Arts, humanities and social sciences

International students

Develop the transferable skills employers are looking for and gain a competitive edge in the future job market. An arts and humanities degree allows you the flexibility to tailor your degree to suit your interests and gain experience through real-world learning.


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Choose an arts specialisation from over 35 study areas


Graduate job-ready through work placements


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Build the degree you want

Open up a world of career options by studying an arts degree. With over 35 specialisations to choose from, there is plenty of diversity within the arts to build a degree unique to you. Take advantage of our strong industry partnerships and gain real-world experience through opportunities to intern, be mentored, travel and volunteer.

Expand your working horizons

Passionate about another area outside of arts? You can also combine your humanities degree with studies in areas like science, IT, law, commerce or teaching, to expand your possibilities. On top of this, you will have the opportunity to build a global network through internships, which will prepare you for a successful and rewarding career.

Online to on-campus pathway

Please note: students are not currently able to travel to Australia to study on campus. We encourage you to accept your offer now to start studying online, and when Australia's borders re-open, you will be able to travel to Australia to commence on-campus study. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as we issue your confirmation of enrolment. While you hold a valid student visa, the Australian government will recognise any study undertaken online towards eligibility for post study work rights.

Learn more about Deakin's online to on-campus pathway

For more details about post-study work rights, visit the Australian Government's Post-Study Work Stream website


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.

Learn from industry experts

Our teaching staff are recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields — meaning when you study at Deakin, you will learn from the very best. Our teaching staff conduct important research that focuses on the future and makes a positive impact in Australia and around the world. Learn from their world-class research and become job-ready when you graduate.

The learning environment has been very positive. I am a hungry learner and have been blessed with classmates and teaching staff who have helped me satisfy my craving for knowledge. I’ve been pushed through the assignments I’ve done, making me a better artist.

Alex, Australia

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Arabic, Minor in Visual Arts & Digital Media)

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 and non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • media and communications
  • performing and visual arts
  • personnel and industrial relations
  • private business
  • politics and policy in government or private sectors
  • television and broadcasting.

Bachelor of Arts – Create your own story

As an arts student, the possibilities for your future are endless. Our students share their stories on tailoring their degree to their interests and career goals.

Andrew shares his student journey of the Bachelor of International Studies

Andrew Hancock, Bachelor of International Studies graduate shares his experience studying international studies at Deakin and his top tips for future students.

Bachelor of Arts

Course director Dr. Sarah Pinto talks about the popular Bachelor of Arts course at Deakin University.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

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