Bachelor of Arts

Course Code 4000
CRICOS Code 057294K
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Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units

Location Lake Macquarie
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Avondale's Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a three year degree designed to present arts within a Christian world view and to help you understand society and your role in it. The course gives you opportunities to develop your abilities in problem-recognition and solving, research skills, analysis, synthesis and creativity, critical and reflective thinking, and written and non-verbal communication.

The degree provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue graduate diplomas and other postgraduate qualifications.

Studying Arts will develop your higher critical thinking skills and encourage exploration of how you view the world and yourself. 

You will have the opportunity to progress in a variety of creative and humanitarian interest areas.


Career Opportunities


The career possibilities for Avondale Arts graduates are extensive due to the variety of disciplines offered and foundational skills imparted. 

Chaplaincy

  • School Chaplain
  • Hospital Chaplain
  • Youth worker

Communication

  • Print media
  • Advertising
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Television and video production
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Photo-journalism
  • Marketing
  • Publication and multimedia design

Counselling

  • Counsellor in agency or community based settings
  • School chaplain
  • School counsellor
  • Disability services
  • Telephone counselling
  • Private practice
  • Welfare and youth services

Humanities

  • Teaching (when combined with a teaching qualification)
  • Journalism
  • Media and film
  • Management and administration
  • International development
  • Human resource management
  • Politics
  • Music
  • Public relations

IPDS

  • Development field worker
  • Projects director
  • Refugee work

Music

  • Performance
  • Concert agent and/or manager
  • Specialist music teacher in primary or secondary schools
  • Music tutor and/or lecturer
  • Music critic/reviewer
  • Music administrator

Psychology (after completion of necessary postgraduate studies for psychology registration)

  • School psychologist
  • Family Service Officer
  • Youth Justice Officer
  • Learning Support Personnel
  • Community Support Coordinator
  • Counsellor
  • Probation Officer
  • Assessment Officer
  • Job Placement Officer
  • Social Welfare Officer
  • Project Manager, Mental Health Project
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor

Visual Arts

  • Commercial and fine art ceramics
  • Commercial and fine art photography
  • Gallery curating

Admission Criteria


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • ATAR of 60.00+ or equivalent (e.g. OP of 16 or less) 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Most disciplines do not have specific admission requirements. Those that do are:

Mathematics (Major/Minor): Recent HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or recommendation from Avondale's Discipline of Science and Mathematics. 

Music (Major/Minor): Admission to the Music major is by interview, audition and placement tests. Applicants should normally have studied music for approximately six years, but with approval of the Music Strand Convenor may be admitted with other appropriate music experience.

WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

  • If an ATAR is below 60.00 (or equivalent), you may still be able to gain entry into this degree on a provisional basis. Work experience, educational qualifications and special circumstances may be considered upon application.

Alternative admission may be obtained by one or more of the following methods:

  • Previous post-secondary qualifications at an appropriate level,
  • Appropriate scores in the uniTEST and the Tertiary Online Written Assessment (TOWA),
  • Special consideration (e.g. disadvantaging factors impacting on Year 12 results).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Overseas applicants will have their qualifications assessed by Avondale Admissions in line with the Admission Policy for Undergraduate Higher Education Courses found at  http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/   Overseas applicants are also required to satisfy Australian Government visa requirements http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English as per the Admission Policy for Undergraduate Higher Education Courses

found at http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/


Course Structure


Course Duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent).

Study Mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units.

Maximum time to complete: 8 years

The BA is composed of 24 units (144 credit points) of study over six semesters. All units are worth six credit points.

Standard Structure (1 Major, 2 minors)

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Major A 100
  • Minor A 100
  • Core  - ARTS11110 The Art of Scholarship
  • Core - CHST16110 Studies in Christianity

Year 1 Semester 2

  • Major A 100
  • Major A 100/200
  • Core  - ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media Messages
  • Core - ARTS 11120 Aesthetics, Imagination and Collaboration or approved alternative

Year 2 Semester 1

  • Major A 200
  • Minor A 100/200
  • Minor B 100
  • Core-Directed Elective

Year 2 Semester 2

  • Major A 200
  • Minor A 200
  • Minor B 100/200
  • Core  - CHST26110 Studies in Christianity 2 or approved alternative

