Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

This course offers enormous flexibility, allowing you to keep your career options open and design your course around your interests and for maximum employability. All arts major sequences are taught as a combination of practical and theoretical learning, with many areas of study offering work placements. One-third of the course may be taken from outside the Faculty of Arts and Education and you may take single, double, or even triple majors, providing numerous course combinations.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL


The degree consists of a total of 24 credit points comprising two major sequences of at least 8 credit points each or one major of at least 8 credit points and one minor of at least 4 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Anthropology; Arabic; Children's literature; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Design; Digital media; Drama; Education; Film, television and animation; Gender and sexuality studies; Geography and society; History; Indonesian; International politics; International relations; Journalism; Language and culture studies; Literary studies; Media studies; Middle east studies; Philosophy; Photography; Politics and policy studies; Professional experience and practice; Public relations; Sociology; Spanish; Sport and society; Studies of religion; Sustainability and society; Visual arts

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available.

Further information:

Majors and minors not available all campuses.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 63.9 Yes Online
Burwood 63.9 Yes
Burwood 63.9 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 63.9 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 55.9 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 55.9 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 55.9 Yes Part time 6 years
Established in 1974, Deakin University was named after the leader of the Australian Federation movement and the nation’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where over 13,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment.

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching.

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities and is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings (ranked 29 in the QS ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years.

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

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