ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND CREATIVE ARTS 2019 COURSE GUIDE - UWA

 
ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND CREATIVE ARTS 2019 COURSE GUIDE - UWA
ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN
AND CREATIVE ARTS
2019 COURSE GUIDE
ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND CREATIVE ARTS 2019 COURSE GUIDE - UWA
Architecture, Design and Creative Arts 2019 Course Guide

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                                                            succeed and transform the world in which
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Contents

Why study at UWA?                                                       4
Facilities                                                              6
UWA student life                                                        8
Student exchange                                                        9
Your degree, your way                                                  10
Undergraduate majors
    Architecture (co-requisite major)                                  15
    Communications and Media Studies                                   16
    English and Literary Studies                                       17
    Fine Arts                                                          18
    History of Art                                                     19
    Landscape Architecture                                             20
    Music General Studies                                              21
    Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design                           22
    Music Specialist Studies                                           23

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    Music Studies                                                      24
    Philosophy                                                         25
Pathways to professional careers                                       27
Postgraduate professional courses
    Master of Architecture (Coursework)                                28
    Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation                 31
    Master of Building Information Modelling                           32
    Master of Curatorial Studies in Fine Arts (Research)               34
    Master of Fine Arts (Research)                                     35
    Master of Landscape Architecture                                   36
    Master of Urban Design                                             38
    Graduate Certificate of Urban Design                               39
    Graduate Diploma of Urban Design                                   39
    Master of Music International Pedagogy (Coursework and Coursework &
    Dissertation)                                                       41
Postgraduate courses in Architecture, Design and Creative Arts         42
How to apply for an undergraduate course                               44
Courses with additional entry requirements                             44
How to apply for a postgraduate course                                 46
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Alternative entry pathways                                             48
Entry pathways for Indigenous undergraduate students                   49
Scholarships                                                           51
Undergraduate fees                                                     52
Postgraduate fees                                                      53
Supporting you                                                         54
Join us on campus                                                      54
Contact us                                                             55
Course index                                                           55
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Why study at UWA?

                                                           UWA’s suite of architecture, design and creative                  Connect with industry professionals
                                                           arts focused courses provide you with the skills
                                                           and knowledge you need to pursue your career.                     We celebrate strong industry partnerships, offering
                                                                                                                             you practical, real-world experiences in addition to
                                                           From architecture to electronic music, fine arts to               valuable networking opportunities. Our network of
                                                           philosophy, history of art to communication and media             industry placements also allows you to find uncredited
                                                           studies, there are many options to choose from.                   placements and for-credit placements or practicums can
                                                                                                                             be arranged as part of your degree.

                                                           Courses
                                                                                                                             Pursue postgraduate study
                                                           Set yourself apart with a UWA degree. Our courses in
                                                           architecture, design and creative arts equip you with the         Pursuing a higher degree is one of the best investments
                                                           skills and knowledge to succeed in your career path. You          you can make in yourself. You’ll learn from experts in your
                                                           will be taught by world-class lecturers with real-world           field and make invaluable contacts before you graduate.
                                                           experience in state of the art buildings and facilities.

                                                                                                                             Global networks of knowledge
                                                           Experience more                                                   and research
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                                                           than just study                                                   UWA’s world-class lecturers and researchers are equipped
                                                           University life is about so much more than just study. We         with the teaching technologies of tomorrow to deliver a
                                                           have more than 140 clubs and societies you can join to            leading learning environment for students. A strong focus
                                                           take part in activities you already enjoy or get involved         on knowledge and research capacities means you’ll be
                                                           in something new. There are events throughout the year,           at the forefront of a rapidly evolving world and ready to
                                                           including O-Day Festival during orientation, food fairs,          succeed in your career of choice.
                                                           regional trips, wellness sessions and themed activity
                                                           weeks.                                                            With more than 75 research institutes and centres,
                                                                                                                             UWA fosters links with local, national and international
                                                                                                                             industries and governments. The strength of our research
                                                                                                                             output makes us appealing to researchers of international
                                                           Notable UWA alumni                                                standing, many of whom head major research centres
                                                           Iain Grandage is a creature of the theatre as the Artistic        with global connections. As a student this means you’ll
                                                           Director of Perth Festival. Iain’s aim is to create stories to    benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our staff,
                                                           speak to a broader cross-section of our society, to provide       with networking opportunities that can lead to career
                                                           – as the Arts must – glue that binds us in the face of divisive   possibilities around the world.
                                                           nationalism and rampant individualism.

                                                           Take your degree global
                                                           As part of your learning experience at UWA, you can
                                                           undertake a semester or a year abroad. We have more than
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                                                           180 exchange agreements with tertiary institutions all over
                                                           the world. If you can’t commit to a full semester away or
                                                           want to build on your previous exchange experience, you
                                                           can complete an internship, practicum, short course or
                                                           research program overseas.
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Top 100
university
worldwide
(ARWU 2017)

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Highest ranked
university in
Western Australia
(ARWU 2017)

Ranked in the
world’s Top 100 for
Performing Arts
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(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
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Facilities

                                                           UWA Perth campus                                                                       pianofortes. These instruments are part
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                                                                                                                                                  of an extensive collection of historic and
                                                                                                                                                  ethnic musical instruments owned by
                                                                                                                                                  the UWA Conservatorium of Music.
                                                           UWA brings together heritage architecture and state-of-the-
                                                           art teaching and research facilities to provide an ideal learning                      The window-lined studio is used for
                                                                                                                                                  teaching and performances, and offers
                                                           environment. As a student, you can enjoy a range of recreational                       views of the Somerville Auditorium.
                                                           amenities and modern facilities, including lecture theatres, tutorial
                                                           spaces, laboratories and more, to ensure you feel inspired to pursue
                                                           your personal interests and career goals while studying.                               New Fortune Theatre
                                                                                                                                                  The New Fortune Theatre is a uniquely
                                                                                                                                                  faithful reconstruction of London’s
                                                           Callaway Music Auditorium                  Open to the public five days a week,
                                                                                                                                                  Fortune Playhouse, which was built in
                                                                                                      the gallery hosts three dedicated
                                                           Callaway Music Auditorium is a             student exhibitions a year, as well         1600 as a rival to Shakespeare’s Globe
                                                           purpose-built performance space with       as a number of private displays. The        Theatre.
                                                           wonderful acoustics.                       clean, modern space can be adjusted
                                                                                                      to house artworks of all sizes, while its   Located in the heart of UWA’s Arts
                                                           The auditorium has raked seating           removable walls allow the creation of       building, the space has been a prime
                                                           that can be retracted in several           different exhibition experiences and        research and teaching tool for the
                                                           iterations allowing for bespoke            atmospheres.                                School of Humanities since it opened
                                                           performance set-ups. It can also                                                       with a production of Hamlet in 1964, the
                                                           be fully retracted to accommodate          All School of Design students have          year of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday.
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                                                           full orchestral rehearsals. Built with     the opportunity to exhibit at the
                                                           professional stage lighting, hydraulic     Cullity Gallery. These experiences help     As the only permanent reconstruction of
                                                           baffles (allowing for different acoustic   prepare UWA students for a career           the Fortune Playhouse in the world, the
                                                           treatments), two concert grand pianos      in art and design, and for the rigours      New Fortune Theatre is the only place in
                                                           (a Fazioli and an American Steinway)       of engaging directly with the public,       Australia – and one of only a few places
                                                           the Callaway auditorium offers a crisp     collectors and industry professionals.      worldwide – where you can experience
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                                                           sound for the audience.                                                                Elizabethan plays as they were intended
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                                                                                                                                                  to be performed. Performances take
                                                                                                                                                  place during the day and members of
                                                                                                      Eileen Joyce Studio                         the audience look across at each other
                                                           Cullity Gallery                                                                        so they can see live emotions playing
                                                                                                      The Eileen Joyce Studio houses the
                                                           UWA’s home of art and design, the          Conservatorium of Music’s early             out, not just the action on stage. The
                                                           Cullity Gallery is a unique venue          keyboard collection, a range of             space has also inspired new writing and
                                                           showcasing innovative works in the         instruments spanning the history            contemporary performances, including
                                                           visual arts, architecture and landscape    of keyboard music and including             works by celebrated playwright
                                                           architecture.                              clavichords, pipe and reed organs, a        Dorothy Hewett.
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Thespians aren’t the only performers
to tread the boards of the New Fortune
Theatre – it’s also home to UWA’s
famous peacocks and peahens.
Come along on a quiet afternoon and
you’ll see them perching around the
balustrades or calling from the stage.

