Undergraduate Studies in Australia

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A BA (Bachelor of Arts) is an undergraduate degree that prepares students for a career in their chosen field of study. Depending on the school and program, a BA can usually be earned in three to five years.

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Bachelor of Design Arts: Visual Arts

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realising your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Australia 2017. If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realising your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. You will develop foundational skills in life drawing and observational drawing and learn techniques to enable the manifestation of your art production. Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice will provide a framework and context for you to locate your own emerging practice. As an Academy graduate with a major in Visual Arts, you will have wide-ranging professional opportunities – for example, practising as an exhibiting artist, commercial illustration, teaching, or working in gallery and museum collections. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand approaches to art in materials and process Foundation skills in life and observational drawing Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Filmmaking & Photography stream or one of the other creative disciplines. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students Excellent communication skills Innovative thinker ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduating with a major in Visual Arts offers wide-ranging professional opportunities: for example,... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Filmmaking & Photography

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

If you have a creative eye for detail, our Filmmaking & Photography program will provide a focus for you to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals. [+]

If you have a creative eye for detail, our Filmmaking & Photography program will provide a focus for you to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals. Imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes, allowing you to merge your ideas and skills to complete your concepts with finesse and critical expertise. This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities, either freelance or within a studio. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand how imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes Refine raw ideas, develop narrative and understand genre, and recognize and develop creative strengths. Skills in image composition for both photography and filmmaking. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 contact hours per week. 16 week semesters. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Graphic & Digital Design

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, such as print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Whatever design direction you take, you can create and produce technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined within the briefing procedure. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Australia 2017. Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, such as print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Whatever design direction you take, you can create and produce technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined within the briefing procedure. Engaging with design studio environments, both simulated and actual, will further enhance your professional creativity and extend your skills. The program will provide you with detailed technical knowledge of leading-edge digital tools allowing you to realise your designs. The Academy’s Graphic & Digital Design program will also advance your visual literacy and cultivate your design aesthetic, leading to dynamic and rewarding career outcomes such as Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Multimedia Designer or Storyboard Artist. COURSE OBJECTIVES Adeptness with a broad range of skills, including: print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Conceive, develop and produce technically refined designs to meet a creative brief. Detailed knowledge of leading edge digital tools. Use the design process to achieve sophisticated design outcomes. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities. Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Communication Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Fashion & Costume Design

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

In our Fashion & Costume Design program you can look forward to a career full of glamour and style. Design principles are central to the course. You will create garments through applied design processes – from idea generation, to mood boards and storyboards that address design briefs and trend forecasts, textile selection and practical garment construction. [+]

In our Fashion & Costume Design program you can look forward to a career full of glamour and style. Design principles are central to the course. You will create garments through applied design processes – from idea generation, to mood boards and storyboards that address design briefs and trend forecasts, textile selection and practical garment construction. You will gain an understanding of commercial manufacturing, logistics and distribution, supported by an insight into the power of marketing and the importance of branding and fashion shows. As an Academy graduate with a major in Fashion & Costume Design you can launch your own fashion label, enter fashion retail or marketing, or design and handle production for boutique or large-scale manufacturers. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understanding and application of design principles. Garment construction through applied design processes, from idea generation to execution. Understand commercial manufacturing, logistics and distribution. Develop an understanding of fashion marketing and the importance of branding. Ability to project manage fashion events. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduates can launch their own fashion label, design and handle production for boutique or large-scale manufacturers, enter fashion retail or marketing. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Communication Design

