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2015 Undergraduate courses

Creative Arts


Undergraduate courses

2015

Creative Arts James Cook University

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Study Creative Arts

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Cairns Courses

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Creative Industries

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Media Design

Photomedia

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Visual Arts

Townsville Courses

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New Media Arts

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Creativity & Innovation

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Media Design

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Music, Sound & Moving Image

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Photomedia

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Multimedia Journalism

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Alternative Entry Pathways

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Accommodation 36 Creative Arts courses summary

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Find out more

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At James Cook University we acknowledge Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which JCU campuses and study centres are located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and elders, past, present and future. JCU is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to JCU and society.

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.

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Introduction A degree from James Cook University is a qualification of international standing, as our University is consistently ranked among the top four per cent of universities in the world. Our students are privileged to be taught by world-leading academics. With a focus on practical course experience, you will complete your degree ready for the workforce. This is a defining factor for employers and, in 2012, we were awarded five stars by the Good Universities Guide for ‘success in getting a job’. The quality of our teaching is recognised by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, which has awarded our staff 39 national awards for teaching excellence over the past five years.

Professor Sandra Harding Vice-Chancellor and President

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With the full purchase of our Singapore campus, we have extended our reach and sharpened our focus on issues of importance to the tropics. What this means for students is that James Cook University is now truly an international university where over the coming years, there will be more opportunities for our students to spend time studying in Singapore as part of their degree program. This guide is designed to help you learn about the University – our courses, campuses and more. I invite you to explore all that we have to offer and if you have further questions, staff at our Student Centre will be more than happy to assist.


Tropic of Cancer

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Our tropical campuses

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Cairns Townsville

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James Cook University Education for a confident future James Cook University (JCU) offers students an outstanding education. The Academic Ranking of World Universities positions JCU as a leading academic and research institution. JCU is placed in the top four per cent of more than 10,000 universities in the world. Among Asian and Pacific universities, JCU ranks in the top 100. Like all the best universities, JCU has a five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for graduate employment. The University’s focus is to create a brighter future for life in the tropics through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. JCU’s main campuses are in the heart of the tropics – Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. Australian students are able to study for a semester in Singapore, the thriving business hub of Southeast Asia. Study centres are located in Mackay, Mount Isa, Thursday Island, Atherton and Malanda, and there is a campus in Brisbane operated by Russo Higher Education. JCU offers a comprehensive range of courses, including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Allied Health, Science, Engineering, Law, Business, IT, Multimedia Journalism, Education, Creative Arts, Arts, Languages and the Social Sciences. Many courses include tropical and global perspectives.

The world of the tropics is attracting increasing global focus. And no wonder. The tropics is home to more than 40 per cent of the earth’s population, and some 80 per cent of all species. The world’s tropical zone is a powerhouse of promise, with economies in tropical regions growing at a faster rate than the rest of the world.

An exceptional reputation

The Australian campuses are located near the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics region. This unique environment attracts students from around the world.

Research activities

The University values Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures. JCU is proud to have a higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students than many other universities. Graduates are equipped with internationally recognised qualifications, leadership skills and self-reliance, and make valuable contributions to their professional fields, and to local and global communities. The University’s namesake is Captain James Cook (1728-1779) the navigator and explorer. Students are encouraged to find inspiration in his legacy and to take up a personal challenge of exploration and discovery.

Top 4% of Universities in the world

• T he Academic Rankings of World Universities has placed JCU in the top four per cent of universities around the world. www.shanghairanking.com

• T he University was rated by the Australian Government as performing ‘Well Above World Standard’ in the research areas of Environmental Science and Management, Ecological Applications and Medical Microbiology. www.arc.gov.au/era Teaching awards

• J CU academics have been recognised with 39 national awards for teaching excellence in the past five years by the Office for Teaching and Learning. Your future success

• J CU has consistently been awarded five stars in the Good Universities Guide for ‘Success in Getting a job’. www.hobsonscoursefinder.com.au

The University’s $10 million creative arts centre, featuring cutting edge digital sound and visual facilities with a commercial gallery and performance spaces.

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Study Creative Arts Be inspired Study for a Creative Arts degree in the beautiful tropical environment at either the Cairns or Townsville campuses. Discover new pathways for your creativity and learn innovative exciting forms of expression. Acquire the knowledge and understanding required to build a career in the arts, design, arts management, and creative businesses. Learn the skills to be a freelancer or a creative leader in the private sector or in public and government organisations. No matter what field of contemporary creativity you desire to work in, as a student of Creative Arts at JCU, your teachers have passion and talent, and will to stretch your talents to the limit.