Reid Library
With more than a million books,
UWA’s Reid Library is the largest
academic library in Western Australia.
Recent works doubled the number
of collaborative student spaces and
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improved the facilities, technology and
access available, as well as delivering a
brand new café.
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UWA student life
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                                                           Student Guild                               UWA Sport                                       The friendships you make living here
                                                                                                                                                       will last a lifetime!
                                                           Student life at UWA is vibrant,             Whether you play sport to stay active
                                                           with social activities on campus            or socialise with friends, unleash your         uwa.edu.au/colleges
                                                           organised by the UWA Student                inner athlete with UWA Sport.
                                                           Guild, the representative student                                                           UWA also owns a group of student
                                                           organisation. The UWA Student Guild         • Access more than 50 group fitness             accommodation known as Crawley
                                                           has a reputation for being one of the           classes a week or utilise state-of-the-     Village. This includes residential houses,
                                                           most active in Australia. It organises          art equipment and multiple training         units and studio apartments that are
                                                           countless activities including festivals,       zones with your gym membership              available to rent if you’re interested in
                                                           workshops, end-of-semester parties,         •   Enjoy facilities such as swimming           more interdependent living.
                                                           networking opportunities, the Guild             pools, tennis and squash courts as
                                                           Ball (formal dance) and the National            well as large open playing fields at        accommodation.uwa.edu.au
                                                           Campus Band competition, and runs               the nearby UWA Sports Park
                                                           more than 140 clubs and societies.          •   Take part in numerous social sports,
                                                                                                           clubs and programs
                                                           The Guild also provides student             •   Take on another faculty or college          Volunteering
                                                           representation, with staff on hand to           or choose to represent UWA at high-         The Guild Volunteering office helps
                                                           give extra support to you on academic,          level sporting competitions such            students find their ideal volunteering
                                                           financial or welfare matters affecting          as the Western Uni Games and the            role. Many opportunities will be added
                                                           your study. The free Guild membership           Australian Uni Games                        to your degree transcript and you can
                                                           entitles students to great discounts                                                        choose from a range of fields.
                                                           on campus and at restaurants, shops,        sport.uwa.edu.au
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                                                           activities and services around Perth.
                                                                                                                                                       Check out what current students
                                                                                                       Accommodation                                   get up to:
                                                           Food outlets
                                                                                                       UWA’s five residential colleges                      UWAstudents
                                                           There are loads of places to eat            are located directly opposite the
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                                                           discovered. Head to any of the seven                                                             universitywa
                                                           Guild-run cafés and bars, tenanted          Living on campus is much more than                   uwastudents
                                                           locations, food trucks or student stalls    just accommodation – you’ll be part of
                                                           for organic coffee, fresh salads, hearty    a supportive community that offers an
                                                           meals or sweet treats.                      exciting social and academic culture.
                                                                                                       It’s an all-inclusive lifestyle that includes
                                                                                                       meals, access to a gym, games room,
                                                                                                       music rooms, computer and study areas,
                                                                                                       great outdoor spaces, WiFi and lots more.

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Do you love to travel? As a UWA student you have the opportunity
                                 to discover new cities and experience other cultures with the UWA
   Taking you                    Student Exchange Program. You can study at one of our partner
                                 universities across Asia, Europe or North or South America for one or
     global                      two semesters while continuing to gain credit towards your degree.
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Study overseas for a semester            More than 180 student             Gain credit towards your
or two, or choose a short-term             exchange partner                 degree while you study
            program                           universities

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Your degree, your way

                                                           UWA courses are designed to give you a
                                                           competitive edge. Throughout your studies you’ll
                                                           gain practical experience and learn valuable
                                                           skills such as effective communication, problem-
                                                           solving and research abilities. These key
                                                           competencies enable you to adapt to an ever-
                                                           changing and rapidly developing world and help
                                                           future-proof your career.

                                                           Course building blocks
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                                                           Majors
                                                           You’ll complete one or two majors within your degree. Your
                                                           first major is a specialty area for when you know what career
                                                           you’re pursuing or if you want an in-depth understanding of a
                                                           particular topic of interest.

                                                           Your second major allows you to pursue another interest
                                                           and can be anything you like. You can choose a subject that
                                                           complements your first major or something completely
                                                           different, such as a language or music. Maybe you’re
                                                           passionate about sport science but really enjoy history?
                                                           At UWA you can try out both – it’s completely up to you.

                                                           Units
                                                           There are four types of units that make up your degree: core,
                                                           broadening, complementary and elective. A unit is a subject
                                                           that you study for one semester.

                                                           Core units
                                                           A core unit is one that must be taken to complete your
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                                                           chosen major. Some majors have set core units while others
                                                           allow you to choose from a list of core unit options.
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Study pathway
                                                                            Choose your degree

Broadening units                                        Biomedical         Commerce            Arts         Science          Philosophy
Broadening units add a valuable dimension to your         Science                                                            (Honours)
studies and provide you with knowledge beyond the
fields in which you choose to specialise. Undertaking                        Study one or two majors
broadening units is a requirement of the University’s
undergraduate degree course structure.