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

Our Communication Design program opens up a world of opportunities. Focussed on creative solutions for clients and their brands, you will develop a deep and strategic understanding of consumer behaviour and the motivations and emotions surrounding a brand’s engagement. You’ll refine planning and craft skills, such as art direction and copywriting, and develop your ability to conceptualise and manage a campaign, from brief to channel delivery. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Australia 2017. Our Communication Design program opens up a world of opportunities. Focussed on creative solutions for clients and their brands, you will develop a deep and strategic understanding of consumer behaviour and the motivations and emotions surrounding a brand’s engagement. You’ll refine planning and craft skills, such as art direction and copywriting, and develop your ability to conceptualise and manage a campaign, from brief to channel delivery. Your student experience will be further enriched via agency engagement and industry mentoring. As an Academy graduate with a major in Communication Design you can capitalise on the mobility and global opportunities the advertising industry now offers, and look forward to professional roles such as creative director, branding consultant, finished artist, PR agent, trend analyst or visual merchandiser. COURSE OBJECTIVES Identify and develop creative solutions for clients and their brands. Develop a deep and strategic understanding of consumer behaviour and the motivations and emotion surrounding brand engagement. Expand and refine planning and craft skills, such as art direction and copywriting. Ability to conceptualise and manage a campaign, from brief to channel delivery. Exposure to agency engagement and industry mentoring. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Interior Design

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. [+]

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. With a strong focus on space, students discover the history and world of interiors, and how to conceptualise, develop, and produce dynamic and engaging spaces in both a residential and commercial context. The conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge and skills gained, allows graduates to excel in a career where place and people meet. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand and appreciate a client’s needs and resulting space requirements Identify and address spatial and function needs for interiors Integrate research and technical specifications into the design process Understand and design for residential and commercial space needs Appreciate and apply key concepts in sustainability Understand style and trend forecasting in the design process. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students with an interest in space, function, and form Excellent communication skills Solutions oriented problem solver ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduating with a major in Interior Design prepares you for a range of different career possibilities both within a residential or commercial context. Opportunities are also available to design spaces with a view to specific industries; for example set design for film, theatre and television. Designing for specific demographics is also possible including creating and modifying spaces to accommodate user needs. Potential also exists for sustainable design using natural textiles,... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

University of Canberra
Campus Full time 6 semesters January 2018 Australia Canberra

Are you creative and adventurous with a special interest in architecture? Our course encourages you to explore the world of design within the setting of Australia's national capital – an internationally recognised model design city. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Australia 2017. Activate your flair for design in architecture Are you creative and adventurous with a special interest in architecture? Our course encourages you to explore the world of design within the setting of Australia's national capital – an internationally recognised model design city. Study a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at UC and you will: explore Canberra as an exciting laboratory for design invention use community and government projects as study vehicles engage with public policy in environment and design master technical practices with research-led teaching investigate architectural concepts of challenging complexity look at how history, theory and design relates to landscape urbanism, cultural meaning in architecture, modernism and urban policy. Work-integrated learning You will have the advantage of working with local architecture practices while studying. This will give you valuable practical experience that helps you build a professional network even before you’ve graduated. Career opportunities architecture interior architecture film, television or theatre set design museum curation and design urban planning, building and construction conservation Course specific information Standard entry is to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry: canberra.edu.au/arts-design/portfolio-entry To practice as an architect you must complete a two year Master of Architecture degree. This bachelor can be used for admission into the Masters and is also a pathway for other UC postgraduate design courses including interior architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design. Course Requirements Required - 57 credit points as follows MJ0011 Major in Architecture Design (Restricted)... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2018 Australia Sydney Bankstown Campbelltown Lower Hawkesbury Blacktown Rydalmere Penrith + 7 more

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) provides students with the opportunity to complete an Arts degree with an Arts major, a major in Education Studies and a sub-major in Early Childhood Studies. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) provides students with the opportunity to complete an Arts degree with an Arts major, a major in Education Studies and a sub-major in Early Childhood Studies. Graduates of this degree are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years / Birth - 12 Years) via the Transition to Teaching pathway. Completion of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses provides a teaching qualification for early childhood (Birth - 5 Years) or early childhood and primary teaching (Birth - 12 Years). Eligible students will receive advice during their final study session in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) regarding how to accept an offer into the Postgraduate course to attain a teaching qualification. Director of Academic Program - Dr Dianne Dickenson Course Advisor(s) with signing rights - Assoc Prof Carol Liston The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12) equips you with a foundation in English, contemporary society and Australia and the world. It provides a wide base for understanding issues in complex and diverse cultural, social and educational contexts. By undertaking the Bachelor of Arts pathway, you are required to complete an Education Studies major and an Early Childhood sub-major as part of your Arts degree. After three years, you may choose to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts and work in child and family support services. However, the option... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Communication)

