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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$22,960* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||012762C|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400314103 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514103 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714103 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||A300|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
As a Deakin Arts graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information and develop skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.
The Bachelor of Arts provides the opportunity to develop an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the social sciences, humanities and arts. It will also give you: an enhanced cultural sensitivity; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce; and an understanding of information technology tools and systems used in learning and employment.
The degree is structured in a way that offers maximum flexibility. It gives you the opportunities to pursue your own interests and design courses of study that suit your needs. You may study particular areas in-depth or undertake a wide range of units.
You are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from a variety of study areas including performing and creative arts, languages, history, media and communication, and sociology. Up to one-third of the course may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education, providing even greater possibilities for interesting course combinations.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
As a Bachelor of Arts graduate you will be well placed to enter a variety of employment fields after developing in your studies, a combination of a broad range of specialised and general skills, often demanded by today's employers. Some of these fields include media and communication, photography, politics and policy studies, history, languages and visual arts. The broad range of major sequence options ensures that graduates have the opportunity to gain qualifications in a number of areas.
You may choose to undertake an Honours degree or postgraduate study on completion of your Arts degree. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts course are required to complete at least one Arts major sequence offered on the campus at which they are enrolled.
|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)|
|Film Studies||Burwood (Melbourne)|
|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)||Chinese major not available in Cloud (online) mode.|
|Literary Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)||Warrnambool campus 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)|
|Philosophy||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|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)|
|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. |
|Spanish||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Visual Arts||Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 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.
Since several disciplinary studies are cumulative, in that knowledge, technical competencies, and, study and research skills develop across units, there are prerequisites that direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Arts varies from written assignments and examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises, and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.