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What will I learn?

Creative artists are performers, designers, writers, animators, curators and directors. They keep the world of art and culture spinning. They make people think, laugh and feel.

Studying creative arts means practising new ways of making while learning from those who’ve inspired and entertained throughout history.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Creative Arts develops individual creativity and knowledge. You will:

  • choose from production courses like creative writing, music and media techniques
  • study theory in your areas of interest, from philosophy and ethics to art history and visual cultures
  • gain valuable work experience within the creative arts industry
  • attend masterclasses with visiting international academics
  • go behind the scenes of a major arts festival through our partnership with the Adelaide Festival
  • network with leaders and artists at the field’s cutting edge.

You can also pursue your creative interests overseas with optional exchanges and study tours.

Where could it take you?

Creative Arts graduates follow and fashion all sorts of exciting career pathways. You could exhibit your work in national galleries or spotlight new creative talent. You might publish fiction, biographies or reviews for film festivals. Perhaps you’ll nurture creativity in young people through music programs.

Industry Placement

All Bachelor of Creative Arts students have the opportunity to take part in a creative arts industry placement through the elective course Creative Arts Internship. This path is highly recommended for those who wish to enter the industry directly after completion of their undergraduate degree.

Potential careers

Animator, Author, Music Technologist, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician / Singer, Composer, Recording Artist / Musician, Research and Education, Designer, Producer, Art Director, Arts Administrator, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Curator, Production Assistant, Publishing, Entertainment Industry, Entrepreneur, Film Critic, Film Director, Set Designer, Writer, ....

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (18,73,662) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Application deadline: Dec 01 for Semester 1.

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

Pathways options

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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  • Based in South Australia
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
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