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Bachelor of Arts - CA10

Study the Bachelor of Arts to equip yourself with a multidisciplinary education in a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines. Discover unlimited choices in exploring your passion and interests.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

14/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Jakarta, Medan, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Nil

The Bachelor of Arts provides you with a varied and multidisciplinary education, as well as the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.

You will experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles and explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing a contemporary understanding of both the human condition and how society operates.

You will benefit from the flexibility to structure your course to suit your career aspirations and interests with a wide variety of majors and minors to choose from.

Core Units 4 Major Units 6
Electives None Minor Units 4

Course structure

You are required to complete 24 units that consist of four core units, two eight-unit majors and one four-unit minor.

Majors/Minors 

Align your interests to suit your career goals. The below clusters provide you with a guide to choosing major and minor combinations. 

Telling stories, media, publication relations

The creative writing, journalism, journalism and public relations options provide you with well-rounded and relevant professional communication skills that are valuable and transferrable to any industry.

Geography and environmental management

The environmental management and geography options prepare you for a wealth of career opportunities in professions such as environmental planning and policy, natural and cultural heritage and town planning.

Creative arts

The visual arts and theatre studies options allow you to develop skills, knowledge and experience in creative arts and combine this with professional practices to ensure you graduate with valuable and transferrable skills for a career in creative arts.

History

Studying history gives you skills in analysing, contextualising and synthesising information. Combined with other areas of study, these skills open the door to employment opportunities in libraries, museums and galleries.

Unit information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed a study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Greater choices

Within the Bachelor of Arts, there are a range of majors and minors to choose from and endless possibilities when it comes to customising and combining these.

Through your chosen majors and minors, you will gain extensive discipline knowledge along with transferrable skills like problem-solving, critical thinking and communication, ensuring you are prepared for your future career and the modern workforce. The flexibility you have in combining majors and minors, along with a strong focus on career readiness throughout the course will see you truly tailor your studies to your passions and career aspirations.

Real-world opportunities

Through your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship, study tour or innovation project where you will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations. This professional practice experience exposes you to real-world scenarios and issues and provides you with opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge to the scenarios you experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you gain through this professional practice experience enhance your work readiness and the career opportunities you explore when you graduate.

Career focussed

Our Bachelor of Arts offers you unlimited possibilities and opportunities. You have the flexibility to choose from a variety of majors and minors, designed to build your professional profile and enhance your career opportunities. 

On-Campus Availability

Term 2 - 2023Jakarta
Term 3 - 2023Medan

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Creative Writing6

A unique feature of the Creative Writing major is that it provides you with the chance to write a sustained creative writing dissertation of any genre over the course of your final year. This feature makes the Creative Writing major an invaluable pathway for those students interested in the Master of Letters course where, as a prospective student, you could acquire some credit. 

English and Cultural Studies8
Geography 8
History and Politics8
Journalism8
Liberal Arts8

If you select units from the English and Cultural Studies major; Geography major; History and Politics major; and/or from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies minor for the Liberal Arts major, then you cannot take the English and Cultural Studies major; Geography major; History and Politics major; nor the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Essential Geography, Literary Studies and World History minors.

Public Relations8
Theatre Studies8
Visual Arts8
MinorsUnitsDescription
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies4
Digital Storytelling4

The Digital Storytelling minor needs to be studied over two successive years.

Year 1
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio (no prereq)
MMST11003 Visual Design Fundamentals (no prereq)

Year 2
DGTL12014 Documentary Filmmaking (prereq MMST11009)
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling (prereq MMST11009)

Discovering Theatre 4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Theatre Studies major.


Environmental Management4
Essential Geography4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Geography major.

Liberal Arts4
Literary Studies4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the English and Cultural Studies major.

Strategic Communication4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Public Relations major.

Visual Art Practices4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Visual Arts major.

Working with the Media4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Journalism major.

World History4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the History and Politics major.

Writing Stories4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Creative Writing major.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice and ExperienceBUSN13004This work-integrated learning will involve a placement in an organisation loosely related to one of the BA discipline majors. For example, a work placement in a museum.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no ore than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

There are no implications for students in regard to security requirements.

Health Requirements

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

The skills and knowledge that you gain within the Bachelor of Arts are transferrable across a wide range of industries and professions. You will gain life-long skills in creative thinking, critical reading, critical thinking, effective writing and communication skills, developing clear and cogent arguments, research, data analysis, understanding intercultural relationships, social justice, cultural heritage and environmental planning. These skills are regarded highly by those who recruit university graduates for government departments and various large companies and are beneficial to roles across a range of businesses and industries.

Explore endless career possibilities such as roles within government agencies, administration, publishing houses, environmental planning and management, media, journalism, libraries, museums, galleries, not-for-profit organisations, private companies, teaching, town councils, disability services, community sector organisations, youth workers and universities.

not applicable

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$15,270.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$30,480.00

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

Scholarships are not available for this course.

New South WalesONL: 160131
VictoriaONL: 1700110331
Western AustraliaONL: 150131
QueenslandROK: 850531; ONL: 850535


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Transcript

I chose the Bachelor of Arts as it was greatly versatile and catered to my love of writing. The best thing was the fact it was so rich in content and stimulated my mind.

Katherine Butler

Bachelor of Arts