Year 3 Semester 1

  • 2 x Major A 300
  • Minor B 200/300
  • Core  -  ARTS31121 Studies in Christianity III: Ethics, Social Responsibility and Communication Law or approved alternative

Year 3 Semester 2

  • Major A 300
  • Minor A 200/300
  • Minor B 200/300
  • ARTS31100 Arts Independent Topic or approved alternative

Units available in 2018 are listed below :

Arts Core

ARTS11110 The Art of Scholarship

CHST16110 Studies in Christianity I

ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media Messages

ARTS11120 Aesthetics, Imagination and Collaboration

CHST26110 Studies in Christianity II

Directed Elective

ARTS31121 Studies in Christianity III: Ethics, Social Responsibility and Communication Law OR THEO36113 Religions of the World

ARTS 31100 Arts Independent Topic

Special Units (Available only with Course Convenor Approval)

ARTS21110 Arts Guided Readings

ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible

 

Chaplaincy Major (8 units)

CNSL11100   Foundational Counselling Skills

And one of the units listed below:

CHMN16140   Introduction to Psychology of Ministry OR

PSYC213       Lifespan Developmental Psychology OR

CHPL21100    Principles and Practice of Chaplaincy

Plus: the units listed below:

CHPL31100   Clinical Pastoral Experience I

CHPL31110   Clinical Pastoral Experience II

CNSL31100   Counselling Ethics and Spiritual integration in Counselling

CNSL21120   Emotional & Behavioural Responses

CNSL21100   Foundational Counselling Theories

Note: THEO36113 Religions of the World is required in place of the core unit ARTS34300 Ethics and Social Responsibility

 

Communication Major (8 units)

COMM11100 Writing for Media Contexts

COMM21100 Effective Workplace Communication

COMM21110 Print Journalism Practice

COMM21130 Video Production & Digital Technologies

COMM21170 Public Relations: Principles and Practice

COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story

COMM31150 Advanced Journalism Practice

COMM31190 Professional Internship: An Industry Experience

 

Communication Minor (4 units)

COMM11100    Writing for Media Contexts

And three of the units from the list below:

COMM21100 Effective Workplace Communication

COMM21110 Print Journalism Practice

COMM21130 Video Production & Digital Technologies

COMM21170 Public Relations: Principles and Practice

COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story

COMM31150 Advanced Journalism Practice

 

Counselling Specialisation (14 units)

CNSL11100   Foundational Counselling Skills

CNSL21100   Foundational Counselling Theories

CNSL21120   Emotional and Behavioural Responses

CNSL21130   Advanced Counselling Skills

CNSL21140   Family Therapy Theories

CNSL31100  Counselling Ethics & Spiritual Integration in Counselling

CNSL31130   Clinical Internship I

CNSL31140   Clinical Internship II

CNSL31180   Personality and Psychopathology

PSYC102        Introductory Psychology I

PSYC213        Introductory Psychology II

PSCY213        Lifespan Developmental Psychology

CNSL31150   Couple Counselling

CNSL31160   Child and Adolescent Therapy

 

Counselling Major (8 units)

CNSL11100   Foundational Counselling Skills

CNSL21100   Foundational Counselling Theories

CNSL21120   Emotional and Behavioural Responses

CNSL21130   Advanced Counselling Skills

CNSL21140   Family Therapy Theories

CNSL31100  Counselling Ethics & Spiritual Integration in Counselling

CNSL31180   Personality and Psychopathology

CNSL31150   Couple Counselling OR CNSL31160 Child and Adolescent Therapy

 

Counselling Major Education Variant (8 units)

CNSL11100   Foundational Counselling Skills

CNSL21100   Foundational Counselling Theories

CNSL21120   Emotional and Behavioural Responses

CNSL21130   Advanced Counselling Skills

CNSL21140   Family Therapy Theories

CNSL31100  Counselling Ethics & Spiritual Integration in Counselling

PSYC102     Introductory Psychology I

CNSL31160   Child and Adolescent Therapy

 

Counselling Minor (4 units)

CNSL11100   Foundational Counselling Skills

CNSL21100   Foundational Counselling Theories

CNSL21120   Emotional and Behavioural Responses

CNSL21130   Advanced Counselling Skills OR CNSL21140 Or Family Therapy Theories OR CNSL31100  Counselling Ethics & Spiritual Integration in Counselling

 

English Major (8 units)

