Bachelor of Arts

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Arts
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code012762C
Deakin course codeA300

Course sub-headings

Course overview

A Deakin Bachelor of Arts degree 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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Arts disciplines, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Communication

Demonstrate highly developed skills in oral, written and electronic communication and the ability to communicate research outcomes, and produce scholarly papers. 

Digital literacy

Research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate information using a range of appropriate technologies and resources in a rapidly-changing global environment. 

Critical thinking

Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment in selecting and applying appropriate theories and methodologies to evaluate information and knowledge about society, culture and the arts. 

Problem solving

Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative Arts, including cross-disciplinary approaches. 

Self-management

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for personal actions and a continued commitment to learning in personal, professional, and scholarly contexts. 

Teamwork

Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and members of the wider community. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, cultural diversity, and social responsibility when engaging in scholarship and professional roles in the local, national or international community. 

Approved by Faculty Board

 

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts, students must complete 24 credit points as follows: 

  • two major sequences of at least 8 credit points each. Majors must comprise 2 credit points at level 1 and a minimum of 2 credit points at level 3 (unless otherwise stated).

Or

  • one major of at least 8 credit points and one minor of at least 4 credit points consisting of a minimum of 1 credit point at level one and no more than 1 credit point at level 3 **

Plus

  • No more than 10 credit points of units at level 1
  • A minimum of 4 credit points at level 3.
  • Up to a maximum of 8 credit points may be taken from outside the Arts course grouped units.

** Students completing minors in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish are permitted to complete 4 cp across any 2 levels, i.e. students may complete 2 credit points at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3

Transition to University Study

The Faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and AIX117 Professional Writing for Work, that are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

Major sequences

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts are required to complete at least one of the Arts major sequences listed below.

Not all major sequences are available via Campus study at Warrnambool. Students undertaking units in major sequences that are not available in Campus mode at their home campus may enrol in Cloud (online) offerings of those units.

Major and or Minor Campus Notes
Animation Burwood (Melbourne)  
Anthropology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Arabic Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Australian Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Children's Literature Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Chinese Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)  
Criminology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Dance Burwood (Melbourne)  
Drama Burwood (Melbourne)  
Education Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)  
Film and Television Burwood (Melbourne) Previously Film Studies
Gender Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Minor study only
Geography Burwood (Melbourne) Minor study only
History Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Indonesian Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
International Relations Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Journalism Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Language and Culture Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Major study only. Chinese major not available in Cloud (online) mode
Literary Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)) Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only
Media Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Middle East Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Motion Capture Burwood (Melbourne) Minor study only
Philosophy Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Photography Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)  
Politics and Policy Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online) Offered to Warrnambool enrolled students by a combination of located learning and Cloud (online) modes
Professional and Creative Writing Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Professional Experience and Practice Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Minor study only
Public Relations Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Sociology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online) Offered to Warrnambool enrolled students by a combination of located learning and Cloud (online) modes
Sport and Society Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Minor study only
Spanish Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Studies of Religions Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Sustainability & Society Burwood (Melbourne) Minor study only
Visual Arts Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)  
Visual Communication Design Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)  

Details of major sequences

Animation

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

Explore your creativity in the animation study area, looking at the principles of graphic and animation practice and how to develop a moving image. Develop a range of skills and expertise suited to careers in the creative arts, entertainment industry, education and any role that involves making creative choices, teamwork and communicating ideas visually.


Career outcomes

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies, film production companies, marketing consultancies, multimedia businesses, television corporations and web development companies.


Units

AMC100Introduction to Animation

AMC104Principles of Character Animation

AMC203Effects and Motion Graphics

AMC2043D Character Animation

AMC226Character Design and Rigging for 3D

AMC228Building 3D Objects & Worlds

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

AMC300Pre-Production & Project Pitch

AMC339Documentary Animation


Anthropology

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Anthropology is the study of humanity in the broadest sense. Anthropology at Deakin focuses on the ways human society creates its communities in diverse cultural settings. Studies in anthropology prepare you to understand and work with people in diverse and international settings. Topics studied include poverty and development, crime and violence, belief systems, health and illness and human ecology.


Career outcomes

You may find employment in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, media corporations, research consultancies and welfare organisations.


