36 months
28000 AUD/year
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Immerse yourself in studying issues and concepts that you really care about. The Bachelor of Arts at the Southern Cross University will expand your horizons and challenge your preconceptions. It will empower you to investigate, create, critique, and celebrate the many achievements, ideas and values of our human world and the human condition.   


This Bachelor of Arts at the Southern Cross University is a degree that enables critical thinking, community engagement and creative practices in a course that you can tailor to suit your interests and career goals. 

You can choose to focus narrowly on a single area or choose a broad program, selecting from a diverse range of majors and minors that span communication and politics, creative arts, secondary teaching areas, vocationally-oriented majors such as tourism or psychology or even science.  

Regardless of the subjects you choose, the Bachelor of Arts fosters transferable skills valued by employers – including communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates also develop cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of how to build their creative capacities.

Students can choose to complete a professional placement to build contacts and apply aspects of their degree to the workplace.


In communication industries, community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights, and secondary school teaching (with further study).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australia, Asia and the World
  • Written Communication
  • Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television 
  • Unruly Subjects: Citizenship  
  • Critical Thinking for Digital Times

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


288 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 108300B 

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year.
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National fee is Commonwealth supported  

Living costs for Lismore

1200 - 2200 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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