Bachelor of Creative Arts

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

You'll join a diverse community of creative artists and learn the theories and practices required to gain a successful career in the creative industries. You can specialise in: - Screen - understand how moving images change the world. - Writing - gain the skills to write persuasive and intriguing narratives. - Theatre - explore the history of theatre through performance and production. - Visual arts - learn the conceptual and technical skills to produce works that respond to the world around us. Through the shared core subjects for each specialisation you learn to apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and critique a range of creative art works. You're taught to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments for different audiences. You choose a major in the specialisation that interests them most, then select a second major that compliments the first. You'll choose subjects from other areas of creative arts or from humanities and other disciplines across the University, including but not limited to: media, English, languages, politics, sociology, history, and psychology. You'll learn to recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice. You'll also have access to the La Trobe Art Institute and its network of galleries and the opportunity to exhibit work in a solo or group exhibition, pop-up gallery and community arts project. The screen and theatre majors are offered at Melbourne only, the writing major is offered at Melbourne and Bendigo and the visual arts major is offered in Bendigo and Mildura.


In first year, students will complete the core creative arts and professional writing subjects. In second and third year, students will undertake subjects including Versions, Creative Arts Shopfront, and Documentary and Production. Students also have the option to choose their own creative arts subjects and other electives offered within the school.


  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Screen Sound and Performance.

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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