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 offers you the flexibility of a double major with more than 150 combinations to choose from.

Create your own adventure and 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 study a double major, developing your skills and knowledge in two distinct, but potentially complementary, disciplines. These majors include:

You could pair Languages with History and Global Politics and work as a diplomat, or Cultural Studies with Creative Writing to become an author. Or, you could use your knowledge in Psychology and Social Media to grow online communities, while Sociology and Applied Linguistics could see you developing government policies or working in security and intelligence. You could even combined Applied Linguistics 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.
    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 Culture1.
  • Study at a university ranked No.1 in SA for learning resources in Creative Arts2.
  • 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).

12018 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, 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 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’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.
  • 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 #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings. Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50. 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: 

  • publishing
  • creative industries
  • government and diplomacy
  • media
  • education
  • the arts
  • arts management
  • community and social services

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA- founded universities only.

Your Career

Industry facts

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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

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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 enables you to pursue two areas of academic interest at the same time. Learn from world-class educators and researchers and benefit from our on-campus facilities, including the Multimedia Languages Lab and the Hartley Playhouse.

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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)
Employment: Assistant Director, Corona Communication, Australian Department of Health

Lisa Ransom

Lisa Ranson

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
<br />Employment: Assistant Director, Corona Communication, Australian Department of Health

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.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

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A five star university

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