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Creative Arts

2012 Undergraduate courses New Media Arts Illustration and Visual Media • Music and Sound Media • Media Design • Photomedia Contemporary Theatre Creative Industries Media Design • Performance • Visual Arts Multimedia Journalism Information Technology Interactive Technologies and Games Design


Katrina Youngman Industry Adviser, School of Creative Arts Director of Mojito Solutions, Web Design and Development

As an industry partner to JCU I have had the opportunity to meet talented students, offer guidance in their studies and ensure new graduates have the skills required to work in the industry. Working with JCU as an Industry Partner has been a very positive experience for my business and myself. When the students are required to work on a real-life project like creating a website for a company, I come in and offer them guidance and suggestions on how to improve their assignments, and give feedback on their performance to their lecturers. We regularly take on JCU students for work experience. It’s great for the students because it validates that what they’re learning at uni is relevant in the real world. All of the students I have had contact with

have been really enthusiastic, and high calibre. And what they tell me is that they enjoy the opportunity to get some real-life experience and are happy to be working in the industry rather than working in an unrelated field while they’re studying. It’s also the perfect opportunity for us to see which students are interested in getting some experience working in the industry, and who could be a potential employee. We currently have a third-year student working for us, while the rest of my team are all JCU graduates. What is most beneficial is that they come to us with a great set of core skills, and

we provide them with on-the-job training. For example, they know how to use the computer software we have, which gives them a head start, then it’s easy for us to teach them the systems we require them to use. Ideally what we would like to be able to do is grow the business so that we can put on a student every year and teach them the skills that they need, which works out for all involved. The key message I try to instil in students is that if they’re interested in this field, to get as much experience as possible and do what you’re passionate about.


Creative Arts Undergraduate courses 2012

Contents About James Cook University

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Study Creative Arts at James Cook University

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The student experience

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Be part of a $34 billion industry

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Industry connections

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Academic courses New Media Arts

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Contemporary Theatre

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Illustration and Visual Media

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Media Design

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Music and Sound Media

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Photomedia

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Creative Industries

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Media Design

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Performance

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Visual Arts

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Multimedia Journalism

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Interactive Technology and Games Design

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Alternative entry pathways

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Diploma of Creative Arts

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Creative Arts – courses summary table

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About James Cook University Strong foundations A dynamic university with more than 17,000 students, main campuses in Townsville and Cairns and satellite campuses in Brisbane and Singapore, James Cook University (JCU) is Queensland’s second oldest university. We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland. JCU became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when Queen Elizabeth signed the proclamation in Townsville.

Internationally recognised A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence. The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2010 placed us in the top 301- 400 grouping of the more than 14,000 universities in the world.* In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.** Only one other university in Queensland makes this prestigious list.

Teaching excellence Study with us and you will learn from expert teachers. Over the past three years JCU academics have won more than 20 citations for teaching excellence from the

Australian Teaching and Learning Council – more teaching awards than many larger universities. With degrees accredited by leading professional organisations, the University received four stars in The Good Universities Guide 2011 for outstanding graduate employment results.

Practical focus JCU courses will give you opportunities for hands-on experience from internships, vacation placements and real-world projects with business, industry and government organisations, to field trips in the natural environments of northern Queensland. JCU works with employers and industry groups to make sure our courses reflect best industry practice. Our courses will give you the key skills essential to all successful careers - effective writing and communication, how to research a topic effectively and the ability to use the latest technology.

advice and support. We also offer free workshops to help you improve your study and research skills. All of our students have access to the latest online study resources, 24-hour computer laboratories and free technology skills workshops. The JCU library, with its main hub at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville campus, is one of the best in Queensland.

“A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence.”

Helping you succeed JCU gives you the support you need to succeed. This starts with our friendly and approachable teaching staff and continues through to all of our services for students. Our Student Mentor Program links new students with second or third year students in the same course for

* International Handbook of Universities, International Union of Universities 2010. ** Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010. This ranking system is widely acknowledged as a leading global indicator of university status.

Our $10 million creative arts centre opened in 2008, with cutting edge digital sound and digital visual facilities, plus a commercial gallery and performance spaces.

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Study Creative Arts at James Cook University Be inspired

The big picture

The quality of teaching and learning in the School of Creative Arts is excellent. Creative Arts lecturers have won the prestigious JCU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning three times in the last eight years. Four of the School’s teachers have also been awarded national citations for outstanding contributions to student learning.

The School has a strong global view with subjects and learning experiences informed by the latest developments in creativity and the creative industries. You will have opportunities to exchange ideas and influences with the many international students within the School in both Cairns and Townsville. You can also take a study abroad semester or two with one of our 30 overseas partner universities. You can study subjects relevant to your course while overseas and receive credits towards your JCU degree when you return.

