Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Study a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin and open the door to a world of opportunity. You can tailor your degree to your interests and set yourself up to be flexible across the jobs of the future. This versatile degree lets you focus on your passions by choosing specialisations called majors and minors. But you don’t need to make your choice right away. Get a taste for different study areas first so you can choose your specialisations with total confidence. You can pick from journalism, education, criminology, politics, international relations and much more – with over 35 options you’re sure to find more than one specialisation that inspires your curiosity. The added benefit of an arts degree at Deakin is the transferable skills you build through experiential learning. Learn to work in teams on industry placement, develop critical analysis through work-integrated learning, and build valuable life skills through international experiences.

Structure

  • To complete the Bachelor of Arts, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. The 24 credit points must include: two major sequences of at least 8 credit points each
  • OR one major sequence of at least 8 credit points plus one minor sequence of at least 4 credit points Remaining credit points may be used to undertake additional major or minor sequences, or to take electives.

Subjects

  • Advertising, Anthropology, Arabic, English - Children's Literature, Chinese, English - Creative Writing, English - Literature, Criminology, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drama, Education, Film, Television and Animation, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian, International Relations, Media Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and Policy Studies, Professional Experience and Practice, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sport and Society, Spanish, Visual Arts

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.

Study pathways

Upon completing your Bachelor of Arts, you are eligible for entry into a range of specialist Masters degrees which will provide opportunities for you to become a highly-skilled professional, capable of rapid career development. Students with a Bachelor of Arts may be eligible for credit in these degrees, giving you a headstart and allowing you to build on your undergraduate degree in areas such as: The Humanities and Social Sciences - with Masters offered in Cultural Heritage, Development and Humanitarian Action, Humanitarian Assistance, International and Community Development, International Relations and Politics and Policy Communication and Creative Arts - with Masters offered in Communication, Creative Arts, and Writing and Literature Education - the Bachelor of Arts articulates into a postgraduate preservice teaching qualification through the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching and the Master of Teaching, which has options for teaching in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, also provides dual qualifications for Primary and Early Childhood or Primary and Secondary teaching. Further Education pathway options include Masters in Education, Education (Leadership and Management), Languages Teaching, Professional Practice (Digital Learning), Specialist Inclusive Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Research pathways A Bachelor of Arts may also lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), or even a Higher Degree by Research.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $93,824
  • ATAR: 56
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $93,824
  • ATAR: 64
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Geelong Waurn Ponds, Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

Majors and minors not available all campuses.

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