Creative partnerships Creative Arts students benefit from the many artistic partnerships JCU has developed with industry in northern Queensland. Take up the opportunity offered to build networks with galleries, advertising agencies, local government, Indigenous creative groups, newspapers, successful freelance artists, designers and photographers, festival organisers, and arts bodies – all of which provide opportunities for internships, inspiration and practical experience and advice.

contemporary, industry-standard equipment. Students acquire a sound knowledge of current technologies used by successful businesses and freelancers. Equipment and facilities include: • Industry-standard recording studio equipped with a Digidesign D-Command console employing the Pro Tools Digital Audio platform • Post-production suite with 5.1 surround sound and Yamaha 02R96 digital mixing console • Individual sound-proofed stereo workstations loaded with Digidesign 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

Find out more about our industry partners at: jcu.edu.au/soca/JCU_09643

• Phase One P Series digital back with Hasselblad and dedicated workstation

Facilities and equipment

• X-Rite ColorMunki for colour management of devices

The Creative Arts building on the Townsville campus is a modern, purpose-built complex comprising computer labs, photomedia and video laboratory, sound and music studios, practice rooms, and the eMerge professional gallery. These facilities provide access to 6 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | jcu.edu.au

• 3X Gigapan Epic Panorama camera unit • Canon 5D mark II, 7D and 50D cameras • Specialised lighting studios fitted with Hi-glide lighting banks and Professional Profoto Lighting

• Profoto location lighting kits with portable battery packs. The Creative Arts program on the Cairns campus has the Photomedia Studio, which is an excellent modern purpose-built facility. It is equipped with: • An infinity cyclorama A range of industry standard Canon HDSLR camera kits (5Ds, 7Ds, 70Ds and 600Ds with lens, filters and tripods) • Lighting kits for both flash and video • Sony HDV video cameras with boom and wireless microphone kits • Large format, colour managed printers.

Learn and experience As a student of Creative Arts your studies challenge exploration of your creativity and builds on your talents. Full-time students typically spend 12 to 15 hours a week in classes, as well as study projects and collaborations. That might mean working with your peers, researching a topic or project, working in a studio or lab, making use of the outstanding resource facilities of the library, networking with creative professionals – or simply being inspired by the natural environments of the campuses. While you are studying, take the opportunities to work on intern and other creative projects with local creative industries, as well as with national and international partner organisations and studios. As a student you can access industry standard technologies and borrow from the program’s extensive range of photographic, sound and video equipment, for project team work or for individual artist or designer pursuits. There is no extra charge for using the equipment, and you can complete your subjects without having to purchase your own.


Discover new and exciting forms of expression and innovation, gaining experience and sound knowledge of technologies used by successful businesses and freelancers.

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Study Creative Arts There are opportunities to be involved in a range of extra-curricular activities such as exhibitions, festivals, fairs and social events. Students participating in the fourth year Honours program often work with staff on research projects and collaborations, which can progress to Master and PhD postgraduate programs. JCU lecturers offer expertise and advice to prepare students for the realities and demands of the commercial world. Build a rewarding and sustainable career as a practising artist, designer and industry practitioner, or in the wide variety of contemporary careers that call upon aesthetic knowledge or design understanding. With the help of lecturers create a portfolio of knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that are of interest to industry and community clients.

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Study overseas Apply to study abroad at JCU’s Singapore campus or at one of 30 JCU exchange partner universities around the world. Study subjects relevant to your course while overseas and receive credits towards your JCU degree. Participation in the Student Exchange program is subject to approval. Visit: www.jcu.edu.au/studentexchange

Add value to your degree JCU's Professional College provides noncompulsory activities and workshops that will give you extra skills in leadership, community engagement, and cultural competency – skills sought after by potential employers.

Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander student support

These programs are outside your degree studies but the extra effort will provide you with a valuable edge.

The University employs full-time Indigenous Support Officers (ISSOs) to assist Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with academic, financial and mentoring support. Scholarships and bursaries are available.

Visit: www.jcu.edu.au/procollege

Other resources include the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and the national Indigenous Cadetship Scheme (ICS), providing supplementary wages and work experience.

