What will I learn?

Studying a double degree combination of Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of International Studies offers a vibrant and progressive approach to learning. UOW connects hands-on studio production with critical reflection, and practice-based subjects with theoretical analysis in study areas including creative writing, music, visual arts and design. You will be encouraged to undertake work experience and internships in the cultural and creative industries to help prepare you for the global workplace.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts prepares you to become part of the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. International Studies is the analysis, appreciation and understanding of the diversity of the global community. It examines the relationships of politics, society, culture, language, and history in a range of countries.

In Australia, over 600,000 people create a living from working in film, television and radio as well as pod and webcasting; writing and editing; recording and performing; advertising and marketing; visual arts, design and architecture; as well as in museums (art and science), galleries, theatres and arts organisations. An understanding of the creative arts in tandem with International Studies has the potential to enable graduates to understand themselves as cultural diplomats, whether seeking to enhance socio-cultural cooperation, strengthen relationships, or promote national interests and international understanding.

What you will study

You can choose one major from the Bachelor of International Studies: International Relations, or Global Sustainable Development. As part of the degree, you will also study a language minor, choosing from Mandarin, French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts involves the study of theory and practice-based work in the following major study areas: Creative Writing, Music, Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Design.

Why choose this course

When you study international studies and creative arts at UOW, you step onto a world stage with global opportunities. You'll benefit from our expertise in international relations and our involvement in issues of global development and sustainability. You'll gain a theoretical understanding of your craft and practical experience using modern facilities.

Career opportunities



Feature Writer

Screen Writer


Creative Director


Graphic Designer

Web Designer

Fine Artist




Theatre Performer

Theatre Director



Museum Manager

Digital Media Manager

Digital Game Designer

Lighting Designer

Stage Manager

Film And Television Producer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,408.00 (14,84,724) per year
AUD $123,336 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $13,704

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12). IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 79, reading 18, writing 18, listening 18, speaking 18; PTE Academic overall score of 57 (Reading and Writing 57, Speaking and Listening 50).

For international students

Successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students