Bachelor of Arts

General

Read more about this program on the institution's website

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts enables students to pursue their passion and career goals simultaneously with a choice of focused majors.

Students will engage in in-depth inquiry and creative responses to make a positive impact on society. There is an opportunity to explore cross-disciplinary studies to enhance skills and interests, in areas that cover historical, critical, political, theoretical and creative practices which underpin our global cultures and industries. This multi-skilled approach is essential in contextualising and applying knowledge and experience in a range of career possibilities. Arts graduates are highly employable because they have strong critical and analytical skills and are adaptable in the workplace. Arts graduates can think critically and apply creative thinking to a wide range of scenarios and employment opportunities.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students will be required to complete eight core units (120 credit points):

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100 Communicating Ideas 15
SAH1150 Creativity 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1200 Media and Culture 15
SAH1250 Storytelling and Meaning 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2110 Identity 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2200 Audience Perception and Experience 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3100 Personal and Professional Planning 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3200 Industry and Community 15

Students are also required to complete an eight-unit major (120 credit points) from within the Bachelor of Arts: Creative and Professional Writing, English, Historical and Political Studies, or Visual Arts.

Students are required to complete a further eight units (120 credit points) in the form of an eight-unit major, minor(s), and/or elective units. These may be selected from anywhere within the university. Generally, units in this course should be completed in year sequence (e.g. all first-year units should be completed before proceeding to second-year units).

Majors you can study in this course

  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • English
  • Historical and Political Studies
  • Visual Arts

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations in Arts disciplines.
  • Communicate Arts disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.
  • Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions/responses.
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Arts knowledge.
  • Use digital technologies and Arts related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods.

Career Opportunities

This degree provides students with lifelong transferable skills, equipping them for employment in a wide range of professional industries.

Possible future job titles

Public Servant, Government Adviser, International Consultant, Foreign Affairs Officer, Historian, Social Researcher, Heritage Consultant, Policy Analyst, Writer, Editor.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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