Bachelor of Arts
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
3 years full time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
Note: Trimester 2 intake available at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) only
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||No fees defined|
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|
New course version from 2016
Applications for Trimester 3 2015 are advised to view A300 Bachelor of Arts for course details.
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
Cloud (online) studies
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.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study, has an EFTSL value. You can add each EFTSL together to calculate your study load for each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.
The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course.
The Bachelor of Arts develops important and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within a wide range of industries. The broad range of disciplines also allows you to follow your passions, study new and exciting areas, which engenders a lifelong love of learning, highly valued by employers.
An arts degree provides skills for a wide range of careers. Graduates may find careers in international relations, journalism, advertising, media, photography, multimedia, publishing, public relations, marketing, personnel and industrial relations, government, policy development, research, business, finance, community services, ethnic affairs, social work, education, policing, and performing and visual arts.
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
- one major of at least 8 credit points and one minor of at least 4 credit points consisting of 1 credit point at level one and no more than 1 credit point at level 3 **
- No more than 10 credit points of units at level 1
- A minimum of 4 credit points at level 3.
** 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.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
|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 and Television||Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Gender Studies||Minor study only|
|Geography||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)||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)|
|Motion Capture||Minor study only|
|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. |
|Sport and Society||Minor study only|
|Spanish||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Studies of Religions|
|Sustainability and Society||Minor study only|
|Visual Arts||Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Visual Communication Design|
Entry requirements - general
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.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
Credit for prior learning - general
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.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com