Broadening units fall into two categories, A and
B. You’ll take four broadening units of which at
least one must be a ‘Category A’ broadening
unit (up to two ‘Category A’ broadening units
may be undertaken from within the knowledge
area of your degree-specific major) and at least
two broadening units (Category A or B) must be

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undertaken from outside the knowledge area of                                  Select your core units and
your degree-specific (first) major.                                                 additional units

Complementary units
These units go hand-in-hand with your major/s and
are designed to give you extra knowledge to help
you complete your major. They must be completed
for your degree-specific major but are optional in
                                                                                                    Graduate with an
your second major.
                                                                                                    undergraduate degree
                                                                                                    prior to honours and/or
                                                                     Honours                        postgraduate study
Elective units
Also known as ‘free choice’ units, these give you a
great opportunity to explore other areas of interest
and expand your knowledge.
                                                           High-achieving students
                                                           may choose to undertake
                                                           an honours specialisation
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                                                        * Students can also study their majors through a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
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Bachelor of Arts

                                                                                Bachelor of Arts
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                                                           Explore what it means to be human. The Bachelor of Arts can include study of the
                                                           humanities, social and cultural studies, languages and music.

                                                           The Humanities deal with the histories,      Why study a Bachelor                         Arts degree structure
                                                           literatures and cultures of human
                                                           civilisation, while the social sciences
                                                                                                        of Arts?                                     The Bachelor of Arts offers a choice
                                                           involve sociology, anthropology,             Studying Arts equips you for every           of 25 majors. You don’t need to
                                                           political behaviours and other forms         aspect of life. It enables you to discover   choose your final major(s) until your
                                                           of human behaviour and organisation.         your talents, interests and abilities        second year so you can try out two or
                                                           With a choice of three European and          and develop them fully. An Arts degree       three different subjects to see which
                                                           four Asian language majors in this           helps you develop highly sought              interests you most. You’ll also have
                                                           bachelor’s degree (as well as the            after skills such as critical thinking,      the opportunity to choose a second
                                                           option to undertake individual units in      communication, reasoning ability and         major from within the Bachelor of
                                                           Greek, Latin or Spanish) you can learn       problem solving. As an Arts student          Arts or from the majors available in
                                                           a new language and study its related         you can choose to undertake the Arts         the Bachelor of Commerce, Science
                                                           popular culture, art, film and literature.   Practicum as part of your course. This       or Biomedical Science degrees, giving
                                                           The UWA Conservatorium of Music              provides you with valuable workplace         you the opportunity to pursue your
                                                           provides opportunities for developing        experience. Many Arts students elect to      interests, no matter how different
                                                           performance skills in instrumental           study abroad for one or two semesters        they seem.
                                                           or vocal studies, composition and            at one of the renowned universities with
                                                           the study of musicology and music            which we have an exchange agreement.
                                                           education. You will be engaged in a
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                                                           broad range of learning styles, from
                                                           traditional lectures to interactive
                                                           tutorials and practical workshops
                                                                                                        Arts – highly cited alumni
                                                           involving digital media. Staff members       Bachelor of Arts alumni include:
                                                           are not only dedicated teachers but          • Sandy Anghie
                                                           renowned scholars and researchers              Project Manager, Historic Heart
                                                           who are international leaders and              Project
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                                                                                                          Founder, Mecca Cosmetica
                                                                                                        • Michael Sheldrick
                                                                                                          Global Director, Policy and Advocacy
                                                                                                          at the Global Poverty Project
                                                                                                        • Stephen Smith
                                                                                                          former Federal Minister for
                                                                                                          Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                        • Iain Grandage,
                                                                                                           Artistic Director, Perth Festival

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DURATION
                                                                       UWA COURSE                                                           INTAKE

                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts
                                                                         CODE                                 3                          FEBRUARY
                                                                        BP001                             YEARS                          AND JULY
                                                                                                         FULL-TIME

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    Arts Alumni – Deborah Katona
    I stumbled into finishing a History major almost by
    accident. I was advised to study subjects I found
    interesting and was naturally drawn to the history
    units – they extended my knowledge and I was
    challenged to think critically about issues raised. After
    graduating, I completed the graduate program at the
    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
    although I’ve also had the opportunity to fill positions
    with other departments within the public service. The
    environment I work in can be demanding and complex,
    and I constantly apply the critical thinking, analysis and
    writing skills developed during my degree course in a
    professional setting.

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Architecture
      (co-requisite majors)

                                                                                                                                                                 Undergraduate Majors
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PREREQUISITES: None                                                                                                     DURATION
                                                                                            ATAR
RECOMMENDED: None                                                                                                             3                LOCATION

This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                           80                             YEARS
                                                                                                                        FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                               PERTH

Architecture is the                                Level 3 core units                                              urban design (with further study),

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                                                                                                                   architectural drafting, architectural
conceptualisation and design                       • Architecture Studio 3
                                                                                                                   education/academia (with further
                                                   • Architecture Studio 4
of individual buildings and                        • History and Theories of the Built                             study) or government policy. You
urban landscapes in response                         Environment                                                   could work in architectural and urban
                                                                                                                   design practice, city and regional
to existing and emerging                           • Construction
                                                                                                                   planning, government agencies, higher
economic, technical and                                                                                            education, property development
social needs.                                      Complementary units                                             and architectural illustration
                                                   The Architecture A and B co-requisite                           and modelling.
The Architecture co-requisite majors               majors are degree-specific majors in
                                                   the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of
prepares you for postgraduate
                                                   Philosophy (Honours) course must
                                                                                                                   Further study options
studies by introducing you to a range                                                                              Choose a Bachelor of Arts with the
of technologies and production                     also study:
                                                   • Art, Technology and Society                                   Architecture co-requisite majors to
methods in a manner that encourages                                                                                begin your professional pathway.
you to imagine a range of design                   • Techniques of Visualisation
                                                   • Parallel Modernities in Art and                               You’ll then complete a two-year
outcomes and to create drawings,                                                                                   Master of Architecture (MArch) which
models and prototypes. You’ll also                    Architecture
                                                   • Advanced Design Thinking                                      comprises an intensive program
make investigations into design                                                                                    in design, technology, theory and
communication, sustainable design                                                                                  professional practice.
and relevant historical, theoretical and           Career opportunities
ethical aspects of architecture. At the            The two co-requisite majors in
end of your degree you’ll be able to               Architecture provide a range of
use your facility for creative and rational
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                                                   employment opportunities, including
inquiry to analyse design problems and             architecture (with further study),
develop design propositions that engage
with global ideas and questions.
                                                         Direct Pathway example (Architecture)
Course structure
                                                         ATAR
Level 1 core units                                                                          3                            2                   Bachelor’s degree

•
•
•
    Design Studio – Groundings
    Architecture Studio 1
    Drawing History
                                                         92                               YEARS
                                                                                        Undergraduate
                                                                                                     1                YEARS
                                                                                                                      Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                             Master of
                                                                                                                                             Architecture

•   Structures and Natural Systems                       Graduate Pathway example (Architecture)
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Level 2 core units
                                                                                            3                            2                   Bachelor’s degree