Student feedback rates teaching at the School of Creative Arts very highly.

Connecting with the Arts Community

Indigenous student support

The School of Creative Arts recognises the importance of staying connected to the wider community and arts sector to ensure our graduates are ready for the realities of the contemporary workplace. To achieve this, the School has two Advisory Boards, one for each campus, who provide critical advice to the School on our range of activities and strategic directions. The members of the Boards are significant artists or industry representatives in their own right; it is very important to the School of Creative Arts to have their continuing support and advice and they are outstanding role models for students in the School.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, the School of Creative Arts is committed to helping you find successful and productive career pathways. We employ a full-time Indigenous Support Officer to assist you with academic, financial and mentoring support if you need it. Scholarships and bursaries are available while other resources include our Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (TAS) and the national Indigenous Cadetship Scheme (ICS), which provides paid work experience and help with study costs. Visit: www.jcu.edu.au/study/ indigenous-students

• 12 quad core high performance Mac Pros ideal for video editing.

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

Cutting edge equipment • 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. • Four individual sound-proofed stereo workstations loaded with Digi design Pro Tools.

• Three cross linked effective and engaging classroom/computer labs which open to one mega lab with ceiling mounted data projectors and surround quality sound. • 24” iMacs loaded with the full Adobe CS5 suite, Final Cut Studio and Logic Pro software. Hardware updates take place every three years and software is updated annually.

• Four large format, colour managed, Epson 4800 printers. • 10 Sony HDV video cameras, with boom and wireless microphone kits. • Two Sony XDCAM EX HD video cameras with solid state recording.

• X-Rite Spectrophotometer for colour management of devices. • 3X Gigapan Epic Panorama camera unit. • Canon 5D and 7D mark II cameras, and Canon 50D cameras.

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The student experience As a Creative Arts student you have the opportunity to really explore your creativity and discover new and exciting areas of expression and innovation. The School of Creative Arts supports you to do this with specialist studios, computer labs and rehearsal spaces that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a full-time student you will typically spend 12-15 hours per week in classes, after which you can explore your creativity and inspiration. That might be talking to or working with your peers, working in the studio, making use of the outstanding resource facilities in the library or simply letting the natural environment around the campus inspire you. You will have access to the most up-to-date hardware, software and equipment the industry has to offer. You can borrow from our extensive range of photographic, sound or video equipment and work in project teams around the 4

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campus or as an individual artist 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. Your teachers will encourage you to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities such as performances, exhibitions and social events. We pride ourselves on being a friendly School, with staff making themselves available to you whenever possible. Students who reach the fourth year Honours program often work with staff in research projects and collaborations which can progress through to Masters and PhD programs for those who excel in creative practice as research. In addition to time on campus, you have access to a range of community arts events and organisations in northern Queensland where there is an amazing variety of arts groups, festivals, events, performances and

exhibitions. Some of these include the On Edge contemporary media and performance festival in Cairns and the See Hear Now contemporary sound and music festival in Townsville. Add to that a program of exhibitions and events presented at galleries including the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Umbrella Studios, KickArts, the Tanks Arts Centre and the Cairns Regional Gallery. Cairns and Townsville may not be capital cities, but they sustain a wealth of creative expertise and opportunity.

On your marks ‌ While assessment methods vary between subjects and courses, generally a subject’s assesment will include essays, exams and project work. Assessment can also include tutorial participation, presentations, and industry placements or performance work.

External Advisory Boards Townsville Tim Elston, Timestone Productions Lindy Johnson, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland Government Alex McCormick, Mak Advertising Bjarne Ohlin, Tunesville Music Production Studio Blake Pelling, Independent Photographer Michael Smith, Oracle Studio Digital Creativity Frances Thomson, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Andreas Wagner, Cool Planet Design Cairns Susan Reid, Arts Nexus Inc. Jeremy Geia, Flashblack Pty.Ltd. Steve Mayer-Miller, Crossroad Arts Arone Meeks, Artist Gaylene Whenmouth, Ergon Energy


Be part of a $34 billion industry A Creative Arts degree can take you to creative freedom and inspiring opportunities. As a creative artist you will define and tailor your career in unique and innovative ways. You will be a part of the economic sector known as the creative industries, an area of economic activity currently valued at around $34 billion in Australia. It is one of the fastest growing sectors world-wide and constantly offers new and developing opportunities. But where exactly do our graduates go? You might follow traditional careers in areas such as government (eg. cultural officer), education (with further qualifications) or the mainstream creative industries (eg. as an employee in design, print, sound, photographic or multimedia companies). This type of career provides stability and a sense of security – with a creative core.

