Read on for an overview of the accommodation choices at JCU campuses.

Living on campus JCU’s Townsville campus has seven on-campus colleges and halls offering accommodation for around 1,478 students.

Start looking ASAP Availability of accommodation is limited, so it is a very good idea to start organising accommodation as soon as possible after you have chosen to study at JCU. A great tip is to start arranging your accommodation as soon as you apply to JCU to avoid disappointment. Registrations open each year on 1 August for the following year and 1 April for the following semester. This means you are definitely in the queue for on-campus accommodation. You can apply online at www.jcu.edu.au/ accommodation

How much does accommodation cost? An average price per week for a student room in a hall or college with full-board (all meals provided) will range from $270 to $350. On-campus halls and colleges offer discounts for up-front payments or if you have a sibling staying there. Rental and share accommodation in Townsville and Cairns can cost around $120 to $180 per week for a room in a share apartment or house.

Help with accommodation costs If you have to move away from home to study and are from a disadvantaged background, Commonwealth Government Scholarships can assist with relocation and accommodation costs. www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

Homestay/boarding with a family Contact the Accommodation Service to learn more about boarding with a family and for help to decide whether this option is right for you.

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On-campus accommodation means you will be living in student colleges and halls located on the university grounds. There are many advantages to living on campus. You’ll experience a social atmosphere, meeting up with fellow students and making lifetime friendships and connections with students from around the world and outside your academic circles. And you can also walk or cycle to your classes. For students who are not so keen on cooking for themselves, the majority of on-campus accommodation provides three meals a day. There is one self-catering hall, Rotary International House. Colleges There are three colleges on the JCU Townsville campus. Most colleges offer full board, with three meals a day. There are single room and share options, with a range of prices.

Our two preferred off-campus options are within 400 metres of campus, making it an easy walk to uni. Cairns Student Lodge Fully-catered accommodation for 225 students. (07) 4057 1111 <info@studentlodge.com.au> www.studentlodge.com.au The Beaches Luxury apartments: www.the-beaches.com.au Share house/private rental accommodation If you think you would like to live in a share house, we recommend you contact Cairns Sharehouse, a private business that professionally manages share facilities for students in houses, units and apartments around Cairns. (07) 4041 1875 <info@cairns-sharehouse.com> www.cairns-sharehouse.com

Colleges are: • The Saints Catholic College • St Mark’s College • The John Flynn College. Halls of residence There are four non-denominational, on-campus halls housing 770 students. Options include full board and self-catering, single- and twin-share rooms and townhouses. Some wheelchair accessible self-catering units are available. • University Hall • George Roberts Hall • Western Courts • Rotary International House. Enquire via www.jcu.edu.au/jcuhalls Off-campus accommodation Popular off-campus choices that are a short distance from campus are: • Cedar Lodge Motel • Riverside Convention Centre.

Cairns campus Off-campus accommodation Cairns is an internationally recognised premier tourist destination. There are many commercial accommodation providers offering short- and long-term accommodation, as well as share house and homestay options. To check options, visit our website www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options available – from on campus to off campus. JCU’s Accommodation Service will be happy to help you find the right option for you.


Creative courses summary

BACHELOR DEGREES with majors

Prerequisites

Creative Industries Media Design Visual Arts Photomedia

English

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Interactive Technologies & Games Design

English

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

-

yes

18/62

7 8 9 10

322281

-

yes

17/64

11, 19

-

yes

17/64

18

-

-

yes

18/62

13 14 15 16 17

Mid- year entry

OP/RANK

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Townsville

Cairns

Others

3

-

321411

3

312281

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

English

3

311471

New Media Arts Illustration & Visual Media Media Design Music & Sound Media Photomedia

English

3

311431

PATHWAY PROGRAMS

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

Diploma of Creative Arts

none

1

311441

321441

yes

20/60

Diploma of Information Technology

none

1

312291

322291

yes

20/60

21

Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

Internal Selection Program (ISP)

0.5

apply to JCU

apply to JCU

yes

N/A

20

N/A = not applicable Please note, Honours programs are available for most JCU bachelor degrees. The minimum duration for an Honours degree is four years of full-time study. Not all majors are available at both campuses.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no longer the need for graduates to travel south to secure a good job. There is a lot of creativity to be explored locally. The School of Creative Arts supplies students with state-of-the-art editing equipment and up-to-date resources, so hands-on learning is really encouraged.â&#x20AC;? Robert Crispe Studying Bachelor of New Media Arts (Media Design and Digital Visual Art*) * Now Illustration and Visual Media

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Š James Cook University, Marketing and Engagement, April 2013. Edit: Anna Truman, Angus McColl Design: Tony Cowan, Cameron LeBherz Print: Lotsa Photography: 123RF, Andrew Rankin, Anna Rogers, Brad Newton, iStockphoto, Kerry Trapnell, Orpheus Island Resort, Paul Dymond, Photocall, Romy Siegmann, Steven Nowakowski, Steve Rutherford, Through the Looking Glass Photography, Tourism Queensland. This publication is intended as a general guide. Information is correct at the time of printing. Prospective students should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice. James Cook University CRICOS Provider number 00117J


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