•
•
•
    Design Studio – Future Making
    Architecture Studio 2
    Environmental Design
                                                         80                               YEARS
                                                                                        Undergraduate
                                                                                                                      YEARS
                                                                                                                      Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                             Master of
                                                                                                                                             Architecture

•   Materials and Small Constructions               1
                                                        students need to maintain a grade point average of 5.5 during undergraduate degree

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Communications
                                                                   and Media Studies
Undergraduate Majors

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                                                           PREREQUISITES: None                                                                        DURATION
                                                                                                                                          ATAR
                                                           RECOMMENDED: None                                                                             3               LOCATION

                                                           This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                                                         80             YEARS
                                                                                                                                                      FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                                                         PERTH

                                                           Communication and Media                            Popular study combinations
                                                                                                                                                      “I love the location and the
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                                                           Studies is one of the most                         •   English and Cultural Studies
                                                           exciting and rapidly evolving                      •   Management                           campus, it’s very calming
                                                                                                              •   Marketing                            walking around uni every
                                                           areas of study in today’s                          •   Work and Employment Relations        day. Classes are well
                                                           media-driven world.
                                                                                                                                                       organised and lecturers are
                                                                                                              Course structure                         always willing to help.
                                                           This major provides you with practical
                                                           communication and digital media                    Level 1 core units
                                                           skills, along with essential theoretical           • Cultures, New Media and               I chose communications
                                                           knowledge, to help you engage with                   Communications                        and media because
                                                           and develop a critical understanding               • Power, Participation and Meaning
                                                                                                                                                      it can lead to multiple
                                                           of complex media environments.
                                                           What we know of the world and how                  Level 2 core units                      career pathways that I am
                                                           we act in it is critically related to our          • Communication and Mass Media          interested in for example,
                                                           use of communication technologies,                 • Digital Media                         creative director and public
                                                           from language to screen, and
                                                                                                                                                      relations specialist.”
                                                           from text to social networks. This                 Level 3 core units
                                                           major provides you with practical                                                          Elizabeth Nguyen
                                                                                                              •   Case Studies in Communication
                                                           communication skills along with
                                                                                                              •   Designing Play
                                                           essential theoretical knowledge and
                                                                                                              •   Journalism in Practice
                                                           includes training in the use of the latest
                                                                                                              •   Media Production Project
                                                           digital multimedia technology. You
                                                           will work collaboratively on creative
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                                                           projects and have the opportunity to
                                                           gain experience in communication                   Graduates are highly sought after
                                                           technology and media production                    in areas such as journalism, the
                                                           while critically reflecting on the                 media, advertising, public relations,
                                                           relationship between communication,                multimedia, public administration,
                                                           media and culture.                                 business, government and education.
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                                                                                                              Further study options
                                                                                                              This major lays the foundation
                                                                                                              for further study at honours and
                                                                                                              postgraduate level such as a Master
                                                                                                              of Strategic Communication, Master
                                                                                                              of International Relations or Master
                                                                                                              of Commerce.

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English and
           Literary Studies

                                                                                                                                         Undergraduate Majors
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PREREQUISITES: None                                                                                DURATION               LOCATION
                                                                                  ATAR
RECOMMENDED: None                                                                                      3
This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                 80                  YEARS
                                                                                                   FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                        PERTH &
                                                                                                                        ALBANY

In English and Literary Studies                    Course structure                             our society. Many graduates proceed

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                                                                                                from studies in English to specialised
we take the imagination                            Level 1 options (select two)                 training in one of the professions
seriously. We address the                          • Global Literatures                         such as law, medicine, psychology,
creative texts that societies                      • Literary Classics                          librarianship, education, publishing,
                                                   • Narrative in the Digital Age               journalism, industrial relations or
produce and ask what they                          • Reading Creatively/Writing                 theatre and media work.
mean. From Shakespeare                               Creatively
to Netflix, and from critical                      • Reading Bodies                             Further study options
theory to creative writing,                                                                     This major lays the foundation
                                                   Level 2 options (select two)
English and Literary Studies                                                                    for further study at honours and
                                                   • Creative Writing: Theory                   postgraduate level.
offers a rich range of units to                      and Practice
build your major.                                  • Jane Austen and her Legacy
                                                   • Modernism and the Avant-garde
Our units look at the rich history                 • Netflix: Cinema and Long-form                “I have enjoyed all aspects of
of the western literary tradition –                  Television
                                                                                                   English and Cultural Studies
Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Virginia                 • Shakespeare and his World
Woolf – writers who have done much                 • Romanticism and Change in the                – lectures are well balanced
to shape the way we live imaginatively               Long Nineteenth Century                       and every unit feels well put
in the world today. The major also                                                                 together and is a pleasure
offers units which look at the exciting            Level 3 options (select four)                   to experience.”
ways that literature works in the newly            • Advanced Literary Theory
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globalised world. Other important                  • Australian Literature: Classic and            Elanor Leman
elements of the major are creative                   Popular
writing, where students produce                    • Making Theatre and Performance
their own creative work; screen                    • Poetry and Poetics
and performance studies, which                     • Reading the Middle Ages
examine texts in media not confined                • Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Screen
to the written page; and the study of              • The Arthurian Legend
everyday life (gender, race, class) as it is       • Victorian Dreams and the
mediated textually and imaginatively.                Technological World
                                                   • Writing the Environment
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•   Communication and Media Studies                Career opportunities
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•   History                                        Graduates are highly successful in
•   Linguistics                                    obtaining a wide range of jobs: from
•   Philosophy                                     teaching to management, journalism
                                                   and advertising to the public service
                                                   and in all aspects of the cultural life of

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Fine Arts
Undergraduate Majors

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                                                           PREREQUISITES: None                                                                               DURATION
                                                                                                                                           ATAR
                                                           RECOMMENDED: None                                                                                      3                   LOCATION

                                                           This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                                                          80                   YEARS
                                                                                                                                                             FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                                                                      PERTH