Units

ASS101Peoples of the World

ASS102Culture and Communication

ASS203Being Human (With the Nonhuman)

ASS204Urban Spaces, Global Places

ASS205Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS206Medical Anthropology

ASS233Myth and Ritual

ASS234Environmental Anthropology

ASS329Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology


Arabic

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

Australia’s trade with the Middle East has more than doubled in the past decade, making it an increasingly important region with broad strategic, economic, religious and cultural influence. Studies in Arabic help you develop communication skills in modern standard Arabic, with language fluency further enhanced through an understanding of Middle Eastern history, culture and society. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Arabic.


Career outcomes

Graduates expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, federal defence agencies, government departments, immigration departments/ consultancies, intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations, research and translation services.


In-country study

Competitive in-country scholarships are available to assist students in study in the Middle East. For further information please contact the experiential learning officer on telephone 03 5227 2693.

Students undertaking the Arabic major or the Language and Culture Studies major (referred to later) are encouraged to study abroad during the trimester 3. Intensive in-country units provide opportunities for students to increase their level of linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding. Deakin has well-established links with a number of institutions in Syria, Jordan, Oman and Tunisia. These relationships form an important feature of the Arabic program.

In-country units are offered at both second and third-level levels, and students who successfully complete these units will receive 2 credit points towards the major sequence.

It is possible, therefore, for students to complete the major sequence in two levels. This is an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Not only is the in-country experience a unique part of the language study, the fact that students will have completed the major in tow levels gives them flexibility in the third level to take additional units.


Units

The Arabic major sequence is offered at two levels; beginners' level (little or no prior knowledge of the language) and post-level 12 Arabic.

Arabic major sequence for beginners

AIB151Arabic 1A

AIB152Arabic 1B

AIB251Arabic 2A

AIB252Arabic 2B

AIB205Second Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB306Third Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

Students undertaking the beginners' sequence may undertake AIB309 and/or AIB310 in their final level as electives in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Notes:

AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2018, 2020

The Arabic major sequence for post-level 12 Arabic:

AIB251Arabic 2A

AIB252Arabic 2B

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

AIB205Second Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB306Third Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB309Advanced Arabic Language Skills

AIB310Introduction to Translation Skills

Notes: 

(i) AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2018, 2020

(ii) The following units complement the Arabic major sequence:

AIE153Historical Foundations of the Middle East

AIE154Modern Middle East Politics

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics


Australian Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)


Overview

Australian Studies is a cross-disciplinary examination of Australia in its local and global contexts. In this study area students engage with Australia’s history and geography, along with the politics, culture and society that makes us who we are. Australian Studies develops in-depth knowledge of Australia, including its colonisation, land uses, migration patterns, popular culture, engagements with Asia, as well as its Indigenous pasts and present. Students also develop critical skills in communication, research and in analytical, critical and abstract thinking.


Career outcomes

Career opportunities exist in the education sector, government agencies, cultural institutions, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries.


Units

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010 (Major study core)

AIA106Sex, Race and Australia's People (Major study core)

AIA200Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century (Major study core)

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH288Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIA300Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century (Major study core)

AIA301Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

AIH326Australia's Empire: Colonialism in Papua New Guinea

AIH337 Race, Science and Religion in Australia 1860s to 1920s (No longer available for enrolment)

Major study - students must complete 4 core units AIA105, AIA106, AIA200 and AIA300.

Note: Warrnambool enrolled students are able to complete this major sequence via campus mode by selecting the following elective units AIH238, AIP230, AIP247 and AIH326, in addition to the core units.


 

Childrens Literature

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)


Overview

Deakin is a world leader in children’s and young people’s literature and has developed a full major in the Bachelor of Arts in this growing field. Discover major trends in children’s texts across a range of media, and how stories for young people reflect and challenge the values of their time. This study area caters to students who are interested in children’s literature as a prominent domain of literary production and is of particular relevance to those who intend to work with children and young people as primary or secondary teachers and librarians, and those who wish to produce texts for young people.


