Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This is a degree that enables critical thinking, community engagement and creative practices. The course provides the scope to build strong intellectual capabilities through the in-depth study of majors and minors across a range of specialist areas while fostering the development of transferable essential skills in communication, research, interpretation and evaluation. In addition to the study of their chosen disciplines, students will develop cultural awareness and intellectual rigour in a way that integrates creative practice and theory. Students can also elect to undertake a professional placement to gain experience in the workplace and to establish professional contacts. They may also exit the program with an Associate Degree of Creative Writing, following successful completion of 16 required units.


24 units. A selection of majors are available from 22 different subject areas across the University. Professional placement provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and to establish contacts. Majors and units differ by campus and some units are offered exclusively online,


  • Humanities and social sciences: Australian Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Studies
  • Politics
  • Society and Culture
  • Human Geography.
  • Creative arts: Media Studies
  • Creative Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing.
  • Secondary school teaching areas: Environmental Studies
  • English
  • Physical Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Society and Culture
  • Visual Arts
  • Science: Environmental Studies
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Law and Justice Studies
  • Tourism
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Or TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or work experience (1 year full-time equivalent)
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English

Study pathways

An Honours year is available for selected students. Students may exit the Bachelor of Arts degree early with an Associate Degree, following successful completion of the 16 required units.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Lismore International: $75,600 Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Depending on the choice of majors, graduates may find employment in community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.

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