Or you may be more interested in building your own career path and livelihood as an artist. If you choose this path, you’ll create a portfolio of skills and attributes you can sell to industry or community clients. Rather than remain in the one space, you will most likely move around within the sector as you sharpen your talents, learn new skills and create new work.

Our graduates work around the world. Each has created a unique career and pursued their passion. Here are just some examples:

To prepare you for the realities and demands of the commercial world, the School trains you for a rewarding and sustainable career as a practising artist.

• Ben Baker, 1995, Head of Digital Lab, Framestore CFC, London

Staff at the School of Creative Arts are committed to helping students realise their creative goals. They can provide access to professional networks, help with gaining industry placements and international exchange opportunities.

• Aaron Francis, 2001, news photographer, The Australian Newspaper, Melbourne • Anya Karmansky, 2003, proprietor, Cheeky Monkey Photography, Sydney

Brendan O’Connor, 1989, Actor for such programs as Neighbours, Stingers and for the Australian Shakespeare Company, Sydney

• Elana Mullally, 2003, Illustration artist at nookart.com, Noosa • Ian Hitchcock, 2003, medical photographer at Townsville Hospital

• Joanne McCluskey, 2000, Manager of PrintMusic, Townsville • John Young, 2003, Operations Manager/Graphic Designer, Outback Pie Company, Greenvale • Kim Kirkman, 1993, founding member of the “Ten Tenors” vocal group and now Lecturer, Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Mackay • Marcus Barker, 1995, General Manager, Ten Days on the Island Festival, Tasmania • Phil Hagstrom, 2003, Composer/ Producer, Wild Blue Music, Brisbane • Maria Stankovich, 2008, Trainee Producer, Southern Cross Ten, Townsville

Industry connections Townsville’s Full Throttle Theatre Company started life in the 1980s at James Cook University. Now based in Townsville’s CBD, it has close ties to JCU with both its artistic directors and many company actors being JCU alumni. Full Throttle provides invaluable professional development and theatre experience for JCU students.

The School of Creative Arts proudly recommends and uses equipment from Kayell Australia in our visual arts and digital imaging courses.

JUTE Theatre has close ties with JCU and is keen to involve students in their productions. According to the General Manager, ‘the creative arts students who come here are passionate and committed to theatre. We’re keen to give them opportunities to gain hands-on skills in the theatre environment.’ Artistic Director/CEO Suellen Maunder adds, ‘We welcome JCU students into the JUTE Theatre family and encourage them to be aware of professional development opportunities and to make connections in the industry that can open career pathways’.

KickArts Contemporary Arts has a long-standing relationship with JCU that covers a wide range of projects. Most recently, with JCU support, KickArts established its fine art printmaking studio, Djumbunji Press, in Cairns.

Sunstudios is Australia’s largest supplier of goods and services to the photographic market and each year sponsors the provision of a range of specialist photographic equipment for student and staff use.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery has a strong connection with the School of Creative Arts. For almost two decades it has hosted student group exhibitions, and academic staff and higher degree students hold major solo exhibitions at the gallery. Many of the staff at PTRG hold qualifications from JCU and Director Frances Thomson is a member of our Industry Advisory Board.

The School of Creative Arts recommends and uses Yamaha musical instruments and recording equipment in our digital sound courses.

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Academic courses New Media Arts What is New Media Arts? This degree develops the knowledge and skills needed for contemporary creative arts practice where computer technologies are used. New Media Art is contemporary, cutting edge and innovative. It utilises new and next technologies and seeks to bring new forms of communication to the artist as practitioner. 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. You also complete a major where you can specialise in a practical way in an area of personal or professional interest. A minor study allows you to broaden your knowledge base and increase your competitiveness in the industry.

Students complete a professional studies sequence that is designed to provide training and knowledge in career development and planning, networking, creative industries sector trends and development so they can create a demand for their creative outputs.

Bachelor of New Media Arts* Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Core studies subjects include: Introduction to New Media Digital Toolbox Arts in Perspective Art, Artist, Environment Creative Industries Connecting the Creative Arts The Reflective Practitioner Professional Practice * There are five areas of specialisation in the degree that students choose as a major, and which are outlined over the following pages. Level 1 Teaching Period 1

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Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Townsville 311431

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Josh Dykgraaf Bachelor of New Media Arts (Digital Visual Arts)* One of the first JCU students to complete the School of Creative Arts dual degree with the University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg

The New Media Arts course creates a strong sense of community and support. This comes from working closely with other students – you just don’t get that in many other courses. The course is a springboard that allows you to follow your own direction. In the first couple of years you get a taste of a range of areas. Having graduated, I now plan to get into commercial illustration. While I was studying I was able to combine freelance work with my studies, which was one of the great benefits of the degree.

