New directions in 2013
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Creative arts is changing rapidly and from 2013 La Trobe will be leading the way with a revised Bachelor of Creative Arts degree that anticipates and responds to the demands of these new directions. At the core of this new degree is a suite of subjects which will teach you a distinct approach to creativity and practice. This multi-disciplinary approach is a cutting edge response to current international trends in creative arts.
These new core subjects enable you to explore and experiment with thinking and practice as a creative artist across all its disciplines. You will also study a suite of introductory subjects in creative writing, performance, media arts and visual arts. The breadth of the current degree has been maintained, but this new structure means you will have an introduction and be firmly grounded across various creative arts disciplines. So it is your choice to remain broad or to specialise. At an advanced level there are also new subjects that focus on developing your portfolio, working with communities and researching and working from a brief.
A crucial part of the new degree is a focus on building a creative arts student culture within the university, as well as providing grounding for collaborative projects which creative arts increasingly demands.
Bachelor of Media Studies
With an ever changing media landscape, La Trobe University will be offering a revised Bachelor of Media degree in 2013 which will put you even more ahead of the game with a new emphasis on combining practice with theory across a suite of new core subjects.
At first year, the subjects Exploring Media Arts, Making Networked Culture, and Writing with Words both introduce the culture and aesthetics of the changed media landscape as well as enabling you to learn basic media concepts and skills needed to operate creatively and successfully.
In second and third year you extend your conceptual and practical skills through a range of new subjects across large and small screen, radio/sound, media art, and writing for screen and sound – including Remix, Screenplay: Soundplay, and Exploring Spaces.
In third year, you also have expanded opportunities to focus your research and portfolio media work on working to a brief and in the community with subjects such as Exploring Spaces, Portfolio and Advanced Research. Also in that year you will have the opportunity to gain credit through industry experience working on the production of a television series in conjunction with Channel 31, or a portfolio project of your own. As a student in the revised Bachelor of Media degree you will be part of a vibrant student culture that anticipates the collaborative and responsive ways of working that media now requires.