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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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University rank #551 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
Follow your passions and drive your career forward, gaining essential workplace skills and knowledge in your Bachelor of Arts (BA) offered at Victoria University.
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Overview

An arts degree is the ideal preparation for today's fast-changing world. You'll develop specific skills for your chosen career, along with research, writing and communication expertise, which are essential in a broad range of work environments.

Turn your passion into your career by selecting units of personal interest.

Bachelor of Arts students from Victoria University complete one or two majors, which will be listed on your qualification. VU specialises in these areas, with expert lecturers and current course content:

  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media
  • History
  • Literary Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Visual Art
  • Writing.

This course offered at Victoria University offers maximum flexibility if you are undecided about career choice. It lets you combine units from different areas to create a base of knowledge that you can to draw on when applying for work in various fields. We have a dedicated Indigenous studies program that will give you knowledge needed for working with Aboriginal communities.

Our Bachelor of Arts is distinctive for its focus on academic disciplines that are engaged with the workplace and community. You'll benefit from our strong network of community and industry partners, and practical and workplace learning.

Opportunities for applied learning include digital media labs, psychology labs, studio spaces (music, TV and radio), exhibitions and public presentations in our community space Metrowest, and publications such as the student-produced Offset magazine.

Careers in arts and humanities

Our BA provides a strong foundation for a range of exciting careers in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences. Your skills in communication, research, critical analysis and teamwork will be highly sought after, and are transferable to almost any workplace. You may choose to do further study, as many professional careers are best served by graduates with a generalist first degree.

You'll be prepared for a wide range of roles in government or the public service, community and non-government organisations, business, education and media.

VU Bachelor of Arts graduates often go on to work in the following areas:

  • journalism, writing or strategic communications
  • teaching (a popular choice following completion of a Masters of Teaching)
  • creative arts administration
  • public service and policy work
  • community sector
  • creative arts
  • software development
  • corporate management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic students intake: 4 May

    International students intake: July, February

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      For domestic students only

  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Discourse and Experience
  • Reason and Revolution
  • Knowledge, Inquiry and Research
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Text and Representation
  • The Era of Controversy
  • Creativity, Communication and the Digital Age
  • Aboriginal History and Political Movements

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    67

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 068927B

  • The minimum criteria for admission varies depending on your education background. If you’re not sure which criteria applies to you, use the help tool on this page or make an enquiry and we can assist.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 AUD per semester 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.

Domestic students: Commonwealth Supported Place

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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