Be part of a $34 billion industry – one that involves careers in the public or government sectors as an employee, team leader or business owner in design, print, sound, photography, multimedia or one of the other creative industries. Or with extra study, become a teacher.

Visit: www.jcu.edu.au/austindigenousinfo

The creative industries sector is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, constantly flexing and changing. Creative Arts' graduates work around the world as graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, news photographers, artists, stage managers, studio administrators, lighting specialists, post production specialists, film producers, and curators of museums.

Career opportunities Be part of a $34 billion industry

Photograph by Jake Townsend Bachelor of New Media Arts

Creative industries is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia and worldwide, offering opportunities for innovation and imagination.

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Image by James Lazzaroni Bachelor of New Media Arts

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Creative Arts at JCU Cairns

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Photograph by Clare Powell Bachelor of New Media Arts

Design by Jessica Herodes Bachelor of New Media Arts

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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 code: 321411

What is Creative Industries?

Course structure*

This is a versatile course that combines creative arts and design knowledge 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, with arts organisations, or in the large number of contemporary careers that call upon aesthetic knowledge and design understanding.

Level 1 Teaching Period 1

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Level 2 Teaching Period 1

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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:

Level 2 Teaching Period 2

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• Media Design • Photomedia • Visual Arts.

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Course overview

These majors are detailed over the following pages.

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

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 internationally.

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.

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.

Teaching Period

Core subjects Media Design

Major subjects Photomedia

Visual Arts

Digital Imaging Elective 1

Foundation Photomedia Elective 1

Foundation Visual Arts Elective 1

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Digital Media

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Arts in Perspective

Design for Print Elective 2 Elective 3

Through the Lens Elective 2 Elective 3

Drawing Concepts & Techniques Elective 2 Elective 3

LEVEL 2 Teaching Period 1

Arts, Artist and Environment

Web Design Elective 4 Elective 5

Digital Video Elective 4 Elective 5

Painting Concepts & Techniques Elective 4 Elective 5

LEVEL 2 Teaching Period 2

Creative Industries Curatorial Practice

Web Design & Concepts Elective 6

Lens Based Media & Concepts Elective 6

Art Concepts and Communication Elective 6

LEVEL 3 Teaching Period 1

Collaborative Development

The Reflective Practitioner History and the Theory of Creative Practice Elective 7

The Reflective Practitioner History and the Theory of Creative Practice Elective 7

The Reflective Practitioner History and the Theory of Creative Practice Elective 7

LEVEL 3 Teaching Period 2

Collaborative Practice

Professional Practice Creative Research and Production Elective 8

Professional Practice Creative Research and Production Elective 8

Professional Practice Creative Research and Production Elective 8

Digital Photography

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Media Design

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design) Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC code: 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.

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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.

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

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

Design by Sandra Saether, Naomi Fenn, Kirsten Lyre, and Line Viske Bachelor of New Media Arts Graduated 2013

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Image by Erik Bergan Bachelor of New Media Arts

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A balance of practice and theory is demonstrated by Kara Deurhof in this photo.

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Photomedia

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Photomedia) Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC code: 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 prints.

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 Photomedia 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.

Chanel Baran Bachelor of New Media Arts (Digital Imaging)* Graduated 2011. Freelance photographer '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.' * Now Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photomedia)

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Visual Arts

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

What is Visual Arts?

Course structure*

Visual Arts involves the 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.

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 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.

Serena Kuring Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) 'I am very goal and career driven. While studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries, I feel I am following my heart’s desire as well as investing in my future. Artists play a significant part in recording and reflecting the cultural and natural environment in which they live. My studies at JCU allow me to gain incredible new skills, travel abroad, take part in internships and offer me opportunities that I would otherwise not have had. I enjoy taking on extracurricular activities and see my role as a student mentor enhances the student life of my peers as well as incredibly rewarding for me too!'

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

Course highlights

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Level 1

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


Digital image by Briannah Steele

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JCU creative arts students benefit from the successful partnerships the Creative Arts program has developed with industry throughout northern Queensland. Digital image by James Lazzaroni

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Creative Arts at JCU Townsville

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New Media Arts

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 code: 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, and 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.

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Course overview

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

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Creativity & Innovation Media Design Music, Sound & Moving Image Photomedia.

These majors are detailed over the following pages.