* now Illustration and Visual Media.

In a typical week of at uni I might have had about 12 hours of classes but I also spent a lot of time outside class researching, developing and working on projects. There is very little ‘text

book study’ as such. Last year, I spent two semesters in Würzburg in Germany on exchange where the required workload was much the same but the class time was less formal. Studying in Germany exposed me to different attitudes and ideas in design and gave me a broader view of the world in general. The student exchange experience allowed me to travel and meet some different and interesting people. Living in a culture that speaks another language was also a challenging but rewarding experience.

A creative arts degree can lead to so many different places, depending on your majors and the kind of self-directed learning you do. There are careers in the fine arts, the film industry, web design, advertising, photography, news media, illustration, and the list goes on. These are not just practicingartist type roles either – there are many kinds of supporting roles in these industries that the course prepares you for. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Contemporary Theatre What is Contemporary Theatre? The course covers a full range of contemporary theatre from theatre and movement to ritual and popular entertainment. Students explore the performers’ creative and expressive potential, as actor, writer, director, designer and new media technician in stage and screen performance. Students create live performances with their choice of new media including digital sound, digital imaging and digital video. Students explore literary, cultural and personal texts in performance and participate in creative workshops to develop their potential as performance artists. Course highlights Highlights in the Contemporary Theatre major include guest lectures by industry experts from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Tropic Sun Theatre Company, stage, radio, television and film writers, directors and designers. Students are acting for stage and screen with writing, directing, designing and new media experiences. Student performances include group-devised location

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theatre with new media, text based performance for stage and screen, ‘on tour’ community performances with new media, live performance readings for stage and screen, and performance projects at Tropic Sun’s Court Theatre with guest directors. There are secondment and community performance opportunities Australia-wide including Tropic Sun Townsville’s professional theatre company and Tropic Sun Winter School Magnetic Island’s intensive four-day workshop with industry professionals. Career opportunities Graduates will have a diversity of skills and will be sought after in the growing digital media workplace. Career opportunities are broad and include: theatre performer; screen performer; voice-over performer; street performance artist; community performance artist; role-play entrepreneur; workshop facilitator; new media performance artist; production assistant; and festival and events coordinator.

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Contemporary Theatre) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Townsville 311431

Major structure Level 1 Acting and Improvisation Acting Performance Text Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 2 Acting for Camera Writing for Stage and Film Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 3 Contemporary Theatre Production Performance in Context Directing Project Creative Exchange Project Plus core subjects, see page 6


Illustration and Visual Media What is Illustration and Visual Media? Illustration and Visual Media focuses 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 aim to 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, watercolour and digital

software techniques. Just as exciting are the lectures and class critiques, which offer insights into: design principles, best practice for visual communication and theory and its application by past and contemporary practitioners. Each subject in this major is an important component of learning required for a highly skilled and conceptually aware artist in the associated arts industries.

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Illustration and Visual Media) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Townsville 311431

Major structure Level 1 Drawing Principles and Practices Illustration Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 2 Visual Arts & Concepts Drawing and the Spatial Plus core subjects, see page 6

Career opportunities

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Graduates will have a diversity of skills and will be sought after in the growing digital visual arts workplace. Career opportunities include: multimedia designer for web, electronic games and mobile technologies; media industry specialist; digital advertising production; design and layout for print; book and magazine illustrating; and individual arts practice.

Image and Text Drawing Folio Drawing and Publication Creative Exchange Project Plus core subjects, see page 6

Girl on Rock by Samuel Batt

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Media Design What is Media Design?

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Media Design covers the creative use of images, text, voice, sound, video and graphics for a wide variety of commercial and artistic purposes. Students learn the principles and practises of graphic and multimedia design and explore 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 as creative material. Students gain skills that enable them to create and communicate using: text, graphic, image, film, video, and animation. Students can also broaden their skills by taking elective subjects from other study areas at JCU including, for example, business, marketing, psychology or information technology.

Graduates will have the design and technical skills to pursue positions with organisations involved in: 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; and online information management and communication.

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 multidisciplinary teamwork. Media Design students learn and work together with students from other disciplines such as information technology. The projects created by these multi-talented teams allow students to work in and learn more about the area they are interested in while designing a state-of-theart multi-technology product or interactive multimedia application.

