Keep your career options open and design your course around your interests and needs. All major sequences in arts are taught as a combination of practical and theoretical learning, with many offering sought-after work placements.

Get work-ready

Open up a world of career options by studying an arts degree. There’s plenty of flexibility within the arts so you can pursue your interests through various specialisations and work placements. Take advantage of our strong industry partnerships and gain real-world experience through opportunities to intern, mentor, travel and volunteer.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

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Career opportunities

Following on from your undergraduate degree, you could find employment in:

  • advertising and marketing
  • community services
  • cultural institutions
  • galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) sector
  • government organisations
  • languages
  • media and communications
  • newspapers and magazines
  • NGOs
  • performing and visual arts
  • personnel and industrial relations
  • private business
  • politics and policy in government  or private sectors
  • television and broadcasting.

My course and my units allowed me to do practical assignments and develop skills that set me up for the workforce.

Tegan Rohan

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Public Relations)

Build the degree you want

A third of our Bachelor of Arts course may be taken from outside of the Faculty of Arts and Education, meaning you can take single, double or triple majors. You can also explore combined degrees to complete both courses in as little as four years.

Research with us

We give students at postgraduate level an intellectually exciting education, anchored in core disciplines and designed to develop the professional and vocational skills that are essential in the modern workplace.

Learn more about researching with us

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