Units

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

ALL228The Golden Age in Children's Literature

ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

ALL326Material Girls, Material Boys

ALL350Travelling Ideas and Transnational Children's Literature

Major study - students to select 2 credit points from the following:

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL274Supernatural Literature

ALL375Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

ALL381Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World


Chinese

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Overview

Mandarin Chinese is one of the world’s most important languages. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Singapore and is widely used in community groups throughout South-East Asia, Hong Kong, North America and Australia. It is one of the five official languages of the United Nations. Develop your communication skills in Chinese, with language fluency further enhanced through an understanding of Chinese culture, history and society. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Chinese, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


Units

AIC181Chinese 1A

AIC182Chinese 1B

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

AIC381Chinese 3A

AIC382Chinese 3B

The Chinese major sequence for students who have completed Chinese at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units: 

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)

AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)

Post-level 12 students who are not background speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

AIC287Intensive Chinese In-Country A (2 credit points) (May replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388Intensive Chinese In-Country B (2 credit points) (May replace 2 level 3 units)

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only

AIC283Chinese 2C

AIC284Chinese 2D

AIC383Chinese 3C '(2 credit points)'

AIC384Chinese 3D (2 credit points)

Advanced speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C

AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D

AIC390Advanced Intensive Chinese In-Country (2 credit points)


 

Criminology

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Criminology provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of crime, including causes of crime and different techniques used to control crime, within the broader context of the criminal justice system. Criminology aims to develop specific knowledge in various crime types, including street crime, crimes in the home, serious and organised crime, transnational crime and terrorism, and key topic areas such as victims of crime, media representations of crime, surveillance and privacy, policing and security; and theoretical and practical skills in understanding and responding to crime problems.


Career outcomes

Promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies and a range of law enforcement and anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government, correctional services, community services and private security industries.


Units

ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology (Core)

ACR102Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR201Issues in Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

ACR210Crime, Surveillance and Society

ACR211Crime Prevention and Security

ACR212Crime, Surveillance and Technology

ACR213Crime, Terrorism and Security

ACR204Crime, Media and Justice

ACR202Criminology Theory (Core)

ACR301International and Comparative Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR302Criminology Research (Core)

Major study - students must complete six core units: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302.


 

Dance

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

A course in dance at Deakin provides contemporary dance training, access to guest practitioners, the skills to choreograph your own work, as well as the chance to develop as a collaborative artist. Deakin is the only university where collaborative work in dance/video, physical theatre and online computer technology is a core component of the course. There is also a focus on skills in oral and written communication, personal and group management, reflection and decision-making. Final-year students are able to participate in performing arts (dance) internships.


Career outcomes

You may find work as a dancer in community dance organisations, contemporary dance companies, contemporary performance companies, dance associations, dance education, freelance choreography, performing arts centres and video and film businesses.


Units

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD309Major Choreographic Project A: Process

ACD310Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit points)

Note: The following may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B


 

Drama

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

The drama program develops your skills in contemporary drama practices and perspectives. It comprises a dynamic combination of acting theory and practice, performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies, community theatre and technical studies. Final-year students are able to participate in performing arts (drama) internships.


Career outcome

You may find employment in community theatre, drama associations, drama education, film and television production, independent theatre companies and performing arts centres


Units

ACP109Improvisation: Principles in Action

ACP177Genre and Performance

ACP205Performance, Image, Site

ACP206Performance, Authenticity, Adaption

ACP280Major Performance Project: Page to Stage (2 credit points)

ACP323Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts

ACP378Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2 credit points)

Major study - students to select one of ACP205 or ACP206

Note: The following unit may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B


 

Education Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Overview

Units in the Bachelor of Arts - Education Major are designed to provide you with skills and insights to be able to leverage your degree to achieve employment in a broad range of education related fields and organisations. You will learn about educating children, young people and adults in formal and informal contexts. The BA Ed Major will not provide you with accreditation for teaching in schools, but will provide you with a solid grounding should you wish undertake an accredited initial teacher program after completing your BA. Some units may be credited toward these postgraduate studies.


 

Units

EDU101Education, Knowledge and Society

EDU102History and Philosophy of Education

EDU201Educational Psychology

EDU202Educators and Learners

EDU203Literacy, Numeracy and Education

EDU301Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education

EDU302Education and Humanitarian Development

EDU303Education, Communication and Technology


 

Film and Television

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

Film studies develops your creative and critical thinking while providing you with a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television.


Career outcomes

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies, broadcast television, corporate communication companies, film education associations, film production companies, freelance film production, media associations and television corporations.