ENGL11100   Critical Approaches to Literature

ENGL11110   Drama Studies: Text and Performance

COMM21110  Print Journalism Practice

ENGL21120   Literature for Children and Young Adults

ENGL21130   Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts

ENGL31100   Renaissance Literature: Texts and Performance

ENGL31110   Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century

COMM31110  Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story

 

English Minor (4 units)

ENGL11100   Critical Approaches to Literature

And two units from the following list:

ENGL11110   Drama Studies: Text and Performance

ENGL21120   Literature for Children and Young Adults

ENGL21130   Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts

ENGL31100   Renaissance Literature: Texts and Performance

ENGL31110   Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century

Plus one unit from the following list:

Comm21110   Print Journalism Practice

COMM31110  Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story

 

History Major (8 units)

HIST11100    What is History?

HIST31100    Historical Practice

Plus six units from the list below:

HIST21100    Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World

HIST21100    Culture, Politics and War in the Ancient World

HIST21120    Studies in Revolutions

HIST21130    Reformation Era

HIST31120    Old Empires/New Nations

ARTS31190   The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

HIST21150    The World at War

VISC31100    History and Theory of Art

HIST11140     Australian History: Key themes

 

History Minor -  (4 units)

HIST11100 What is History?

Plus 3 other history units at 200/300 level (excluding HIST21000 and HIST22000)

 

Ancient History (Major)

HIST11100 What is History?

HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World

HIST21110 Culture, Politics and War in the Ancient World

HIST31100 Historical Practice

Plus a maximum of one of the following:

HIST21120 Studies in Revolutions

HIST21130 Reformation Era

ARTS31120 Old Empires- New Nations

ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

HIST31110 The World at War 1914-1945

HIST11140 Australian History: Key themes

Plus a minimum of three external units approved by both strand and course convenor. Ensure a minimum of 3 x 300 level units.

 

Ancient History (Minor)

HIST11100 What is History?

HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World

HIST21110 Culture, Politics and War in the Ancient World

HIST31100 Historical Practice

International Poverty and Development Studies Major (8 units)

GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues

GEOH12000 Environmental Issues

GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

GEOH21110 NGOs and Ethics

GEOH31120 Domestic Placement

GEOH31100 Geographies of Development

And two units from the list below:

GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places

EDUC30103 Multicultural and Indigenous Studies

GEOH21120 International Placement

THEO36113 Religions of the World

 

International Poverty and Development Studies Minor (4 units)

GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues

GEOH12000 Environmental Issues

And two units from the list below:

GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

GEOH21110 NGOs and Ethics

GEOH21120 International Placement

 

Music Specialisation (12 units)

MUSC11100 Performance I

MUSC11110  Performance II

MUSC11120  Musicology I: Medieval & Renaissance

MUSC11130  Musicology II: Baroque & Classical

MUSC21120  Musicology III: Romantic

MUSC21100  Performance III

MUSC21110  Performance IV

MUSC21130  Musicology IV: Post Romantic & Modern

MUSC31100  Performance V

MUSC31140  Musicology V: Ethnomusicology & Composition

MUSC31110  Performance VI

MUSC31150  Musicology VI: Australian Contemporary Music & Composition

 

Music Major (8 units)

MUSC11100  Performance I

MUSC11110  Performance II

MUSC11120  Musicology I: Medieval & Renaissance

MUSC11130  Musicology II: Baroque & Classical

MUSC21100  Performance III

MUSC21110  Performance IV

MUSC31140  Musicology V: Ethnomusicology & Composition

MUSC31150  Musicology VI: Australian Contemporary Music & Composition

 

Music Minor (4 units)

MUSC11100  Performance I

MUSC11110  Performance II

MUSC11120  Musicology I: Medieval & Renaissance

And one unit from the list below

MUSC31140  Musicology V: Ethnomusicology & Composition

MUSC31150  Musicology VI: Australian Contemporary Music & Composition

The additional following electives are available to music students in consultation with the Strand Convenor for Music:

CHMN16120 Worship and Communication

MUSC31160 Musicology VII

 

Psychology Specialisation

Students enrol in Psychology units by distance education with the University of New England. Please refer to the BA Course Convener for further information.

