Study Arts and Humanities

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Transform your future

Interested in human cultures, creative arts, history and society? Want to broaden your mind with challenging ideas?

Studies in the arts will foster transferable skills that are highly valued across all sectors – skills such as communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Students can select from a range of majors and interest areas, including History, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Political and International Relations, and other shared majors.

Studies in the Arts will provide you with the versatility, cultural awareness, and creative thinking to pave your 21st-century career in creative arts, journalism, marketing, politics, creative writing and more.

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow. 

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“My studies have changed my whole trajectory. I was driving trucks and now I'm writing surveys and research papers and working on my career as an author. ”

Uni in July


Hurry! Applications close 26 June to start in July.

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Why choose Arts with Southern Cross?

5-star rating

5-star rating for graduate salary and full-time employment in Communications (GUG 2023)

Higher starting salary

Higher starting salary than national average in Communications (Grad Outcome Survey 2010-2022)

Strong job prospects

85% graduate employment (Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences Grad Outcomes Survey 2020-2022)

At home in the arts

Cecile Knight is a vital piece of the Gold Coast’s cultural scene, working as an Exhibitions Officer at the HOTA (Home Of The Arts). With exhibitions often planned years in advance, Cecile works closely with planners, curators, engineers, painters, and artists to execute some of the region’s most prominent exhibitions.

Cecile credits her success in this role to the people she’s met along the way, including her time at Southern
Cross University. Cecile’s time studying in the Northern Rivers left a lasting impression on her and provided a stimulating environment that helped shape her career.

Cecile Knight Exhibitions Officer at Home of the Arts (HOTA) and SCU graduate stands outside the brightly coloured walls at HOTA wearing a bright coloured shirt

“The arts and culture scene there is huge, stretching from Murwillumbah all the way down to Yamba. I really enjoyed my time there and it was a lovely place to study”

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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Entry pathways

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