Units

ACF103Writing with the Camera

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF202Documentary Production Practice

ACF205Television Production

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

ACF301Independent Production Practice

ACF320Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema

AIH263"History Written with Lightning": Film and the Past

Note: The following units are also available in addition to the major sequence:

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B


 

Gender Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Units

AGS101Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed the World

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

AIA106Sex, Race and Australia's People

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

AIH205Sex and Gender in the British Empire

ASC206Sociology of Health

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships

ALL326Material Girls, Material Boys


 


 

Geography

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Units

AIG103People and Place: An Introduction to Human Geography

SLE102Physical Geography

AIG211Geographies of Heritage and Tourism

AIA301Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives


 

History

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

You can explore the nature of the modern world – the forces and great events of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the ways historians continue to interpret them. Themes covered include war and peace; modernisation and social change; colonialism, nationalism and internationalism; gender in history; the Holocaust; and sport. Third-year students have the opportunity to undertake an internship and may apply for the US Congress Internship Program.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in the education sector, local government, media corporations, museums/heritage organisations, research consultancies and tourism organisations.


Units

AIH107World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939

AIH108The Cold War World: 1945-1991

AIH203Papua New Guinea: Exploring Village, Nation and the Kokoda Track

AIH205Sex and Gender in the British Empire

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH256Sport in History

AIH263"History Written with Lightning": Film and the Past

AIH264The Holocaust

AIH266 Modern Asian History (No longer available for enrolment)

AIH267Conflict and Memory in Modern Asia

AIH288Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

AIH320History Internship (Final year of offer 2017)

AIH337 Race, Science and Religion in Australia 1860s to 1920s (No longer available for enrolment)

AIH326Australia's Empire: Colonialism in Papua New Guinea

AIH389The French Revolution and the Struggle for Freedom

AIH399Making History

Major study - students must complete core units: AIH264 or AIH288 plus AIH399


 

Indonesian

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Indonesian language studies develop communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia, as well as an understanding of Indonesian culture, history and society. With more than 220 million speakers of Bahasa Indonesia, and Indonesia being Australia’s closest Asian neighbour, the region is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Indonesian, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.

In-country study

The Faculty offers the opportunity for students to undertake in-country studies of Indonesian at third year levels. Students who successfully complete these units will receive credit towards the major sequence. It is possible, therefore, for students to complete the major in two levels. This is an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Not only is the in-country experience a unique part of the language study, the fact that students can complete the major before their third level also gives some flexibility in the third level to take additional units.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


Units

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

Notes:

AIF145 (2 credit points - Trimester 3 unit) can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

Or

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia

Plus

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Or

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

Notes:

AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2018, 2020 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online).

AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2017, 2019.

Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Notes:

AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternating even numbered years: 2018, 2020 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternating odd numbered years: 2017, 2019

Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342


 

International Relations

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

International relations provides you with a better understanding of conflict and cooperation, and war and peace, in contemporary international politics. Study issues in global politics: the nature of power and security, globalisation and global governance, human rights and global justice, the politics of the Asian region and Australia’s place in the world.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of areas including federal defence agencies, foreign affairs departments, immigration departments/consultancies, major corporations, management consultancies and multicultural associations. 

Students majoring in International Relations should also consider a complementary major sequence or electives in Politics and Policy Studies or major or minor in Middle East Studies.


Units

AIR108International Relations

AIR120Australia and the World

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIR205The Rise of China

AIR236Controversies in Global Capitalism

AIR234Order and Justice in World Politics

AIR242Theories of International Relations

AIR243International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

AIR244Conflict, Security and Terrorism

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS202Study Tour: International and Intercultural Studies

AIE365Middle East Study Tour

AIR345American Foreign Policy

AIR348Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in World Politics

AIR349Transnational Diplomacy and Policy

Major study - students must complete core unit: AIR242

Journalism

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)


Overview

This long-established program at Deakin offers the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment in the communications industries, across print, TV, radio and online. There is an emphasis on practical hands-on learning and gain experience and develop skills in communicating information in engaging, interesting and accessible ways across different media formats. The curriculum covers news and feature writing, radio and TV reporting, multimedia and online journalism, local and international journalism and media ethics and law. In your final year undertake intensive news production work and an industry internship.


Career outcomes

You may find employment in advertising agencies, consumer and business magazine publishers, freelance journalism, metropolitan, suburban and country newspapers, press agencies, public relations agencies, publishing companies, radio stations and television channels.


