Bachelor of Arts - Humanities

Curtin University

This course offers students the opportunity to study one or two disciplines from a wide range of majors. Students choosing only one major will be able to choose further units from the same discipline as their chosen major or may choose units from throughout the university. The first year of the course enables students to choose foundation units suitable to their needs and begin study in their chosen major(s), where appropriate.

Course Fee:

International: $85,800

Entry Requirements:

Some majors may require a portfolio or interview. Some majors in this course are not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa; please refer to information provided for individual majors


Students who would like to study two disciplines can select any two majors within Humanities subject to prerequisites and timetabling. The Bachelor of Arts Course Coordinator can provide further details regarding the selection of majors and advice on timetabling.

Subjects you can Study:

3D design; Animation and game design; Anthropology and sociology; Chinese; Creative advertising and graphic design; Creative writing; Digital design; Fashion; Fine art; Geography; History; Indigenous Australian cultural studies; International relations; Internet communications; Japanese; Journalism; Librarianship; Literary and cultural studies; Photography and illustration design; Product, furniture and jewellery design; Professional writing and publishing; Screen arts; Visualisation and interactive media

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: B-ARTS

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 6 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 3 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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