 

Visual Arts Major (8 units)

VISC11100 General Painting & Drawing

VISC11130 Ceramics Theory and Practice

VISC21100 Life Painting and Drawing

VISC21120 Digital Photography and Concepts

VISC21130 Sculpture Theory and Practice

VISC31110 History and Theory of Art

VISC31185 Art Studio A

VISC31190 Art Studio B

 

Visual Arts Minor (4 units)

VISC11100    General Painting & Drawing

VISC31100    History and Theory of Art

And 2 units from the list below:

VISC11130    Ceramics Theory and Practice

VISC21100    Life Painting and Drawing

VISC21120    Digital Photography and Concepts

VISC21130    Sculpture Theory and Practice

VISC31185    Art Studio A

 

Graphic Design Minor

GDES11100   Digital Design Fundamentals

GDES21100   Print Media Design

And two units from the list below:

VISC21120    Digital Photography and Concepts

GDES21130   Digital Media Design I

GDES31100   Multimedia Design & Concept

Additional Majors and and/or Minors offered through other disciplines which can be included in the BA

 

Accounting Major

ACCT16500 Financial Accounting and Reporting

ACCT26000 Corporate Accounting

ACCT22600 Management Accounting

LAWS26000 Corporate Law

ACCT26600 Management Accounting

ACCT31600 Accounting Theories and Practice

ACCT33400 Auditing and Assurance Services

ACCT34200 Australian Tax Law and Practice

 

Accounting Minor

Must pass four of the following units (in consultation with the course convenor):

ACCT16500 Financial Accounting and Reporting

ACCT26000 Corporate Accounting

ACCT22600 Management Accounting

LAWS26000 Corporate Law

ACCT26600 Management Accounting

ACCT31600 Accounting Theories and Practice

ACCT33400 Auditing and Assurance Services

ACCT34200 Australian Tax Law and Practice

 

Human Resource Management Major

MNGT26100 Organisational Behaviour

HRMT27000 Human Resource Management

LAWS28000 Workplace Relations

MNGT34500 New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur

BBUS25400 Services Marketing

HRMT39000 Human Resource Management Seminar

BBUS36400 Diversity in Business

BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business

 

Human Resource Management Minor

Must pass four of the following units (in consultation with the course convenor):

MNGT26100 Organisational Behaviour

HRMT27000 Human Resource Management

LAWS28000 Workplace Relations

MNGT34500 New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur

BBUS25400 Services Marketing

HRMT39000 Human Resource Management Seminar

BBUS36400 Diversity in Business

BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business

 

Marketing Major

MKTG28300 Services Marketing

MKTG28100 Marketing Communications

MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour

BBUS25400 Services Marketing

MKTG38200 Business to Business Marketing

MKTG36000 Current Issues and eMarketing

BBUS36400 Diversity in Business

BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business

 

Marketing Minor

Must pass four of the following units (in consultation with the course convenor):

MKTG28300 Services Marketing

MKTG28100 Marketing Communications

MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour

BBUS25400 Services Marketing

MKTG38200 Business to Business Marketing

MKTG36000 Current Issues and eMarketing

BBUS36400 Diversity in Business

BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business

 

Biological Science Major

Must pass four of the following units (in consultation with the course convenor):

BIOL15000 Introductory Biology

BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life

BIOL26200 Ecology

BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna of Australia (odd years)

GEOP24000 Physical Geography

BIOL39000 Research Project in Environmental Science

GEOP33000 Biogeography

Plus one appropriate 300 level environmental unit as approved by the science course convenor.

 

Biological Science Minor

BIOL15000 Introductory Biology

BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life

BIOL26200 Ecology

And one of the following: 

BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna of Australia (odd years)

GEOP33000 Biogeography

 

Mathematics Major

MATH16000 Mathematics IA

MATH16100 Mathematics IB

MATH26000 Calculus II

MATH26100 Algebra II

MATH26400 Numerical Methods and Statistics (odd years)

Choose three of the following:

MATH36100 Algebra III (even years)

MATH36200 Mathematical Analysis (even years)

MATH36400 Complex Analysis and Adv. Mathematical Methods (odd years)

MATH39000 Research Project in Mathematics

MATH 300-level Newcastle units

Must pass three of the following:

MATH36100 Algebra III (even years)

MATH36200 Mathematical Analysis (even years)

MATH36400 Complex Analysis and Adv. Mathematical Methods (odd years)