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Bachelor of New Media Arts (Media Design) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Townsville 311431

Major structure Level 1 Introduction to Graphic Design Design for Media Communication Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 2 Introduction to Web Design Still and Dynamic Typography Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 3 Interactive Media Design Time Based Media Information and Publication Design Creative Exchange Project Plus core subjects, see page 6


Matthew Gianoulis Bachelor of New Media Arts (Digital Media Design and Digital Imaging), 2010*

I’ve always been a creative person and wanted a creative career so I enrolled in the Bachelor of New Media Arts. In this course we’ve designed logos, web pages and advertising for real-life projects. In first year I designed a logo for the Townsville Military Museum which is now on their stationery. For a group project we designed Townsville’s La Luna Youth Arts website. Pitching project ideas to real clients helps your selfconfidence. The new School of Creative Arts building has 24-hour swipe-card access to the Mac computer * now Media Design and Photomedia.

labs, plus the latest software including the full Adobe suite with Photoshop and InDesign. My favourite part of design is print media because you see the finished product printed on high-quality media. At the end of second and third year we have a Best of Student Show exhibition and friends, family and industry experts are invited. The best part about this is seeing my work on display and the public’s reactions.

I’d like to work as a graphic designer in Townsville, but may move to Brisbane to seek more opportunities. I’m also interested in freelancing and using my photography on the side. For this course you need good team skills, a willingness to learn new programs and most of all a passion for creativity.

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Music and Sound Media 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 skills you’ll need for careers in the music industry. You’ll use digital or computer music technologies as a unifying feature, enabling you to create or perform music in your own right or as part of a broader series of collaborative tasks. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of instruments of your choice. 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

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and creative projects where music and sound are integral elements. Guest lectures and industry projects are also highlights during the study of this major. Career opportunities Graduates will have the creative and technical skills to pursue positions within: music and recording studios; in 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; and online information management and communication. With further study, graduates can pursue teaching and academic careers.

Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music and Sound Media) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Townsville 311431

Major structure Level 1 Digital Music Media Music, Emotion and Meaning Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 2 Music and Sound Media World Music Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 3 Music Contexts Digital Music Technology Music Constructs Creative Exchange Project Plus core subjects, see page 6


Bjarne Ohlin Industry adviser, School of Creative Arts Project Development Officer, Townsville Creative Technologies College & Music Producer

Music and Sound Media students at JCU train in a large, modern recording studio complex with linked performance spaces, a Pro Tools TDM 24 channel D Command system with surround sound monitoring options and edit/post production suites. My involvement with the Divinyls brought me into contact with the music business at a deep and daily level. Recording, publishing, promotion, touring, songwriting, rehearsals and production contributed immeasurably in developing my craft, insight and a thicker skin. Working in theatre and TV for a decade before becoming a founding member of the Divinyls was excellent preparation for the rigours of the rock’n’roll circus!

Since then I’ve worked on everything from CD productions of choral arrangements, the spoken word, jazz/rock/fusion, to hard rock and country projects, plus jingles and soundtracks. Sound graduates enjoy a great variety of career options including production for media broadcast, AV installation and management, and sound reinforcement. Many generate their own work and successfully collaborate in teams on a project-by-project basis.

To excel in the music industry you need to network, have the eagerness to continue learning, be multi-skilled and understand the ‘business’ expectations, have a positive energy and attitude, an eye for detail, be organised and entrepreneurial, and understand a wide range of musical styles, instruments and technologies. In my role, I find the blend of music and the arts is the most fulfilling adventure.

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Photomedia What is Photomedia?

Career opportunities

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 the fine art digital print. You can also broaden your skills with subjects from other creative arts areas.

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, educational technology, magazine content and production, advertising, electronic publishing, educational technology, teaching, wedding/portrait and other applied areas of photography.

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.

Digital image by Josie Gelling, 2010

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Bachelor of New Media Arts (Photomedia) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Townsville 311431

Major structure Level 1 Photographic Capture The Digitised Image Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 2 Photographic Lighting and Contexts The Digital Studio Plus core subjects, see page 6 Level 3 Photojournalism Immersive Imaging Photomedia Portfolio Creative Exchange Project Plus core subjects, see page 6

Digital image by Josh Dykgraaf


Rachael Wake Studying Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design)

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 till second year and choose your specialist area then. JCU has so many partnerships with local artists and community-based professionals – if you volunteer and get involved it’s easy to gain some great practical experience. Recently I had the opportunity to film a Time Out concert, visit Djumbunji Press and learn print making, and work with Kick Arts. As an artist I need to know how I’m going to market myself and run my artistic business as a professional. The Bachelor of Creative Industries offers me the

chance to explore my creative interests, as well as offering a sound business background. The Media Design major mainly uses technology but there is still the opportunity to bring in fine art skills. I’m interested in illustration and new media and as the course requires a lot of project-based work, I take the skills I’m learning and apply them to my own creativity. It’s a great combination. The course involves about 12 hours of classes per week, but

I spend a lot more time in the media labs working on projects. After graduation I’m going to apply to the Cairns City’s Council’s ‘Beautiful Space’ initiative, which encourages artists to move out of their studios and rent low-cost city spaces. I’ve created mock applications as part of my portfolio development, so when I’m ready to apply for an arts grant or council initiative I’ll be prepared.

