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Study an Arts degree
Enrich your mind, diversify your skills and safeguard your future with our new work-ready arts degree at the University of Newcastle.
Studying our Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at the University of Newcastle lets you forge your own path. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from 12 majors, 21 minors and 100s of courses in the arts and humanities, leading to diverse careers.
Study a range of courses to better understand and appreciate the world around you, and what it means to be human. Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience. You will learn about society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. If you’re hungry for knowledge and enlightenment, an arts degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers.
Why study with us?
Safeguard your future with flexible and in-demand employability skills identified as critical for lasting success across a range of careers.
Enhance your career: You will learn about society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. If you’re hungry for knowledge and enlightenment, an arts degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers.
Great career outcomes: Our new BA degree is designed to produce work-ready arts graduates. 86% of BA graduates are employed within four months (overall employment rate - 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
Flexible study options: Choose from a range of majors/minors in the arts and humanities and four optional learning streams. A suite of majors, minors and courses are available online and via flexible delivery.
Benefit from online peer2peer learning support and enjoy learning circles mentored by an academic leader, with access to our new innovation lab.
Work Integrated Learning – gain real-world experience through industry placement opportunities and embedded authentic experiences throughout the programme including global experiences.
Graduate with honours – for one extra year of study at the end of your degree, you can refine your practical research skills and enhance your career prospects by completing the Honours programme.
World-leading research – our BA degree is built on world-leading research ensuring you are exposed to new ideas and fresh ways of thinking.
What you will study
Your core arts courses include practice-based projects and optional internships that further develop skills across digital literacy, problem-solving, innovative thinking and work-readiness.
In addition to choosing majors, minors and structured program pathways, you can focus your studies through optional learning pathways:
Entrepreneurial stream - work readiness and specified WIL courses
Online stream - online and part-time study
Global stream - languages acquisition, global and cultural awareness, international mobility, ie. student exchange
Innovator stream - digital learning and topics of inquiry