Arts majors explained

What is an Arts major?

A major consists of a structured sequence of at least eight units (48 credit points) in a particular discipline or field of study, and is acknowledged on the Bachelor award upon graduation. Students are required to complete at least one major in their Bachelor degree.

Students will have the space to complete two majors in the Bachelor of Arts (BP001):

  • a Degree-Specific Major (must be selected from Arts);
  • and a Second Major (can be selected from Arts, Commerce, Design, or Science).

Some degree-specific majors also require students to complete compulsory complementary units in addition to the eight units of the major.

The Bachelor of Arts course currently offers 34 majors, although some are only available to re-enrolling students, and Music Specialist Studies can only be taken as a second major in conjunction with Music Studies.

For example, one Arts student might choose to complete a degree specific major in History with a second major in Political Science, while another student might complete a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a degree-specific major in Communication and Media Studies and a second major in Marketing.

For pre-2012 students in the Bachelor of Arts (10110) and related courses, please refer to the Pre-2012 Arts Majors.  

For graduate-entry Diploma in Arts (DU001) students, please refer to second major sequences in the handbook by selecting the 'second major' tab (Arts only).

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