                                                           The Fine Arts major is based                       Course structure                            administration, cultural festival
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                                                                                                                                                          coordination, corporate public
                                                           upon exploring ideas and                           Level 1 options (select two)                relations, marketing, communications,
                                                           forming concepts within the                        • Art in the Environment                    management, public service
                                                           unique imaginative field of                        • Art of Drawing                            investigation and policy research.
                                                                                                              • Art of Expression
                                                           making art. It presents a variety                  • Art of Visualisation and Recording
                                                           of choices for you to develop                      • Electronic Music: Methods
                                                                                                                                                          Further study options
                                                                                                                                                          An honours level program of study
                                                           your creative skills across a                        and Means
                                                                                                              • Video Art: Methods and Means              will provide a pathway into the
                                                           range of media and capacity                                                                    existing Master of Fine Arts, the
                                                           to apply critical thinking to                      Level 2 options (select three)              Master of Curatorial Studies and other
                                                           studio exploration.                                                                            postgraduate study opportunities. The
                                                                                                              • Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and           rich resources of UWA’s Cultural Precinct,
                                                                                                                Science                                   the UWA Museum’s Student Placement
                                                           Through a series of studio-based                   • Art and Life Manipulation                 Program and the important collections
                                                           explorations you’ll develop your ideas             • Art of Drawing: Advanced                  of the University provide a valuable set of
                                                           into art. Units, methods and approaches            • Art of the Graphic Novel                  resources for students to advance their
                                                           to art-making form a major that is based           • Curatorial Practices                      research into postgraduate study.
                                                           on critical thinking. The Fine Arts major          • Electronic Music: Experimental
                                                           can be undertaken as a degree-specific               Investigations
                                                           or second major. The first two years of            • Electronic Music: Interactive Systems
                                                           study encourage you to develop multiple            • International Studio for Arts
                                                                                                                                                            “I chose UWA because of
                                                           skills from a variety of methods before              and Culture                                  the flexible course study
                                                           completing your study in the final year            • Painting Now                                 plans, which meant I could
                                                           core units. The Level 3 core units provide         • Sculpture: Time and Space                    do Fine Arts units whilst
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                                                           you with opportunities to undertake                • Video Art: Experimental
                                                           self-initiated research projects. Here you           Investigations                               studying in a completely
                                                           will consolidate your knowledge and turn                                                          different faculty. It felt like
                                                           your ideas into developmental concepts             Level 3 core units                             a very instinctual decision
                                                           unique to the framework of creative art.
                                                                                                              • Advanced Major Project                       for me to follow a practical
                                                                                                              • Advanced Studio
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                                                                                                                                                             After graduating I aim to
                                                           combinations                                       Career opportunities                           launch creative storytelling
                                                           • Communication and Media Studies                  UWA Fine Arts graduates are employed
                                                           • History of Art                                   in influential positions within Australia
                                                                                                                                                             workshops for Indigenous
                                                           • Indigenous Knowledge, History and                and internationally in a plethora of           youth in the Pilbara, whilst
                                                             Heritage                                         professions as entrepreneurial artists,        also maintaining a career in
                                                           • Landscape Architecture                           curators, designers, film-makers,              comics and illustration.”
                                                                                                              musicians, academics, writers,
                                                                                                              journalists, editors, publicists, within       Gabriella Loo
                                                                                                              areas of gallery management, arts

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History of Art

                                                                                                                                       Undergraduate Majors
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PREREQUISITES: None                                                                              DURATION
                                                                               ATAR                                    LOCATION
RECOMMENDED: None                                                                                    3
This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                               80                  YEARS
                                                                                                 FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                       PERTH

Discover ideas and                                 Course structure                           • The Dutch Golden Age and the Art

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                                                                                                of Exploration
practices that challenge                           Level 1 core units                         • The Northern Renaissance
your preconceptions of the                         • Great Moments in Art                     • Twenty-first-century Art
history of art in exciting and                     • Ways of Seeing: Themes and               • Australian and Aboriginal Art
                                                     Theories in Art
surprising ways with the
History of Art major.                                                                         Career opportunities
                                                   Level 2 options (select three)
                                                                                              Graduates with a History of Art major
                                                   •   Art as Politics                        are well equipped to enter a range of
Understanding the history of art enables           •   Caravaggio and the Baroque 63
students to explore in detail the ongoing                                                     careers. Many graduates have gone on
                                                   •   Contemporary Art                       to careers connected in some way with
significance of art as a platform for              •   Living Paris: Experiencing and
shaping and interpreting the world                                                            the arts, such as arts administrators,
                                                       Representing the Modern City           curators, museum administrators,
in which we live. Study historical and             •   Looking East: Envisioning the Orient
contemporary art across a range of                                                            gallery directors, art historians,
                                                       in Western Art                         art conservators and arts festival
visual forms from famous art works to              •   Introduction to Museum and
caricatures, from shop window displays                                                        administrators.
                                                       Curatorial Studies
to exhibition designs, from films to               •   Italian Renaissance Art Now
photography and from advertising                   •   Modernism and the Visual Arts          Further study options
campaigns to maps. Gain knowledge                  •   Nineteenth-Century British Art         Students who complete a History of
and skills to gain employment in art               •   Rome                                   Art honours course to a high enough
galleries and museums, community                   •   The Art of Modern Life                 standard could complete a Master of
and public art programs and with                   •   The Art of Photography                 Philosophy or PhD.
auction houses and major collections.
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You’ll graduate with a comprehensive               Level 3 core unit and options              This major lays the foundation
understanding of art and the specific                                                         for further study at honours and
communication skills required to engage            • Art Theory
                                                                                              postgraduate level.
in artistic dialogue.
                                                   Plus two of the following:
                                                   • Breaking Art
Popular study combinations                         • Living Paris: Experiencing and
•   Fine Arts                                         Representing the Modern City
•   Landscape Architecture                         • Prints from Dürer to Toulouse-
•   Communication and Media Studies                   Lautrec
•   English and Cultural Studies                   • Manet and the French Avant-Garde
•   Languages                                      • Michelangelo
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•   History                                        • Visual Culture and Art in America:
                                                      1900–2000
                                                   • Picturing the Self: Portraiture in
                                                      Nineteenth-century Europe
                                                   • Rome

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Landscape Architecture
Undergraduate Majors

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                                                           PREREQUISITES: None                                                                                                     DURATION
                                                                                                                                                       ATAR
                                                           RECOMMENDED: None                                                                                                             3                  LOCATION

                                                           This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                                                                      80                             YEARS
                                                                                                                                                                                   FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            PERTH

                                                           Landscape Architecture is a                        • Landscape Architecture Studio –                               draftsperson, environmental manager,
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                                                                                                                Resolutions                                                   government policy adviser, landscape
                                                           creative, design-based major                       • Plants and Landscape Systems                                  architecture educator or academic.
                                                           primarily concerned with                                                                                           Working in: landscape architectural
                                                           the quality of the outdoor                         Complementary units                                             or urban design practice, city and
                                                                                                                                                                              regional planning, land development
                                                           environment.                                       Students nominating Landscape                                   companies, conservation agencies or
                                                                                                              Architecture as their degree-specific                           higher education.
                                                           This major involves all aspects of                 major in the Bachelor of Arts or
                                                           landscape and land-use planning,                   Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
                                                           design and management, the                         course must also study:                                         Further study options
                                                           restoration and rehabilitation of                  • History and Theory of Landscape                               Students who complete a
                                                           disturbed environments and the                        Architecture                                                 Landscape Architecture major to
                                                           design and management of outdoor                   • Landscape Architecture Studio –                               a high enough standard can opt to
                                                           spaces to create exciting, functional                 Considerations                                               complete the Master of Landscape
                                                           and attractive environments which will             • Structures and Natural Systems                                Architecture. Completion of a
                                                           contribute to the life of the community.                                                                           Landscape Architecture major can
                                                           You’ll also develop essential skills               Career opportunities                                            also lead to further studies in a
                                                           in critical thinking, providing you                                                                                postgraduate Urban Design course,
                                                           with a strong foundation in the                    A major in Landscape Architecture                               Master of Architecture (requires
                                                           practical, as well as theoretical, art of          with further study provides a wide                              additional conversion units), Master
                                                           landscape design.                                  range of employment options including                           of Building Information Modelling,
                                                                                                              working as a landscape architect,                               or a Graduate Certificate in
                                                                                                              environmental consultant, urban                                 Architectural Conservation.
                                                           Popular study combinations                         designer, landscape architectural
                                                           • Fine Arts
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                                                           • History of Art
                                                           • Communication and Media Studies
                                                                                                                    Direct Pathway example (Landscape Architecture)