MATH39000 Research Project in Mathematics

MATH 300-level Newcastle units

 

Mathematics Minor

MATH16000 Mathematics IA

MATH16100 Mathematics IB

MATH26000 Calculus II

MATH26100 Algebra II

 

Religious Studies Major

BBNT16110 Mark  & Luke

BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative

THEO16110 Theology and Faith

BBNT16120 Pauline Studies 1

and one of the following units from:

BBBI26100 Daniel & Revelation

ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible

THEO26110 Revelation, Inspiration & Hermeneutics

THEO26120 Early & Medieval Christianity

THEO26111 Religion & Its Development

HIST21130 Reformation Era

THEO 24110 Contemporary Issues in Science & Religion

and two of the following units:

THEO36110 Salvation and Eschatology

THEO36120 Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

THEO36130 Ecclesiology and Sabbath

THEO36113 Religions of the World

 

Religious Studies Minor

BBNT16110 Mark & Luke

BBNT16120 Pauline Studies 1

BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative

And, one of the following units:

BBBI26100 Daniel & Revelation

ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible

HIST21130 Reformation Era

THEO24110 Contemporary Issues in Science & Religion

THEO26110 Revelation, Inspiration & Hermeneutics

THEO26111 Religion & Its Development

THEO26120 Early & Medieval Christianity

THEO36110 Salvation & Eschatology

THEO36113 Religions of the World

THEO36120 The Doctrine of God & the Work of Christ

THEO36130 Ecclesiology & Sabbath

 

Geography Major

GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues

GEOH12000 Environmental Issues

GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

GEOH21110 NGOs and Ethics

GEOP24000 Physical Geography

GEOH31100 Geographies of Development

GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places

GEOP33000 Biogeography

 

Geography Minor

GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues

GEOH12000 Environmental Issues

and two of the following:

GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

GEOH21110 NGOs and Ethics

GEOH31100 Geographies of Development

GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places

GEOP24000 Physical Geography

GEOP33000 Biogeography

 

Physics Minor

PHYS16000 Physics IA

PHYS16100 Physics IB

PHYS26100 From Quantum to Quark

And one of the following

PHYS26400 Space Physics

PHYS2250 Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity (UoN)

PHYS2260 Electromagnetism (UoN)

 

Chemistry Major

CHEM16000 Chemistry IA

CHEM16100 Chemistry IB

And three of the following 200-level units:

CHEM26000 Physical & Inorganic Chemistry (even years)

CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry (even years)

CHEM21400 Environmental Chemistry & Thermodynamics (odd years)

CHEM21200 Analytical Methods (odd years)

Must pass three of the following 300-level units:

CHEM32700 Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (even years)

CHEM33000 Spectroscopy, Structure and Energetics (odd years)

CHEM39000 Research Project in Chemistry

CHEM 300-level Newcastle units

 

Chemistry Minor

CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR

CHEM16100 Chemistry IB

And two of the following: 
CHEM26000 Physical & Inorganic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM21400 Environmental Chemistry & Thermodynamics (odd years)
CHEM21200 Analytical Methods (odd years)

Education Minor

Must complete any four of the following:

EDUC13101 Developing Your Core Competencies

EDUC20101 Relationships & Development

EDUC20102 ICT and Learning

EDUC22104 Managing the Primary Classroom Environment

EDUC23100 Introduction to Teaching

EDUC23101 Managing the Secondary Classroom Environment

EDUC28000 Administration and Management I

EDUC28100 Administration and Management II – Journeys of Change

EDUC33101 Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Schools

EDUC30102 Students with Special Education Needs

EDUC30103 Multicultural & Indigenous Education

 

Outdoor Education Minor

OEHP10100 Perspectives in Outdoor Education

OEHP20200 Sea Kayaking

OEHP20300 Expedition Planning and Management

OEHP20400 Leadership in the Outdoors

Requirements can also be satisfied (via advanced standing) by the completion of a Diploma of Outdoor Recreation.


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Practical Experience


Internship opportunities are incorporated into both Communication and International Development and Poverty Studies. International Poverty and Development Studies students are required to complete an overseas development experience of at least three weeks in duration.


Accreditation


Avondale is a self-accrediting Higher Education Provider, and the Bachelor of Arts course is offered within the terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).  In 2014 Avondale was granted self-accrediting status by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).


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