Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Arts

Develop the kind of communication, creative-thinking and interpersonal skills you can make you highly employable across a range of careers.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1356

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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Top WA University

For learning resources and skills development for communications. 2

Strong job growth

For graphic and web designers, illustrators and multimedia specialists. 3

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Overview

Related CRICOS: 001572M, 079340E, 079364G

An arts degree can take you anywhere.

You might study for a semester or more in Asia or Japan if you specialise in language.

You could be a tourist in your own city to get a new perspective. You could study community development or international aid – or learn to put your creative thinking to work for government agencies, corporations or organisations anywhere in the world.

The Bachelor of Arts embraces new directions in teaching and practice-based learning to train the thinkers and researchers of the 21st century. Many of the biggest and most vital issues we face today are about human society and the human condition. How can we understand who we are, how we want to live, or what kind of society we want to create, without the insights, knowledge and skills provided by the humanities? In this degree you will learn to put theory into practice in a way that is recognised and valued by employers. You will be empowered to be the agile and think creatively so that when the time comes, you will thrive in a rapidly changing world.

3 reasons to study Arts at Murdoch

  1. Develop skills in an area of the arts you’re passionate about and gain practical experience so you’re job ready when you graduate.
  2. Travel as part of your studies, whether it’s studying abroad for a semester, an exchange program or completing a summer program on the other side of the world.
  3. Get practical experience with the opportunity to take on internships as you study.

What you’ll learn

  • Build the kind of advanced written and verbal communication skills which can make you an asset to any organisation when you graduate.
  • Explore the theories, research methods and practices in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Design and manage projects where you might work with others, lead a team or work independently.
  • Learn to identify, analyse and evaluate complex issues in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Think creatively as you examine different perspectives and ethical approaches in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Your future career

Depending on the area you choose to study, your arts degree could be a step towards an incredible career. You could put your creative thinking and language skills to work in a range of roles, such as:

  • Policy and Planning Officer
  • Research Analyst
  • Electorate Officer
  • Communications Advisor
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Curator/Archivist/Historian/Librarian
  • Media Liaison/Speech Writer
  • Actor or Presenter
  • International Aid Worker

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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