                                                           Course structure                                         ATAR
                                                                                                                                                       3                            2                   Bachelor’s degree
                                                           Level 1 core units
                                                                                                                    92                               YEARS      1                YEARS                 Master of Landscape
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                                                           • Design Studio – Groundings                                                            Undergraduate                 Postgraduate           Architecture
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                                                           • Techniques of Visualisation
                                                                                                                    Graduate Pathway example (Landscape Architecture)
                                                           Level 2 core units
                                                                                                                    ATAR
                                                                                                                                                       3                            2                   Bachelor’s degree

                                                                                                                    80
                                                           • Design Studio – Future Making
                                                           • Site Manipulation                                                                       YEARS                       YEARS                 Master of Landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Architecture
                                                                                                                                                   Undergraduate                 Postgraduate

                                                           Level 3 core units
                                                           • Landscape Architecture Studio –                   1
                                                                                                                   students need to maintain a grade point average of 5.5 during undergraduate degree

                                                             Expansions

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Music General Studies

                                                                                                                                    Undergraduate Majors
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PREREQUISITES: Audition to demonstrate musical background                                   DURATION
                                                                             ATAR
equivalent to Music ATAR. Performance level equivalent to AMEB grade
                                                                                                3                  LOCATION
5 is expected

RECOMMENDED: None
                                                                            80                YEARS
                                                                                            FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                   PERTH
This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts

Combine your passion for                           Popular study combinations            Career opportunities

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performance or composition                         • Music: Electronic Music and         Well-rounded graduates will benefit
with other fields of study. In                       Sound Design                        from communication, musical,
                                                   • Communications and Media Studies    analytical, written and research skills
Music General Studies, you                         • English and Literary Studies        that are desirable in a wide range of
can develop your skills in                         • Fine Arts                           professions. Some graduates may
musicology and participate                         • Science                             pursue careers within the creative arts,
                                                   • Law                                 while others may use skills gained in
in practical music making,                                                               music as well as their other area of
receiving expert one-                              Course structure                      study to pursue employment in any
on-one performance or                                                                    number of areas.
                                                   Level 1 core units
composition tuition.                               • Practical Studies A                 Further study options
                                                   • Practical Studies B
This major is designed for students                                                      • Master of Music
who are keen to develop their                                                            • Master of Music International
                                                   Level 2 core units
passion and skills in performance or                                                       Pedagogy
composition, and can be studied as                 • Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance
a second major combined with most                    and Baroque)
of our other majors. Music General                 • Western Art Music 2 (Classical
Studies is a stepping stone to a variety             and Romantic)
of careers within and beyond the music             • Practical Studies C
profession. Studying Music General
Studies allows you to continue your                Level 3 core units and options
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musical journey while pursuing other               • Practical Studies D
fields of interest.                                • Western Art Music 3 (Modernist
                                                     and Postmodernist)
                                                   • Music in the Sixties
                                                   • Music in Film, TV and Video Games
                                                   • Music in the Community
                                                   • Advanced Ensemble
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Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
Undergraduate Majors

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                                                           music-electronic-music-and-sound-design
                                                                                                                                                       DURATION
                                                           PREREQUISITES: None                                                            ATAR
                                                                                                                                                           3                LOCATION

                                                           RECOMMENDED: None                                                              80             YEARS
                                                                                                                                                       FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                                                            PERTH
                                                           This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts

                                                           Combine your love of music                         Popular study                         Career opportunities
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                                                           and technology in this                             combinations                          Graduates will gain skills applicable
                                                           creative-focused major.                            •   Communication and Media Studies   to a range of creative and technical
                                                                                                              •                                     professions. Some may pursue
                                                           The Electronic Music and                               Fine Arts
                                                                                                                                                    careers in areas such as creative
                                                                                                              •   History of Art
                                                           Sound Design major allows                          •   Music Studies                     and performing arts, visual arts,
                                                           you to explore industry-                           •   Science                           entertainment industry and associated
                                                                                                                                                    fields. Others may go on to become
                                                           relevant techniques and                            •   Law
                                                                                                                                                    sound or audio engineers, sound
                                                                                                              •   Computer Science
                                                           technologies as you create                                                               artists or designers.
                                                           professional electronic music
                                                                                                              Course structure
                                                           compositions.                                                                            Further study options
                                                                                                              Level 1 core units
                                                                                                                                                    • Master of Music
                                                           Electronic Music and Sound Design                  • Music Theory for Electronic         • Master of Music International
                                                           is a creative-focused major where                    Musicians                             Pedagogy
                                                           students develop expertise in                      • Electronic Music: Methods and
                                                           electronic music composition, sound                  Means
                                                           design and production, programming,
                                                           and software/hardware instrument                   Complementary – Take all
                                                           design – all skills that are applicable            complementary units
                                                           to a range of creative and technical               • Communication Skills in Music
                                                           professions. Studio and lab-based                  • Video Art: Methods and Means
                                                           units allow students to think creatively,
                                                           to invent and to innovate, while they              Level 2 core units
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                                                           explore and develop ideas toward the
                                                                                                              • Electronic Music: Experimental
                                                           formation of new electronic music and
                                                                                                                Investigations
                                                           sound art works. The Electronic Music
                                                                                                              • Electronic Music: Interactive
                                                           and Sound Design major culminates
                                                                                                                Systems
                                                           in a major project of your choosing,
                                                                                                              • Sound, Image and Space
                                                           such as an album of electronic works,
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                                                           performance.
                                                                                                              Complementary
                                                                                                              • Video Art: Experimental
                                                                                                                Investigations

                                                                                                              Level 3 core units
                                                                                                              • Sound Art: Advanced Studio
                                                                                                              • Sound Art: Major Project

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Music Specialist Studies

                                                                                                                                    Undergraduate Majors
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PREREQUISITES: Audition to demonstrate musical background                                      DURATION
                                                                               ATAR
equivalent to Music ATAR. Performance level equivalent to AMEB grade
                                                                                                   3                LOCATION
7 is expected

RECOMMENDED: None
                                                                               80                YEARS
                                                                                               FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                     PERTH

