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Interested in Arts?

Our exciting Bachelor of Arts degrees enable you to study a double major, developing your skills and knowledge in two distinct, but potentially complementary, disciplines. UniSA is the only university in South Australia where you can do this. Majors include:

  • English and Creative Writing
  • History and Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Performing Arts
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology

Key features

  • Pursue two areas of academic interest at the same time. 
  • Learn from world-class educators and researchers – we’re number one in South Australia for research in Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Journalism and Professional Writing1.
  • Benefit from our on-campus facilities, including the Multimedia Languages Facility and the Hartley Playhouse.
  • Gain practical experience on-campus when you contribute to our student publications, including Piping Shrike, On the Record and The Globalist.
  • Gain international experience as part of Hawke Ambassador Volunteer Experience Program.
  • Use this qualification as a pathway to further study, including the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Why UniSA?

Building your career is our business. With our Arts degrees you can increase your employment prospects by studying a double major, and graduate with international experience when you complete some of your studies overseas as part of the Hawke Ambassador Volunteer Experience Program.

You will learn from world-class educators and researchers - we’re number one in South Australia for research in Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Journalism and Professional Writing1. Our teachers have a very practical approach to learning, and you’ll work on real projects and get real experience. We’ve invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, so you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in spaces such as a Multimedia Languages Facility and the Hartley Playhouse.

We’re Australia’s youngest university to receive five stars in research2 and this excellence shines through our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international industry professionals to focus on real-world projects.

If you want to gain an international perspective, you may choose to study a portion of your degree overseas, as part of the Hawke Ambassador Volunteer Experience Program. This program enables you to volunteer with an international non-government organisation (NGO), usually in an overseas destination.

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
2 2017 QS Stars Ratings

UniSA offers 16 Arts degrees

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Your career

Arts graduates possess exceptional writing, presentation, communication, research and problem-solving skills – all of which are highly regarded by prospective employers. Our arts graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers in a range of industries, such as: 

  • publishing
  • creative industries
  • government and diplomacy
  • media
  • education
  • the arts
  • arts management
  • community and social services
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What others are saying

Lectures and tutorials are always engaging because the lecturers are passionate about the topics they teach. Not only did they teach me how to be successful academically, but they also shared an understanding of the importance and impact language has in professional settings.

Christopher Denton

Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)

Christopher Denton

Christopher Denton

Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)

The diversity of the Bachelor of Arts is one of the best parts of my degree. You can have two complimentary majors in completely different fields, allowing you to study a range of interesting areas. Add in a minor and electives, and you’ve got an extremely flexible and diverse degree.

Callum Banbury

Bachelor of Arts (History and Cultural Studies)

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Callum Banbury

Bachelor of Arts (History and Cultural Studies)

The best part about doing Honours was the opportunity to specialise in an area I'm passionate about. Through writing a thesis, I developed skills and knowledge in issues-based communication and PR in the Defence industry, a field I want to work in after graduating.

Lisa Ranson

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Lisa Ransom

Lisa Ranson

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017