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Creative Industries What is Creative Industries?

Career opportunities

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.

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

Graduates will have a skill set that enables them to pursue a range of careers in the contemporary creative industries, either as practising artists or with arts organisations.

Bachelor of Creative Industries* Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Cairns 321411

Core Studies Core studies in the Bachelor of Creative Industries include: Digital Media Tools Photography Effective Speaking Arts in Perspective Art, Artist, Environment Creative Industries The Reflective Practitioner Professional Practice * There are three areas of specialisation in the degree which students choose as a major, and which are outlined over the following pages.

Course highlights There are three creative arts majors or specialisations available:

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All Bachelor of Creative Industries students take a common set of studies. Students then select subjects from their creative arts major plus electives, as set out in the table on this page.

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Media Design What is Media Design?

Career opportunities

Media design is a studio-based study area that introduces the principles and methods of design for electronic and print media. The course emphasises the role of the artist and the development of creative concepts in media design and art.

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; teachers and educators (with further qualifications).

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.

Performance What is Performance? In Performance studies you will learn the techniques of acting, create and make text for the theatre, and perform excerpts from a range of Australian and contemporary plays. You will learn performance theory through the practical exploration of text. The integration of new media’s impact on the role of the performer and on the performance site are major areas of study in the final year. Course highlights Students work with industry professionals to present readings and performances at CoCA (Centre of Contemporary Arts). Throughout

the course you will be encouraged to actively engage with JUTE, the professional theatre company resident at CoCA in Cairns. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to pursue a wide range of careers including performance artists, performance writing, directing, arts administration, theatre management, arts education, arts retailing, community arts, cultural tourism, exhibitions and events management, teachers and educators (with further qualifications).

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Cairns 321411

Major structure Level 1 Digital Imaging Design for Print Plus core subjects, see page 16 Level 2 Introduction to Web Design Digital Video Plus core subjects, see page 16 Level 3 History and Theory of Creative Practice Creative Exchange Project Folio Development Creative Project Plus core subjects, see page 16

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Performance) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Cairns 321411

Major structure Level 1 Improvisation and Acting Techniques Australian Stage Plus core subjects, see page 16 Level 2 Contemporary Performance Live Performance Writing Plus core subjects, see page 16 Level 3 History and Theory of Creative Practice Creative Exchange Project Folio Development Creative Project Plus core subjects, see page 16

Subject to course availability.

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Visual Arts What is Visual Arts?

Career opportunities

Visual Arts involves the study of traditional areas including drawing, painting and printmaking. In this major you will also develop knowledge in art history and theory and in your final year, apply your skills in a range of crossdisciplinary formats and projects.

Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers in the visual arts as: artists, community arts officers, arts administrators, gallery managers, arts education officers, arts retailing, cultural tourism, and exhibitions and events management. With further qualifications, graduates can become art teachers.

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 even study tours.

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Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English yes Cairns 321411

Major structure Level 1 Introduction to Visual Arts Effective Drawing Plus core subjects Level 2 Painting Techniques Visual Arts & Concepts Plus core subjects Level 3 History and Theory of Creative Practice Creative Exchange Project Folio Development Creative Project Plus core subjects


Yolanda Van Der Weyde Studying Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts & Business Management)

To prospective undergraduates I say follow your heart and you might surprise yourself with what you can achieve. The JCU lecturers are very supportive and encourage individuality in the students. Before enrolling in JCU’s Bachelor of Creative Industries I had previously studied interior design, so my passion has always been to design and be creative. The degree has given me the opportunity to let my creative juices flow as well as study at an academic level. It incorporates business and research skills, while the visual arts major has a strong handson focus covering the traditional skills of print making and painting.

I’ve worked as the costume and wardrobe advisor on a minihistorical movie project, and I’ve also done work experience at the Tanks Art Gallery assisting the curator set up two local artists’ exhibitions. One of the course highlights has been collaborating with other students to create an inaugural art exhibition at the JCU Cairns Campus Open Day. We held the exhibition at The Boathouse which provided an excellent venue combining a functional art space with the cafeteria area for people to relax.

I have also studied business and project management within the degree which has provided with me with the skills and means to manage my own artistic business. I like to work with textiles and paint fabrics turning them into functional objects, like foot stools and cushions, so I’m gathering a folio of works with a view to developing the merchandising side. I’m also looking at further studies.

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Multimedia Journalism What is Multimedia Journalism? The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism is a groundbreaking course which provides the digital media skills required for journalism careers in the changing media landscape and prepares students to tell stories using video, audio and text. 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 for 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 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 radio pieces for a real audience, as well 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. You will gain editing skills to get the stories out to deadline.