Units

ALJ111News Reporting 1

ALJ112News Reporting 2

ACC213Media Law and Ethics

ALJ215Multi-Platform Journalism

ALJ216Feature Writing

ALJ218Broadcast Journalism (Radio)

ALJ220Journalism in Society

ALJ304Local and Community Journalism

ALJ319Broadcast Journalism (Television)

ALJ321Journalism Internship

Language and Culture Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Develop your linguistic skills in Arabic, Chinese or Indonesian, but also gain essential cultural, historical and social perspectives.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


Units

Students must complete 4 credit points in one of the languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Indonesian. In addition, students must select 4 credit points of contextual studies units, which must include at least 2 credit points at level 3, from the elective list below. 

Arabic

Students must complete 4 credit points of Arabic units (AIB)

Chinese

Students must complete 4 credit points of Chinese units (AIC)

Indonesian

Students must complete 4 credit point of Indonesian units (AIF)

Contextual studies units

Level 1

AIE153Historical Foundations of the Middle East

AIE154Modern Middle East Politics

ASR100World Religions

Level 2

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIR243International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

Level 3

AIE334China: From Empire to Republic

AIE335Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

AIE364The Arab-Israeli Conflict

AIE365Middle East Study Tour


Literary Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

At Deakin, literature is the door to new understandings of cultures and histories. Our literary studies scholars have international profiles in philosophy, poetry, ecology and Australian literature, and will guide you in critical and creative journeys through great literature from the medieval era to today. There are also many opportunities for your own creative writing and critical analysis.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in advertising agencies, the education sector, freelance writing, government departments, libraries, market research companies, public relations agencies and publishing companies.


Units

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

ALL102From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions

ALL201Love, Death and Poetry

ALL202Writing Modern Worlds

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL274Supernatural Literature

ALL372Literatures of Hell and Heaven

ALL375Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

ALL376Classics and Trash

ALL378Literature and War

ALL381Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World


 

Media Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

This is an area of rapid and continuous technological, political, economic and social change. Much of the recent explosion in the stock of human knowledge is linked with developments in media. This course of study enables you to graduate with a unique ‘multiskilled’ qualification appropriate for many careers and job markets.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, the entertainment industry, marketing consultancies, multimedia businesses, newspaper and magazine publishers, public relations agencies and radio and television companies.


Units

ALC104Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures

ALC105Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age

ALC202Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy

ALC203Exploring Digital Media: Contexts of Online Participation

ALC205Digital Media and the Surveillance Society

ALC215Globalisation and the Media

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ALC301Contemporary Media Industries

ALC303Media Research Practices

ALC304The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance

ASC346Media, Stories and Power


 

Middle East Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Middle East studies provide a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping the region, with an emphasis on both historical and contemporary issues relevant to the analysis of the Middle East as a regional system, as well as its place in the international system. Importance is placed on the changing role of the US in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War and its push to reshape the region’s political landscape according to American national interests. Several of the endemic conflict situations that exist in the Middle East are examined, including the War on Terror; the invasion and occupation of Iraq; the Israel-Palestine impasse; the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis; Iran’s nuclear ambitions; and the role of ‘rogue states’.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, federal defence agencies, government departments, immigration departments/consultancies, intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations and research.


Units

AIE153Historical Foundations of the Middle East

AIE154Modern Middle East Politics

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIH264The Holocaust

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

ASP214Justice and Equality

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

AIR234Order and Justice in World Politics

AIR242Theories of International Relations

AIR244Conflict, Security and Terrorism

AIR345American Foreign Policy

AIE364The Arab-Israeli Conflict

AIE365Middle East Study Tour

Major study - students must complete AIE153, AIE154, AIE255 and AIE364

Motion Capture

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Units

AMC101Motion Capture Fundamentals

AMC202Animating Motion

AMC228Building 3D Objects & Worlds

AMC303Advanced Motion Capture


 

Philosophy

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

A distinctive feature of the philosophy study area is its focus on Asian philosophy, psychoanalysis and philosophy as practised in continental Europe. In individual units you cover questions dealing with the nature of human existence; value, belief and purpose; and knowledge and belief.


Career outcomes

Career opportunities exist in corporate and multinational corporations, the education sector, foreign affairs, government departments and the health industry.