This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts

Whether you love performing                        Popular study combinations               Recent graduate destinations include

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                                                                                            Australian National Academy of Music,
or composing, Music                                Music Studies is required as the
                                                                                            Australian Chamber Orchestra and
Specialist Studies equips you                      first major.
                                                                                            Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
with the skills for a career in                                                             as well as Oxford University, Royal
the music profession. Study
                                                   Course structure:                        Academy of Music and the Academy
                                                   Level 1 (no core units)                  of Ancient Music.
music at UWA and join one
                                                   Level 2 core units
of the world’s highest ranked                                                               Further study options
                                                   •   Music Language 3
performing arts programs.                          •   Music Language 4                     Students who undertake a Bachelor
                                                   •   Principal Studies 3                  of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy
Within this major you will work with               •   Principal Studies 4                  (Honours) with two music majors will
world-class musicians to develop                                                            have postgraduate options across all
your skills as an emerging musician                Level 3 core units and options           areas of music specialisation.
or composer. As a well-equipped 21st                                                        • Master of Music (Orchestral
century musician, you will have the                • Music Education in Research
                                                                                               Performance)
opportunity to pursue postgraduate                   and Practice
                                                                                            • Master of Music (Opera Studies)
training in many areas, including                  • Principal Studies 5
                                                                                            • Master of Music
national and international centres of              • Principal Studies 6
                                                                                            • Master of Music International
music excellence, and prepare for a                • Music in Film, TV and Video Games
                                                                                               Pedagogy
career in the creative arts industry. This         • Topics in Performance Practice
major provides you with a rigorous,
high-quality tertiary music education              For additional course structure
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and an intensive concentration in
a chosen area of specialisation:                   edu.au/courses/music-specialist
performance, composition or                        studies
musicology. This major can only be
taken by Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor              Career opportunities
of Philosophy (Honours) students                   Graduates pursue careers in a wide
concurrently enrolled in the Music                 range of areas including the creative
Studies major.                                     and performing arts, music education,
                                                   the entertainment industry and
                                                   associated fields. Many graduates
                                                   have careers as performing musicians,
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                                                   either with an orchestra or ensemble,
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                                                   as conductors or composers, or a
                                                   combination of these. Others go on to
                                                   become music administrators, music
                                                   or arts managers, music journalists
                                                   or librarians.

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Music Studies
Undergraduate Majors

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                                                           PREREQUISITES: Audition to demonstrate musical background                                      DURATION
                                                                                                                                         ATAR
                                                           equivalent to Music ATAR. Performance level equivalent to AMEB grade
                                                                                                                                                              3                LOCATION
                                                           5 is expected

                                                           RECOMMENDED: None
                                                                                                                                         80                 YEARS
                                                                                                                                                          FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                                                               PERTH
                                                           This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts

                                                           Through Music Studies you                          Course structure                         become music administrators, music
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                                                                                                                                                       or arts managers, music journalists
                                                           have the opportunity to                            Level 1 core units                       or librarians.
                                                           innovate, create, and expand                       • Communication Skills in Music
                                                           your knowledge through                             • Popular Music in Global Perspective
                                                                                                                                                       Further study options
                                                           performance, composition                           Level 1 complementary Units              • Master of Music
                                                           or musicology.                                     •   Principal Studies 1
                                                                                                                                                       • Master of Music International
                                                                                                                                                         Pedagogy
                                                                                                              •   Principal Studies 2                  • Master of Teaching
                                                           Develop your artistic and creative skills          •   Music Language 1
                                                           while gaining a broad grounding in                 •   Music Language 2
                                                           music. You will have the opportunity to
                                                           choose a specialist area of music study            Level 2 core units and options             “I chose Music Studies
                                                           in addition to studying common core                                                            because music is such
                                                           units. The Music Studies major attracts            • Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance
                                                           students from across the University                   and Baroque)                             a big part of my life and
                                                           who are keen to develop their passion              • Western Art Music 2 (Classical and        I wanted to deepen my
                                                                                                                 Romantic)
                                                           and skills in music. Many students
                                                                                                              Plus one of the following:
                                                                                                                                                          understanding of it. I’m also
                                                           combine this major with another area                                                           studying Chemistry as it is
                                                           of study. As a result you will experience          • Chamber Music
                                                           studying with students from diverse                • Music in World Cultures                   another passion of mine
                                                           backgrounds, creating a dynamic                                                                and would open up other
                                                                                                              Level 3 core units and options
                                                           and engaging learning environment.                                                             career options. I chose to
                                                           Students wishing to specialise                     • Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and
                                                           in performance, composition or                       Postmodernist)
                                                                                                                                                          study at UWA because it
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                                                           musicology should consider taking the              • Music in the Community                    seemed like the best option
                                                           Music Studies major concurrently with              • Advanced Ensemble                         for me considering at the
                                                           the Music Specialist Studies major.                                                            end of Year 12 I had no
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                                                                                                                                                          idea whether I wanted to
                                                           Popular study combinations                                                                     pursue music as a career or
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                                                           •   Communication and Media Studies
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                                                           •   English and Literary Studies
                                                                                                                                                          science. UWA gave me the
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                                                           •   Fine Arts                                      Career opportunities                        opportunity to study a bit of
                                                           •   Music Specialist Studies                       Graduates pursue careers in the             both before I decide.”
                                                                                                              creative and performing arts, music
                                                                                                              education, entertainment industry           Joshua Van Zuylen
                                                                                                              and associated fields. Many graduates
                                                                                                              have careers as performing musicians,
                                                                                                              either with an orchestra or ensemble,
                                                                                                              as conductors or composers, or a
                                                                                                              combination of these. Others go on to

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Philosophy

                                                                                                                                       Undergraduate Majors
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PREREQUISITES: None                                                                          DURATION
                                                                              ATAR
RECOMMENDED: None                                                                                 3                  LOCATION

This major is available via the Bachelor of Arts
                                                                             80                YEARS
                                                                                             FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                     PERTH

The study of Philosophy                            Popular study combinations             Career opportunities

