Bachelor of Arts

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Arts
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud CampusYes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Warrnambool
Tel 03 5563 3489
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Cloud (online)
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au  

CRICOS course code012762C
VTAC Codes1400314101 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514101 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614101 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714101 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code A300

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

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.

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

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

Major 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)  
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) 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 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)  
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 and Society Burwood (Melbourne) Minor study only
Visual Arts Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)  
Visual Communication Design Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)  

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

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

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.