Units

ASR100World Religions

ASP109Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

ASP208Introduction to Logical Reasoning

ASP214Justice and Equality

ASP215Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

ASP224Freud and Philosophy

ASP227Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ASP228Philosophy, Art, Film

ASP263Buddhist Studies in India

ASP210Plato and Nietzsche

ASP30920th Century French Philosophy

ASP326Language and Reality

Major study:  Students to select two level 1 units from ASR100, ASP109, ASP129


 

Photography

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Overview

Learn the basic techniques and practices of photography, using analogue and digital technologies, then progress to a range of professional analogue and digital photographic formats, as well as darkroom and studio environments. Students are strongly encouraged to experiment, research and develop their own conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities. The work undertaken at this level is applicable to exhibition, installation, multimedia and collaborative productions, and provides a strong basis for postgraduate studies and professional practice. In the photography major sequence you develop innovative projects that use the internet to capture images of photography students from around the world. Students are encouraged to participate in experimental photography.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in community arts organisations, creative practice, freelance photography, photo journalism, professional studio photography and web and multimedia design companies.


Units

ACI101Still Images

ACI102Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

ACI201Alternative Imaging

ACI202Advanced Digital Imaging

ACI203Photographic Practice

ACI204Contemporary Photography

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACI301Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice

ACI302Lighting Design 2

ACI303New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science


 

Politics and Policy Studies

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)


Overview

In first year you will consider how your lives are affected by – and how you can affect – the way power operates in our society. Then you will learn to recognise, analyse and compare different ideologies. You can study many different policies, European politics, environmental issues like combatting climate change, and how to achieve greater democracy and to improve forms of political expression.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in many fields including foreign affairs, Intelligence and security, Journalism, Government organisations, Civil society organisations, Business, Policy advocacy, Policy research, Policy design and analysis, Political and social research, Political advisors, Politics, Public communication, Public relations & lobbying, Public service, Speech-writing, Teaching.


Units

AIP107Introduction to Politics

AIP116Visions and Values in Politics

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIP243Europe's Political Transformation

AIP245Environmental Politics

AIP208Government and Politics of the United States

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIP211Politics of Development

AIP247Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies

AIP300Democracy and Dissent

AIP301Political Parties and Social Movements
 

Professional and Creative Writing

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Overview

Gain expertise, practical experience and develop creative skills. In all units, the emphasis is on publication or the achievement of professional standards. Initially, you undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to editing, non-fiction and fiction writing, script writing and poetry writing.


 

Career outcomes

You may find employment in freelance editing and writing, finance, health and manufacturing industries, government departments, media and entertainment industries, publishing companies, tourism, hospitality and service industries.


Units

ALW101Writing Craft

ALW102Writing Spaces

ALW205Editing and the Author

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

ALW225Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

ALW227Script Writing: Focus On Fiction

ALW395Experimental Poetics

ALW396Publishing An Anthology: Writing Collaborations (2 credit points)

Note: The following writing-related elective may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:

AIX117Professional Writing for Work


 

Professional Experience and Practice

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Units

APE101Principles of Professional Development

APE201Individual Professional Project

APE202Team Professional Project

APE301Professional Practice Internship


 

Public Relations

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)


Overview

Public relations practitioners are 21st century communication specialists who manage and coordinate relationships between organisations, agencies and the public. With a focus on ethical and sustainable communication practices, the course builds key knowledge and skills in core public relations responsibilities such as: event management and campaigns; social media tactics and media relations; strategic planning, management and communication; and the allied field of marketing communication. Final-year students have the opportunity to develop their skills further by undertaking an industry internship, working with real clients to develop a public relations campaign. The degree’s structure also allows you to pursue study in areas such as journalism, media studies, visual communication design and marketing. This flexibility means our degree combines theory and real-life practice to prepare you for employment in a wide variety of public relations, media and communications roles.


Career outcomes

Our graduates can be found working in corporations, government departments, as well as in not-for-profits and NGOs.


Units

ALR103Introduction to Public Relations

ALR104Strategic Communication and Writing

ALR206Social Media Strategy and Tactics

ALR207Media Relations

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ALR279Public Relations Management

ALR300Public Relations Campaigns and Practice (2 credit points)

ALR310Marketing Communication

ALR383Lobbying, Advocacy and Public Opinion

Sociology

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)


 

Overview

Sociology is the study of the processes that create, maintain and change social groups. It explores ways of thinking about personal and public issues in modern social life and how to link them together through the study of society and social relations. Third-year students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.