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Such real-life skills are complemented by studying a variety of subjects in creative arenas such as graphic design, web authoring or digital music technology as well as critically analysing the changing role of the journalist in today’s society. 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. Course highlights You will enjoy small class sizes and good interaction with lecturers. As well as working as journalists/ editors and producers for JCNN, students will spend time in the media industry, whether TV, radio, print or multimedia. The course incorporates work integrated learning from first year (Level 1). 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 changing 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.

Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311471

Course structure* Level 1 Writing Convergent Stories Photographic Capture Digital Music Media The Journalist & Society The Digitised Image Introduction to Graphic Design OR Design for Media Communication Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 Writing Convergent Stories II Media Law Introduction to Web Design or Music and Sound Media Introduction to Broadcast Journalism Digital Storytelling Plus Two elective subjects Level 3 Multimedia Production Interactive Media Design or Digital Music Technology Photojournalism Media Editing Video Journalism Industry Internship Ethics in Journalism Radio Documentaries Investigative Features *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.


Interactive Technologies and Games Design 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 focuses on both the front and back-end integration of interactive technology design and Interactive technologies – web 2.0 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. Learning 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

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 state-of-the-art computer labs on campus. This includes the School of Creative Arts mega-labs 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, animater, 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, user interface programmer.

Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies and Games Design) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English (Maths B desirable) yes Townsville 312281; Cairns 322281

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Programming I Introduction to Programming II Conceptual Modelling IT Fundamentals Business & IT interface Plus options from IT, Creative Arts and Business Level 2 Software Engineering Web Programming Hardware & Software Fundamentals Animation & Simulation Games Design & Technology Plus options from Business and IT Level 3 Human Computer Interaction Information Security Project Management I Project Management II Simulation Plus options from Business and IT *Course structure 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 a Bachelor of Engineering.

Graduates are also suitable for IT project management, consulting and contracting in any IT-intensive industry.

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Alternative entry pathways Alternative entry pathways

Diploma courses

James Cook University has a commitment to making 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 Enquiry Centre for further information.

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

Bridging subjects Can help you gain prerequisite subjects required for entry into specific courses.

Alternative entry with QTAC The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offers Alternative Entry options. These enable non-school leaver applicants to demonstrate they 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

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.

Diploma of Creative Arts What is the Diploma of Creative Arts? This one-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, performance, design, art theory and criticism. Students can build a study plan that is focused or broadly based.

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Course highlights The Diploma is a great way to learn about the range of creative areas offered within the School of Creative Arts. The program is extremely flexible and essentially 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 can enjoy all the benefits provided to full degree students, including access to industry experts via guest lectures, an opportunity to work with the latest creative arts equipment (hardware/software/cameras) in the discipline, plus exposure to a range of creative events on campus and within the community. The Diploma of Creative Arts is a respected qualification in it’s own right. With 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 first-year 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.

Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Cairns; Townsville on campus; full-time or part-time 1 year full-time English yes Townsville 311441; Cairns 321441


Elisha Oatley Bachelor of Creative Industries (Theatre), 2010 Freelance Theatre Practitioner, Brisbane

I chose to study the Bachelor of Creative Industries because I wanted stability and to work in the theatre industry. I felt this degree would give me a good balance of theatre knowledge and business skills. I’m currently working as a freelance theatre practitioner in Brisbane and writing my first play, which I hope to have produced in 2013. Previously, I was working in Cairns as a production coordinator at JUTE Theatre. JUTE Theatre is really supportive of JCU students and when the job opportunity came up it was too good to ignore. But studying and working full-time is epic – you really need good time management skills.

My degree focused on different styles of theatre as well as writing, directing, and the business side. The knowledge I gained from my JCU lecturer was fantastic. He was always very honest, which I really appreciated. Some of us studying theatre formed a group called POP Robot, to give young actors more theatre opportunities. Working in the industry gives me an understanding of all the phases of a full production. A typical

working week is about 40-50 hours plus study time. When we would get close to a production the hours increase. Theatre is not a 9-to-5 job and it’s much more than a couple of hours on stage at night. If you want to study theatre you need to commit to it wholeheartedly. People who work in this industry do so because they love it.

