Course summary

The Bachelor of Arts enables students to pursue areas about which they are passionate while gaining relevant, transferrable and valuable career skills for life. The course promotes critical thinking, community engagement and creative practices and provides the scope to build strong intellectual capabilities and a broad knowledge of the liberal arts as well as a deepened understanding through the study of majors.

Students focus on their areas of interest through the selection of eight-unit majors in the disciplines of Art and Design, Communication and Cultural Studies, Contemporary Music, Governance and Society, History, Media Studies, Psychology, and Writing, with the freedom to combine these majors with others offered by the University. Majors are available on campus and/or by distance education or a combination of both.

Specialist streams (made up of a minimum of four units) are also available for students to pursue languages (currently Mandarin) and community engaged learning. Students can also elect to undertake a professional placement to gain experience in the workplace and to establish professional contacts.

In addition to the command of their chosen disciplines, graduates develop cultural awareness, intellectual rigour, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. This benefits their future workplaces, whether they choose to work in service to the public, in business organisations, in education, as a writer or cultural producer, or to build their career in another field.

Majors are available both on campus and by distance education or a combination of both.

Students of the Bachelor of Arts may exit the program early with an Associate Degree of Creative Writing, following successful completion of 16 required units.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'