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

Course highlights The degree involves core studies that provide the theoretical grounding, context and knowledge for contemporary creative arts and design. You also complete a major where you specialise in an area of personal and professional interest. The core studies sequence 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.

Teaching Period

Core subjects

LEVEL 1 Teaching Period 1

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.

Major subjects Creativity & Innovation

Media Design

Music, Sound & Moving Image Photomedia

Introduction to Creativity & Innovation Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image Introduction to Photomedia

Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Creativity & Innovation Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image Introduction to Photomedia

Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image Introduction to Photomedia Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Creativity & Innovation

Introduction to Photomedia Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Creativity & Innovation Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image

Creative Thinking Elective

Information Design Elective

Music & Sound Media Elective

The Digitised Image Elective

LEVEL 1 Teaching Period 2

Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1

LEVEL 2 Teaching Period 1

Creative Work 2 Creative Culture 2

LEVEL 2 Teaching Period 2

Creative Collaboration 2 Creative Technology Professional Practice 2 Creative Enterprise

Dynamic Media Design Interactive Media

Art Direction Time-Based Media

Photography & Society Photographic Lighting & Contexts

LEVEL 3 Teaching Period 1

Creative Work 3 Creative Culture 3

Design Lab Elective

Digital Music Technology Elective

Immersive Imaging Elective

LEVEL 3 Teaching Period 2

Creative Collaboration 3 Creative Organisation & Innovation Professional Practice 3 Elective

Media Design Portfolio Elective

MSMI Post-Production & Portfolio Elective

Photomedia Portfolio Elective

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Creative Cities Elective


Image by Jacqueline Osmond Bachelor of New Media Arts Graduated 2013

Students develop the concepts, knowledge and technical skills and work in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

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Creativity & Innovation

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

What is Creativity and Innovation?

Course structure*

Creativity and Innovation is the study of creativity in urban, technology, and organisational settings. Students gain an understanding of design, creative technology, and experience economy innovation in this major.

Level 1

Course highlights Creativity and Innovation focusses on the concepts of creativity and innovation and explores the part they play in organisations and firms, economies and societies, art institutions and processes. This major also introduces students to the role of creators, creative thinking, creative technology, individual and institutional creative process, creative collaborations, ideas development, and models of business, design, artistic and social innovation.

Career opportunities Graduates gain competencies valued in: • • • • • •

Creative industries The experience economy Digital and creative technology industries Urban development Innovation fields Design businesses.

Introduction to Creativity & Innovation Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image Introduction to Photomedia Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1 Level 2 Creative Thinking Creative Technology Creative Enterprise 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 Creative Cities Creative Organisation & Innovation 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.

Students learn skills for creative thinking, collaboration, ideas development in relation to business, design and social innovation.

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Artwork by Marrianne Coady

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Students learn the principles of graphic and multimedia design, exploring design theory and practice. Logo design by Benjamin Likely

Media Design covers the creative use of images, text, voice, sound, video and graphics for commercial and artistic purposes. Digital image by Jolly Steele

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Media Design

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

What is Media Design? 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

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Media Design Introduction to Creativity & Innovation Introduction Music, Sound & Moving Image 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.

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

Level 3

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Design Lab Media Design Portfolio Creative Work 3 Creative Culture 3 Creative Collaboration 3 Professional Practice 3

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.

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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Music, Sound & Moving Image

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music, Sound & Moving Image) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC code: 311431

What is Music, Sound & Moving Image?

Course structure*

Music, Sound & Moving Image involves studying the use of sound in all media outputs. The course brings together composition, performance and the use of technology to give you the concept skills for careers in the music and moving image industries. You will use digital or computer music and moving image technologies, enabling you to create or perform music in your own right, or work with a variety of instruments and devices of your choice in collaboration with others.

Course highlights Course highlights include access to a state-of-the-art recording studio, and video, hardware and software to support sound and visual development and exploration, as well as the opportunity to work across a range of media and creative projects where music, sound and the moving image 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.

Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image Introduction to Creativity & Innovation Introduction to Photomedia Introduction to Media Design Creative Work 1 Creative Culture 1 Creative Collaboration 1 Professional Practice 1 Level 2 Art Direction Time-Based Media Music & Sound 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 Digital Music Technology MSMI Post-Production & 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.