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Creative Arts courses summary BACHELOR Majors

Prerequisite information

Years (full-time)

Campuses and QTAC codes TSV

CNS

Others

Mid -year entry

OP/RANK

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

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Media Design

English

3

321411

yes

19/62

17

Performance

English

3

321411

yes

19/62

17

Visual Arts

English

3

321411

yes

19/62

18

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312881

322281

yes

17/66

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Contemporary Theatre

English

3

311431

yes

16/67

Illustration and Visual Media

English

3

311431

yes

16/67

9

Media Design

English

3

311431

yes

16/67

10

Music and Sound Media

English

3

311431

yes

16/67

12

Photomedia

English

3

311431

yes

16/67

14

3

311471

yes

17/65

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Mid -year entry

OP/RANK

yes

20/61

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Interactive Technologies and Games Design NEW MEDIA ARTS

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MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

English

Diploma

Prerequisite information

Creative Arts

English

TSV - Townsville campus

Creative Arts

TSV

CNS

1

312071

322071

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Disclaimer: This publication is intended as a general guide and does not bind James Cook University (‘the University’) or any state or federal government department. Information is correct at the time of printing and the University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete any course or admission requirement, mode of delivery, fee or other arrangement without prior notice. Scholarships and grants are subject to change and are awarded in accordance with conditions imposed by the University from time to time. All costs quoted are in Australian dollars ($AUD). The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage a person suffers because that person has relied on any information within this guide.


James Cook University Campuses

Singapore Thursday Island Mount Isa

Cairns Townsville Mackay Brisbane

JCU’s main campuses are in Townsville and Cairns. We also have campuses in Brisbane and Singapore for international students, and study centres for some courses in Mackay, Thursday Island and Mt Isa.

Townsville Townsville is Queensland’s second largest city with a population nearing 180,000 people. A thriving industrial city on Queensland’s northern coastline, Townsville is also an administrative and important service centre for north-eastern Australia. It is uniquely located within easy reach of two World Heritage listed natural wonders – the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics region. To the west are the savannas and gulf country of the outback.

Cairns Townsville campus Located on 386 hectares of natural parkland in the suburb of Douglas, the Townsville campus supports approximately 12,000 students. On-campus colleges and halls of residence provide accommodation for around 1,250 students and there are excellent fitness and sporting facilities.

Cairns’ idyllic location has seen it evolve from a small seaport, servicing busy industries inland, to a popular tropical destination for visitors from around the world. Cairns lies 350km north of Townsville, and its population of more than 150,000 people enjoy life in a cosmopolitan coastal city, uniquely positioned between two World Heritage listed natural icons – the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics region. So accessible are these regions from Cairns, visitors can enjoy both in one day.

JCU Townsville Campus

Cairns campus The Cairns campus is located at the foot of rainforest-covered mountains, 15 kilometres north of the city centre and adjacent to Cairns’ northern beaches. Officially opened in 1995, this growing campus of some 4,000 students has modern and innovative teaching facilities, and specialist research hubs. New developments include a $30 million, state-of-theart teaching facility for dentistry. For more information about JCU campuses and Study Centres visit: www.jcu.edu.au/about/locations

JCU Cairns Campus

Support services for students Learn more about the many support services available to JCU students at: www.jcu.edu.au/student Accommodation service Apply for on-campus accommodation in Townsville, or search our online accommodation database: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Careers and employment service

Indigenous students at JCU

Disability support

Search for casual work at our online jobs database and get careers advice from trained employment officers: www.jcu.edu.au/careers

Find out about study support and scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: www.jcu.edu.au/study/ indigenous-students

Student mentor program

Language and learning services

AccessAbility is a confidential service for all students with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition. Contact the service if you have study-support needs: www.jcu.edu.au/disability

Team up with a student mentor who is in the same course as you: www.jcu.edu.au/ learningskills/mentor

Learning advisers offer free short courses, on campus and online, to help you manage your time and study better: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills


Further Information Course and admission enquiries

JCU publications

JCU Student Enquiry Centre Freecall (from within Australia) 1800 246 446

Undergraduate courses 2012 Business & IT Creative Arts Education Engineering Humanities & Social Sciences Journalism, Communications & Languages Law Medicine & Health Science

EnquiriesTownsville@jcu.edu.au EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/future Course information www.jcu.edu.au/courses International students James Cook University International Townsville campus (07) 4781 5601 international@jcu.edu.au Cairns campus (07) 4042 1558 isccairns@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/international QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) PO Box 1331 Level 2, 33 Park Road Milton QLD 4072 1300 467 822 or (07) 3858 1222 www.qtac.edu.au Scholarships Search for scholarships, bursaries and grants online: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

Courses & Careers: JCU Undergraduate Study Guide 2012 Postgraduate Study Guide 2012 Key dates JCU Open Day Cairns Sunday 21 August 2011 JCU Open Day Townsville Sunday 28 August 2011 Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) 16-17 July 2011 RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane QTAC closing date (for on-time applications) Late September 2011 Teaching Period 1, 2012 Classes commence Monday, 20 February 2012 For JCU events and career market information visit: www.jcu.edu.au/events


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