 

Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, local councils, market research companies, welfare organisations and youth work.


Units

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102Introduction to Sociology B

ASC206Sociology of Health

ASC207Consumerism, Gender and Sustainability

ASC210Youth Culture and Identity

ASC211Religion and Social Change

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

ASC250Contemporary Social Research

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships (Final year of offer 2017)

AST205Sport, Bodies, Action!

ASC304Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

ASC308Social Theory Rewired: Power, Passion and Post Humanism

ASC320Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age

ASC321Sociology Internship (Final year of offer 2017)

ASC346Media, Stories and Power

Major study - students must complete core units ASC250 and ASC308


 

Sport and Society

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Units

MMS201Sport in Society

AIH256Sport in History

AST205Sport, Bodies, Action!

AST2XX Crime and Sport (Commencing 2017)

AST3XX Sociology and Sport (Commencing 2017)

EEH317Children in Sport: Issues and Controversies

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Spanish

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Approximately 406 million people speak Spanish, making it second only to Mandarin Chinese in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide. Deakin’s Spanish studies will not only help you to develop communication skills in this important language, but also provide you with an understanding of the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Spanish.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, immigration departments, federal defence agencies, intelligence agencies, government departments, multinational corporations, management consultants, non-government agencies, multicultural associations, research, and translation services.


Units

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

ALS100Spanish 1A

ALS150Spanish 1B

ALS200Spanish 2A

ALS225Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

ALS250Spanish 2B

ALS300Intermediate Spanish 3A

ALS350Advanced Spanish 3B

ALS325Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World

The Spanish major sequence for students who have completed Spanish at Level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

ALS200Spanish 2A

ALS225Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

ALS250Spanish 2B

ALS300Intermediate Spanish 3A

ALS350Advanced Spanish 3B

ALS325Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World

ALS360Selected Topics in Spanish

ALS370Advanced Topics in Spanish


 

Studies of Religions

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Units

ASR100World Religions

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

ASS101Peoples of the World

ASC211Religion and Social Change

ASP227Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ALL274Supernatural Literature

ASP263Buddhist Studies in India

ASR200Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture [Commencing 2018]

ASR205Buddhism: Religion and Philosophy [Commencing 2018]

ASR206Gender in Islam

ASR207Tibetan Buddhism [Commencing 2018]

ASR208Contemporary Islam

ASS233Myth and Ritual

ALL372Literatures of Hell and Heaven

ASR300Religion, Rights and Governance [Commencing 2018]

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology

Major study - students commencing 2017 must complete core unit ASR100

Major study - students commencing 2018 must complete core units ASR100, ASR200, ASR300

 


 

Sustainability and Society

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Units

SLE121Environmental Sustainability

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ASC207Consumerism, Gender and Sustainability

ASS234Environmental Anthropology

AIA301Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

ALL381Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World

SHD201Creating Sustainable Futures


 

Visual Arts

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Overview

Gain qualifications, skills and knowledge for professional practice in the visual arts. Develop skills for a specialised industry vocation or for a broader role in the fields of culture and the arts. The course combines contemporary theory with specialised studio practice, incorporating digital technologies. Final-year students are able to participate in visual arts internships.


Career outcomes

Graduates may find employment in art galleries and museums, commercial art, cultural associations, the education sector, film production companies, graphic design businesses, media consultancies and services in art therapy.


Units

ACV101Contemporary Art Practice: Body

ACV102Contemporary Art Practice: Space

ACV205Contemporary Art Practice: Pluralism

ACV206Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

ACV207Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art Since 1989

ACV210Integrated Practice 1

ACV306Artists' Books Studio (Final offering 2017)

ACV307Contemporary Art Practice: Research

ACV308Contemporary Art Practice: Production (2 credit points)(Final offering 2017)

ACV310 Integrated Practice 2 (Commencing 2018)

ACV311 Visual Arts History and Theory in the Expanded Field (Commencing 2018)

Note: The following units may be taken in addition to the major sequence:

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B


 

Visual Communication Design

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Units

ACG102Design and Typography

ACG103Design Skills

ACG204Design and Society

ACG206Web Design and Interactivity

ACG207Professional Practice in Design

ACG208Branding Design

ACG305Design Practice

ACG307Global Design Strategies