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. Build a unique degree that’s designed just for you by choosing two or more areas of study from over 35 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, communication and creative arts. You’ll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to solve real-world issues. This course equips you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis and problem-solving, making you highly employable within a range of industries.

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, Children's Literature, Chinese, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drama, Education, Film, Television and Animation, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography and Society, History, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian, 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, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sport and Society, Spanish, Sustainability and Society, Visual Arts

Standard entry requirements

Current or recent Year 12 If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following: Prerequisite subjects 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. ATAR This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Higher education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.* VET education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.* Work and life experience If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.* * Selection criteria This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Senior secondary prerequisite subjects 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 (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statement Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement). STAT Multiple Choice Applicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au). Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection.

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $93,824 No information available No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Flexible Delivery
Melbourne Burwood International: $93,824 No information available No
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Cloud(online) No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Further information

Majors and minors not available all campuses.

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