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

Liam Collins Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music & Sound Media)* 'This course allows me to pursue my passion for music and sound production, while living in the familiar environment of Townsville, close to friends and family. While studying what I love, I am developing skills and capabilities, like planning ahead, meeting deadlines, staying positive and creating projects. Working in a group of fellow students can be challenging, yet the experience is teaching me to appreciate the talents and drives of others. Through the encouragement and instruction of faculty members, I am developing the vision I set for myself. I look forward to a future that involves advancing my skills in the field of new media.' * now called Bachelor of New Media Arts ( Music, Sound & Moving Image)

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Level 1

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


Access a state-of-the-art recording studio and video, hardware and software to support sound and visual development and exploration, and share in the opportunity to work across a range of media and creative projects.

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Learn the principles and practice of digital photographic capture, both on location and in the studio, as well as digital image processing and output. Image by James Lazzaroni

Develop an advanced conceptual understanding of, and skills in, image manipulation, colour management and the fine art digital print. Image by James Lazzaroni

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Photomedia

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

What is Photomedia? 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.

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image Introduction to Creativity & Innovation 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.

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Multimedia Journalism

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 code: 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 Introduction to Music, Sound & Moving Image 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 & Moving Image

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 (WIL) 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 to 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.


Learn to formulate stories with a fresh, innovative style in video, audio across platforms that include the most up to date social media.

Prepare for the digital media world – tell stories across multiple platforms of radio, TV, print and online.

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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.

Bridging subjects Many degrees in science and health have prerequisites in addition to Year 12 English. If you do not have these prerequisites, you may be able to complete a bridging subject in chemistry or mathematics as intensive subjects over the summer vacation. Contact the Student Centre on 1800 246 446 for information.

Upgrading options If you do not receive the OP/Rank required for your preferred course, there are other options to improve your OP/Rank. For example, complete study in another degree or diploma course, or complete a TAFE course. Contact the JCU Student Centre on 1800 246 446 to discuss strategies to help you upgrade your Rank.

Diploma of Higher Education (General Studies) Campus: Cairns; Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 1 year full time Prerequisites: English language proficiency Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Cairns 320001; Townsville 310001

Course overview The General Studies stream allows students to study subjects across all the diploma study streams. Successful completion of the Diploma allows entry into a wide range of degree programs along with advanced standing (credit) for some subjects successfully completed. To enter this pathway program, applicants need to demonstrate they have the English language proficiency required to complete the course.

Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

For further information, contact the Student Centre, Freecall (from within Australia) 1800 246 446 or email <enquiries@jcu.edu.au>

TAC is a short (six months full time or 12 months part time) preparatory course 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. It is free for eligible applicants and provides the skills and confidence to enter into many JCU degrees. For more information, visit www.jcu.edu.au/apply/pathways

Course structure*

Diploma courses at JCU The Diploma of Higher Education is a 1-year introductory course (two years part-time) designed to provide students with a supported pathway to higher education success. This course is for students who do not qualify for entry into a bachelor degree, or for those seeking additional support and preparation before moving into bachelor degree study. Students can study a mix of introductory and Level-1 (first year) subjects in the following study streams: • Business Studies • Engineering and Applied Sciences • General Studies (details included in next column) • Health • Information Technology • Science • Society and Culture. On successful completion of the diploma, students can graduate with the diploma qualification and then apply for entry into a degree course at JCU. Students transferring into a degree course may receive advanced standing for successfully completed subjects.

Alternative entry with QTAC The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) also take into account any work experience and other qualifications you may have gained since school, so it’s important to list these on your QTAC application and provide supporting documentation. You can also sit the Personal Competencies Assessment and/or Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with QTAC to improve your rank. Visit the QTAC website here: www.qtac.edu.au/Applying-NonYear12/AlternativeEntry.html 34 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | jcu.edu.au

Core subjects Developing Academic Skills Learning in a Digital Environment Stream electives Choose from any stream electives within the other Diploma of Higher Education majors Optional electives Introductory University Mathematics Introductory University Science Effective Writing *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.


James Cook University has a commitment to make university education accessible and achievable for a wider range of people. If you do not have the academic entry requirements for the course you want to study, there are other entry options available.

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Accommodation Deciding where to live Your accommodation options while studying at JCU will depend on availability, your budget and your individual preferences. Townsville and Cairns are large regional cities with a range of housing options for students. JCU also facilitates accommodation for students who are on clinical placement as part of their Health Sciences degree at our study centres across northern Queensland.

