Interested in Arts?

The more you can learn and follow your passions, the more options you will have as a graduate. That's why our Bachelor of Arts program offers you the flexibility of a double major with more than 150 combinations to choose from.

Deep dive into real areas of interest and draw connections to future career paths that you couldn't do in any other way. 

Our exciting Bachelor of Arts degrees enable you to develop your skills and knowledge in two distinct, but potentially complementary, disciplines. These majors include:

You could pair History and Global Politics and Languages and work in government and diplomacy, or Sociology and Applied Linguistics could see you developing government policies or working in justice, security and intelligence organisations. Combining Aboriginal Studies and Cultural Studies could lead to careers in social justice and advocacy in government and NGOs. You could even combine Creative Writing and Psychology to explore art therapy.

Key features

  • Choose from more than 150 double major combinations and pursue two career interests at the same time.
  • Study at a university ranked No.1 in SA for student satisfaction in the Humanities1.
  • Study at a university ranked No.1 in SA for graduate employability2 and Learning Resources3.
  • Learn a curriculum informed by world-class research in Psychology, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, Sociology, Creative Arts and Writing as well as Language, Communication and Culture4.
  • Benefit from our on-campus facilities, including the Multimedia Languages Facility.
  • Gain practical experience on-campus when you contribute to our student publications, including Piping Shrike, and On the Record.
  • Engage with community and industry partners and explore employment pathways through placements and mentoring in the Professional Directions Program.
  • Use this degree as a pathway to further study, including teaching and social work.
  • Gain international experience with a Global Experience study tour

1ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2021-22, Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA Public universities. 2QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities. 3ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2020-21 – Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). SA public universities.42018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Why UniSA?

  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities1, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.
  • With our Arts degrees you can increase your employment prospects by studying a double major
  • You will learn from world-class educators and researchers in Psychology, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, Sociology, Creative Arts and Writing, Language, Communication and Culture2. Our teachers have a very practical approach to learning so you’ll have the chance to work on real projects and gain real-world experience.
  • You will have opportunities to engage with industry partners and organisations as part of your studies through the optional Professional Directions Program.
  • You’ll use the latest technologies and learn in spaces such as our Multimedia Languages Facility and the Hartley Playhouse.
  • We are No.1 in Australia for research impact and engagement3 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.
  • Access hands-on learning opportunities and connect with industry professionals right from day one.
  • Choose from flexible learning options to suit your needs and lifestyle including online, on-campus, full-time and part-time study.
  • Explore our wide range of grants and scholarships to support your studies.
  • We are consistently recognised and awarded for our excellence in teaching, the quality of our degrees and satisfaction of our students – there's never been a better time to study at the University of South Australia.

1UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  32018 ARC Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI), Combined Impact – Approach to Impact and Engagement on Assessed Fields.

UniSA offers the following Arts degrees

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Your career

As the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

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: 

  • government and diplomacy

  • defence, intelligence and security

  • social justice and advocacy

  • indigenous engagement

  • migrant, refugee and multicultural services

  • health, wellbeing and aged care

  • policy and research

  • education

  • community and social services.

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020-22 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.

Your Career

Industry facts


Employment for welfare, recreation and community arts workers in Australia is projected to increase by 10,100 (28.2 per cent) by May, 2024.

Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019


Employment for arts and media professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 6,700 (6.2 per cent) by May, 2024.

Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019


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UniSA’s Bachelor of Arts is taught by world-class educators and researchers and enables you to pursue two areas of academic interest at once. Hear from UniSA student Luke Heathorn and Program Support Coordinator Louis Everuss on what it's like studying our Bachelor of Arts degrees.  

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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)
Audiology Joint Venture Partner | Specsavers Australia

Christopher Denton

Christopher Denton

Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)
Audiology Joint Venture Partner | Specsavers Australia

"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)
Senior Communications Advisor, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Lisa Ransom

Lisa Ranson

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Senior Communications Advisor, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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:


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.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.


A five star university

Five stars for research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation*
*2022 QS Stars Ratings