Deciding what to study
There’s a lot to figure out when it comes to your study options and finding what fits your interests and career plans. Check out the three different bachelors degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts.
What are your options?
Bachelor of Arts
Studying society, people, culture, and ideas. This degree offers the widest range of subjects to explore your interests and equips you with adaptable career skills for the fast-changing work world, including creative thinking, communication, research, and critical analysis.
Bachelor of Communication
Learning how communication works and preparing for a career in the communications field. This degree offers a more specialised path, helping you develop skills in writing, public speaking, creative strategy, and cultural competency.
Bachelor of Global Studies
Developing the knowledge and skills to understand global issues and tackle them creatively. This degree prepares you to make a difference in the world through careers involving leadership, problem-solving, research and intercultural communication. Global Studies includes classes from Arts, Business, Creative Arts and Industries, Engineering, Law and Science.
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How it all works
|What's involved||Bachelor of Arts||Bachelor of Communication*||Bachelor of Global Studies|
|Time||3 years||3 years||3 years|
Two out of
Languages (Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and more)
One out of three
Communication and Social Change
Communication and Technology
Communication in Leadership
One out of four available subjects:
Global Environment and Sustainable Development
Global Politics and Human Rights
International Relations and Business
Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
|You can take a range of classes from the subjects outside your two majors||You can take a range of classes from the subjects outside your major||You can take a range of classes from the subjects outside your major
Research and policy
Marketing and advertising
Policy and analysis
The Bachelor of Communication is being offered for the first time in Semester One, 2022.
Conjoint option: All three options can be studied alongside another degree, either with each other or a degree from another faculty. For example, Arts and Law, Arts and Global Studies, Communication and Commerce, Communication and Global Studies, Global Studies and Science.
What’s life like in the Faculty of Arts?
Hear from students about their university lives, both in and out of class, and advice for
you going forward.
Ashley’s time at university has widened her worldview and inspired her to empower others.
Elloise is studying an Arts/Global Studies conjoint, combining her passion for sustainability, urban design, and globalised thinking.
BA student Thomas Campbell talks about his media internship experience.
The opportunities in the BA have allowed Zak to pursue a range of projects and passions.