Bachelor of Arts (Professional)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

In Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts (Professional) apply your knowledge and analytical thinking directly into your desired career with a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. In this arts degree you’ll examine how societies interact and evolve, and how to develop plans of action with a strong focus on building your confidence to make a difference. With a depth of knowledge and transferable skill set of critical thinking, written and verbal communication, cultural competency, and digital literacy - you’ll be ready for a dynamic career across a range of industries that meets the demands of a tech first workforce.You’ll benefit from our unique industry partnerships to build your professional network and get to work making your mark on the world (and its future) before you graduate.All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project.

Structure

  • 375 credit points comprising: 4 Core unit (50 credit points)
  • 8 units for Arts Major (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)
  • and 10 units of study (125 credit points) comprising a second major, and/or co-major, and/or advanced minor/s, and/or minor/s, and/or electives.

Subjects

  • Advertising
  • Chinese
  • Cinema and screen studies
  • Creative writing and literature
  • Criminology
  • Digital advertising technology
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Games and interactivity
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous studies
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Media industries
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and international relations
  • Professional writing and editing
  • Social media
  • Sociology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Recognition

Graduates of the Digital Advertising Technology major will be eligible for membership of the Australasian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA). Graduates of the Journalism major will be eligible to apply for membership of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Higher Education Hawthorn International: $120,000
  • ATAR: 80
No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Higher Education Hawthorn.

Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2021 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Further information

This degree includes a mandatory 12-month professional placement. This placement provides invaluable full-time, paid work experience. Students will earn credit towards their degree and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can participate in other Work Integrated Learning opportunities - choose from professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

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