Avondale College of Higher Education
Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts (Ba), major in Communication, provides the opportunity for creative and professionally minded individuals to communicate ideas to audiences using print, digital, media, radio and video. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Australia 2017. Bachelor of Arts (Communication) Course Overview Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts (Ba), major in Communication, provides the opportunity for creative and professionally minded individuals to communicate ideas to audiences using print, digital, media, radio and video. This course will engage you in a range of media and communication disciplines including journalism, digital media, public relations and creative writing. The BA also provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue honours, graduate diplomas and other postgraduate degrees. Course Code 4000 Course Duration Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent) Study Mode On-Campus Accreditation The Bachelor of Arts has been accredited by the NSW Department of Education and Training and is endorsed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Careers Journalist, Public Relations Officer, Magazine Editor, and Events Planner [-]

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years March 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (BA/BTch (Primary)) is a highly practical course with hands- on classroom experience from the second year of full-time study. [+]

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Course Overview The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (BA/BTch (Primary)) is a highly practical course with hands- on classroom experience from the second year of full-time study. The degree not only qualifies and prepares graduates to competently teach from Foundation to Year 6, but also to be responsible and ethical leaders to children who need positive role models. During the course, you will engage in five professional experience opportunities. These are undertaken at various schools to enable the application of theory in a practical setting. You may also be able to undertake an overseas professional experience. Course Code 4220 Course Duration Four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) Study Mode On-Campus with distance education available for some units Accreditation The BA/BTch (Primary) is accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) and our own self-accrediting process. Endorsement of Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) by the New South Wales Government Institute of Teachers Advisory Panel qualifies graduates for employment as teachers in the NSW State public system. Other Australian state governments have different requirements for teachers to become registered to teach in state schools, but normally registration in one state is considered as meeting the requirements for other states. Careers Primary Teacher, Primary School Administrator, and Primary School Specialist Teacher (Creative Arts, PDHPE, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, English and Mathematics) [-]

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Murdoch University
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 Australia Perth

In this course, you will learn about all the major fields in psychology, at introductory and more advanced levels. Areas include human development through the lifespan; biological, social, and cultural influences on the individual person; perception, emotion, learning, cognition, language, neuroscience; personality and individual differences; abilities and disabilities; psychological health and wellbeing, and psychological disorders. [+]

Undergraduate Studies in Australia 2017. In this course, you will learn about all the major fields in psychology, at introductory and more advanced levels. Areas include human development through the lifespan; biological, social, and cultural influences on the individual person; perception, emotion, learning, cognition, language, neuroscience; personality and individual differences; abilities and disabilities; psychological health and wellbeing, and psychological disorders. The design of our course enables you to develop superior analytical skills alongside contemporary scientific research methods for investigating human minds and behaviour. To build your expertise and expand your career prospects even further, you can combine this degree with another major. When you graduate you could pursue a career in health sciences, human resources, marketing, management, neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology, and many other areas. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). With the addition of a fourth year of study, such as our Graduate Diploma or Honours program, you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Part I - 24 credit points Year 1 - 24 credit points Transition Unit - 3 credit points BAR100 Academic Learning Skills - 3 points MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external OR (for Kaplan students only) BBS100 Academic Skills for Business - 3... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (BART)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2018 Australia Northern Territory Sydney Melbourne + 3 more

The Bachelor of Arts provides graduates with the ability to understand and study human society. It develops high levels of written and oral communication skills in the humanities and social sciences, including [+]

Bachelor of Arts (BART)

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Casuarina Campus External Studies

The Bachelor of Arts provides graduates with the ability to understand and study human society. It develops high levels of written and oral communication skills in the humanities and social sciences, including history, Greek, Chinese (Mandarin) and Indonesian studies, political science and sociology. It prepares graduates for research training at Honours and postgraduate level. It is available for external and internal modes of study.