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tackles some of the biggest                        •   Anthropology and Sociology         In business and the public service,
questions in life while                            •   Law and Society                    Philosophy graduates can be found in
                                                   •   History                            areas such as strategic planning where
teaching you the crucial skills                    •   Business Law                       their conceptual skills and ability to see
of thinking critically, writing                    •   Economics                          the big picture are highly valued. With
clearly and reading carefully.                                                            a growing awareness of corporate,
                                                   Course structure                       medical and environmental ethics,
The questions explored include ‘what                                                      students who specialise in ethics have
                                                   Level 1 core units (select two)        the opportunity to work in these areas.
is justice?’, ‘how do we know things?’,
                                                   • God, Mind and Knowledge
‘what does it mean to be conscious?’,
                                                   • Introduction to Critical Thinking    Further study options
‘what is truth?’ and many more.
                                                   • Justice and Contemporary Ethics
                                                                                          This major lays the foundation
Learn to distinguish between good and                                                     for further study at honours and
bad arguments, and make informed                   Level 2 core units (select three)
                                                                                          postgraduate level.
recommendations on contentious                     • Bioethics
issues. Studying Philosophy allows you             • Exploring the Nature of Science
to explore a vast range of influential             • Knowledge and the Justification
                                                                                            “Tackling some of the most
ideas, from the ancient philosophers                 of Belief
(whose works are preserved in                      • Logic: How to Defeat Your Foes          fundamental questions
manuscripts from India, China and                    with Reasoning                          in our world has truly
Greece) right down to cutting-edge                 • Philosophy of Mind                      developed my critical
contemporary work on pressing ethical              • Philosophy of Religion
                                                                                             thinking skills and helped
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issues, the nature of mind and artificial          • Problems in Philosophical
intelligence.                                        Psychology                              me think more clearly about
                                                                                             my own opinions, beliefs
This major should not be confused with             Level 3 core units (select three)         and choices.”
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours),              • Advanced Logic
which is a separate undergraduate                  • Aesthetics                              Jasper Twigg
degree course.                                     • Continental Philosophy: The Origin
                                                     and Influence of Phenomenology
                                                   • Meaning, Truth and Language
                                                   • Metaphysics: a User’s Guide to
                                                     Time Travel
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Pathways to professional careers

A postgraduate professional degree is a master’s                  Direct Pathways require a higher ATAR than our bachelor’s
                                                                  degrees in Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce and Science.
or doctorate-level course taken upon completion                   To study one of our Direct Pathways, you’ll need to meet the
of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) that                       ATAR for the specific pathway and apply through TISC using
qualifies you to enter a profession.                              its unique code. You will also need to continue to meet any
                                                                  ongoing requirements of the Direct Pathway for your course.
Pursuing one of our professional pathways will further
your studies and increase your career opportunities in
professional areas such as:                                       Graduate pathways
• Architecture – Master of Architecture                           If you don’t meet the ATAR requirement for a Direct Pathway,
• Landscape Architecture – Master of Landscape                    you can still study in the same area using the graduate,
   Architecture                                                   or standard, pathway. This involves entering your flexible
                                                                  three-year undergraduate degree (ATAR of 80 required),
                                                                  achieving high grades, sitting the relevant tests and interview
There are two pathways you can choose from:
                                                                  component, and then applying for your postgraduate degree
                                                                  at the end of the last year of your bachelor’s degree.
Direct Pathways
If you already have a professional career in mind, our Direct
Pathways combine your undergraduate and postgraduate
degrees, providing you with a clearer direction to your
                                                                  Architecture
career of choice.                                                 Choose a Bachelor of Arts with the Architecture co-requisite

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                                                                  majors to begin your professional pathway. You’ll then apply
Direct Pathways in Architecture and Creative Arts include:        to complete a two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) which
• Architecture – Minimum 92 ATAR                                  comprises an intensive program in design, technology,
• Landscape Architecture – Minimum 92 ATAR                        theory and professional practice.

1.      These pathways are also available through the Bachelor    Landscape Architecture
        of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway
                                                                  Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a major in
        require an ATAR of 98.00.
                                                                  Landscape Architecture or equivalent. You’ll then apply to
2.      Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional
                                                                  complete a two-year Master of Landscape Architecture.
        year to complete this pathway.

A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our
postgraduate professional courses and, in some cases,
reduces the length of your postgraduate course.

      Direct Pathway example (Architecture)

      ATAR
                                                      3                     2                                Bachelor’s degree

      92                                                          
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                                                    YEARS   1
                                                                          YEARS                              Master of Architecture
                                                 Undergraduate          Postgraduate

      Graduate Pathway example (Architecture)

      ATAR
                                                      3                     2                                Bachelor’s degree

      80                                                          
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                                                                                                             Master of Architecture
                                                    YEARS                 YEARS
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                                                 Undergraduate          Postgraduate

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    students need to maintain a grade point average of
    5.5 during undergraduate degree

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Master of Architecture
                                                                    (Coursework)
Postgraduate Professional Courses

                                                                                                                               DURATION
                                                            COURSE CODE:              INTAKE:
                                                               25520                SEMESTER 1,
                                                                                                        FULL-TIME
                                                                                                       OR PART-TIME
                                                                                                                                   2              LOCATION

                                                            (COURSEWORK)            SEMESTER 2                                   YEARS            PERTH
                                                                                                                               FULL-TIME

                                                           Construct your career with a               Critical Studies options are developed   Career opportunities
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                                                                                                      to equip you with contemporary
                                                           Master of Architecture.                    analytical, critical, communication
                                                                                                                                               Our master’s course equips you with
                                                                                                                                               the skills you need to go on to become
                                                                                                      and research skills in a wide ranging
                                                           The Architecture program at UWA is                                                  an architect in a range of roles across
                                                                                                      selection of topics.
                                                           professionally accredited and involves                                              private and government sectors,
                                                           a diverse range of design studios,                                                  both in Australia and internationally.
                                                                                                      Technology options build upon the
                                                           technical studies options, history                                                  There are also other opportunities
                                                                                                      necessary regulatory frameworks and
                                                           and theory options and professional                                                 in related areas of urban design,
                                                                                                      their implementation and develop
                                                           practice study programs.                                                            landscape architecture, architectural
                                                                                                      research into common and emerging
                                                                                                                                               conservation, city and regional
                                                                                                      technologies, material behaviours,
                                                           The structure of the course gives                                                   planning, architectural illustration
                                                                                                      structural systems and environmental
                                                           greater choice and control over                                                     and modelling, building information
                                                                                                      performance.
                                                           the direction and timing of your                                                    modelling, furniture design,
                                                           architectural education. It will also                                               project management, research into
                                                                                                      You’ll also complete core units
                                                           enable you to develop a greater level of                                            construction materials, building and
                                                                                                      in Technical Compliance, Project
                                                           specialisation within the discipline.                                               the built environment and academia.
                                                                                                      Implementation and Professional
                                                                                                      Practice to prepare you for work
                                                           Within the course you are required         as a graduate.                           Course structure
                                                           to fulfil a minimum amount of study
                                                           within three streams: Design, Critical
                                                                                                                                               Conversion
                                                           Studies, and Technology.                   Admission requirements                   Students who have not completed
                                                                                                      To be considered for admission to this   a Bachelor of Arts with majors
                                                           Design represents the core of the          course an applicant must have –          in Architecture or equivalent as
                                                           program and comprises the largest          (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an           recognised by the faculty, must
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                                                           proportion of your time and study.             equivalent qualification,            complete relevant conversion units up
                                                           The Design studio aims to achieve              as recognised by UWA;                to the value of 72 points.
                                                           competency across different                    and
                                                           scales, various typologies and             (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted
                                                           diverse materials.                             average mark of at least
                                                                                                          60 per cent.
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