Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Studying Arts at Western Sydney gives you a solid foundation for many careers. Our Bachelor of Arts combines advanced academic knowledge with practical, real-life training. It is designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and knowledge in research and critical inquiry. It is sufficiently flexible to cater to a range of career aspirations and personal interests.


240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3. See WS Handbook for more details.


  • Australia and the World, Contemporary Society, Texts and Traditions, Analytical Reading and Writing.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Any 2 units of English (Band 4)


See WS Handbook for details.

Study pathways

Further studies are available. Master of Teaching degrees available. Deans Scholar available. Students wishing to be primary school teachers or secondary school teachers of English, History, Languages or Human Society and its Environment (which includes both history and social science units), may enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and, after completing their degree, enrol in the 1-year specialist Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary) degree. The psychological studies major offered within the Bachelor of Arts does not fulfil the Psychology Board of Australia and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements for a three-year sequence in psychology. Students wishing to enrol in an accredited psychology sequence need to complete the psychology key program of 200 credit points.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bankstown International: $78,720
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Parramatta International: $78,720
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Penrith International: $78,720
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

The Exceptional Merit Pathway (EMP) will offer prospective students who demonstrate an aptitude and ability in the Arts areas to receive a direct offer. See WS Handbook for more details.

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