Start looking ASAP The JCU Accommodation Support Service facilitates the online application process for on-campus living in the colleges and halls on the Townsville campus. Competition is strong for this type of accommodation so it is best to submit your application and pay your registration fee early. You may wish to contact the colleges and halls directly and discuss their facilities first. For accommodation options off campus, the Accommodation Support Service maintains a web database of private rental and share accommodation in houses, units, granny flats, full board and caretaker arrangements in both Cairns and Townsville. Search these options and contact the accommodation provider directly via the Offcampus accommodation link at: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Making a decision Here are some things to think about when you are deciding where to live: • Do you want to live with other students? • Do you want to live on or off campus? • If you want to live on campus, have you registered your interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment? • Do you want to cook your own meals or have someone else cook for you? • How much do the different housing options cost? What’s your budget? • Do you want to walk to university?

What does it cost? Student halls and colleges on the Townsville campus offer full board, single room and share options, with a range of prices. An average price per week for a student room in a hall or college with full board (all meals provided) can range from $280 to $400. Rental and share accommodation in Cairns and Townsville can cost anywhere from $120 per week for a room in a share apartment or house. 36 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | jcu.edu.au

Help with costs

Townsville campus

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. For more information, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

Living on campus

Homestay with a family Staying with a local family in their home is another option that suits some students. There are also options for short-term housing arrangements. Visit the ‘homestay’ link on the JCU Accommodation website.

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 the Accommodation website (see below). 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

Singapore campuses On arrival in Singapore, most students choose to stay in an off-campus student hostel. A student hostel provides a good level of accommodation at a reasonable cost and gives students the time they need to make a well-informed decision on long-term accommodation. <accommodation-singapore@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Approximately 1,475 students live in student halls and colleges on campus. Most colleges offer full-board accommodation, providing three meals a day. Some have self-catering options. Student halls and colleges provide: • A single study/bedroom furnished with bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, wardrobe and phone connection • Internet access and email address. Additional facilities may include computer rooms, televisions, laundry, sport and recreation resources, and tutorial support. The halls and colleges are listed herein and you can contact them directly or visit the Accommodation Service website for links. RESIDENTIAL 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. Colleges are: • Saints Catholic College www.cathcollegesjcu.edu.au <saintcatholiccolleges@jcu.edu.au> • St Mark’s College www.stmarks.jcu.edu.au <stmarks@jcu.edu.au> • The John Flynn College www.johnflynn.org <info@johnflynn.org>. 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

Further information JCU Accommodation Support Service (07) 4781 4148 +61 7 4781 4148 <accommodation@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation


The choice of dedicated JCU accommodation suits a variety of needs and budgets. You can book online.

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Creative Arts courses summary BACHELOR DEGREE with majors

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes: Cairns Townsville

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Media Design

English

3

321411

-

yes

18/62

14

Photomedia

English

3

321411

-

yes

18/62

17

Visual Arts

English

3

321411

-

yes

18/62

18

English

3

311471

yes

17/64

Creative Industries

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

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New Media Arts

32 22

Creativity & Innovation

English

3

-

311431

yes

18/62

24

Media Design

English

3

-

311431

yes

18/62

27

Music, Sound & Moving Image

English

3

-

311431

yes

18/62

28

Photomedia

English

3

-

311431

yes

18/62

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PATHWAY PROGRAMS

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes: Cairns Townsville

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

Diploma of Higher Education (General Studies)

English language proficiency

1

320001

310001

yes

new course

34

Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

Internal Selection Program (ISP)

0.5

apply to JCU

apply to JCU

yes

N/A

34

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.

Photomedia course 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, as well as opportunities to participate in field trips and study tours.

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Want to know about the following? • • • • • • • •

Entry requirements for school leavers and non-school leavers How to apply to JCU – study costs and scholarships Campus life Accommodation Technology, library and study resources Student support services Information for Indigenous students Upcoming info sessions

Here is a full list of our Undergraduate study area booklets: Arts, Social Sciences, Social Work & Psychology Business & IT Creative Arts Education Engineering Law Medicine, Health & Veterinary Sciences Science

Then visit our Student Centre on campus and pick up a JCU Undergraduate Guide.

You can also find these booklets at our campuses, or online at: jcu.edu.au/publications

Online version: jcu.edu.au/publications You can also visit our website: jcu.edu.au

View specific course information online at: jcu.edu.au/courses If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact us: Student Centre: Freecall 1800 246 446 Email: <study@jcu.edu.au>

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