• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Studying our new Arts degree at University of Newcastle lets you forge your own path. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from 14 majors, 21 minors and 100s of courses in the arts and humanities, leading to diverse careers.


Study a range of courses to better understand and appreciate the world around you, and what it means to be human. 

Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience. You will learn about society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. If you’re hungry for knowledge and enlightenment, an arts degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers.

Why study with us?

  • Safeguard your future with flexible and in-demand employability skills identified as critical for lasting success across a range of careers.
  • Great career outcomes: This BA degree is designed to produce work-ready arts graduates. 85% of BA graduates are employed within four months.
  • Flexible study options: Choose from a range of majors/minors in the arts and humanities and four optional learning streams. A suite of majors, minors and courses are available online and via flexible delivery.
  • Benefit from online peer2peer learning support and enjoy learning circles mentored by an academic leader, with access to our new innovation lab.
  • Work Integrated Learning – opportunity to gain real-world experience through industry placement opportunities and embedded authentic experiences throughout the program including global experiences.
  • Graduate with honours – for one extra year of study at the end of your degree, you can refine your practical research skills and enhance your career prospects by completing the Honours program.

Career opportunities

As an Arts degree student at the University of Newcastle, you will enjoy flexible pathways, develop in-demand skills1 and gain broad career outcomes.

Employment options for BA graduates are many and varied, with employability strengthened further by your chosen areas of specialisation. In fact, over 85% of recent Humanities graduates in Australia work full-time, casual or part-time. Specific Arts study areas also enjoyed similar employment outcomes: Languages and Psychology (84%), Visual/Performing Arts (82%), and Social Sciences (81%)2. Additionally, there are also a range of opportunities for graduates to complete further study or research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Education
  • English & Writing
  • Film, Media & Cultural Studies
  • French Studies (either Beginner or Intermediate Sequence)
  • German
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • History
  • Human Geography & the Environment
  • Japanese Studies (either Beginner or Intermediate Sequence)
  • Linguistics
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology Studies
  • Sociology & Anthropology

            English Language Requirements

            You need the following IELTS score:

            • Minimum required score:


              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

              Schedule IELTS

            General Requirements

            CRICOS code: 001602K

            • Admission to the undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              27505 AUD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 27505 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Newcastle

            • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

            Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

            The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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