The course includes a common year one, providing an excellent foundation for further study in either our core specialists areas of history or political science (must select one or combination of the two).A second specialist pathway of study is available in languages, creative arts and industries, communications, business administration, psychology, economics, marketing, Indigenous knowledge systems or creative writing. Combinations of these specialist areas of study provide graduates with distinctive qualifications that lead to interesting and rewarding careers. The course builds on the university's unique location in northern Australia, adjacent to southeast Asia. Employment opportunities include federal, state and territory government, land councils, museums, non-government agencies and the corporate sector, particularly where these organisations engage with central and northern Australia and Asia... [-]


B.A. in Business - Marketing Methods

Kendall College
Campus Full time September 2017 Australia Sydney Leura

The new concentration in Marketing Methods extends underlying principles taught in marketing major courses, emphasizing different strategies and tactics necessary to effectively conduct marketing [+]

B.A. in Business - Marketing Methods

The new concentration in Marketing Methods extends underlying principles taught in marketing major courses, emphasizing different strategies and tactics necessary to effectively conduct marketing communications. This innovative concentration allows students to create and execute influential messaging to target markets in a variety of forums.

Marketing Methods Course Sampling

Consumer Behavior – Considers the rational and irrational influences on buy decisions taken by consumers. Explores individual influences of cognition, conditioning, and affect, as well as the more general influences of generation, demographics and environment with respect to their use in advertising, merchandising, promotions and sales.Holistic Brand Management – Requires students to create a services-related brand campaign by establishing and building customer awareness, interest and loyalty; crafting internal and external messaging across and on behalf of the organization; and assembling and proposing various marketing collateral and media campaigns.Public Relations Strategy and Tactics – Focuses on strategies and tactics that involve effectively “pitching” and tailoring stories, publicly sharing financial and other results, gaining publicity for an event, facilitating appropriate communication during times of crisis, working with external publicists  and promoting news through innovative techniques beyond traditional media channels such as social media.Relationship Marketing – Provides students with the opportunity to create an operational culture, structure and process to encourage and facilitate organic and ongoing bonds between customers and company representatives in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer environments.Competitive Intelligence – Students study a particular industry in depth, defining, gathering and analyzing data and information about the state and future... [-]


B.A. in Business - Psychology

Kendall College
Campus Full time September 2017 Australia Sydney Leura

Understanding human behavior is key to success in today's ever-changing and demanding work environments. A Kendall Business degree with a Psychology concentration can help [+]

B.A. in Business - Psychology

Understanding human behavior is key to success in today's ever-changing and demanding work environments. A Kendall Business degree with a Psychology concentration can help graduates prepare for a broad range of career fields including advertising, marketing, sales and human resources - fields that require relational skills to be employment ready. Through their studies and internships, which may include study abroad, students graduate ready to contribute to successful enterprises worldwide.

Psychology Course Sampling:

Theories of Personality - Covers theories of personality including basic theoretical perspectives, personality assessment, patterns of personality that emerge through the interaction between individual with the environment, and current topics.... [-]


B.A. in Business - Foodservice Management

Kendall College
Campus Full time September 2017 Australia Sydney Leura

The Foodservice Management Concentration provides business students with a solid foundation in all areas of foodservice management and food-related industries including operations [+]

B.A. in Business - Foodservice Management

The Foodservice Management Concentration provides business students with a solid foundation in all areas of foodservice management and food-related industries including operations, procurement, production, distribution and service as well as consumer behavior. 

The concentration is focused on preparing graduates to work for network-based, large scale operations such as chain and franchise restaurants and catering companies, as well as large retailing and food delivery entities that package, prepare and/or supply food to establishments such as schools, healthcare facilities and other commercial businesses. ... [-]