The Bachelor of Arts (BA) includes the study of humanities, social and cultural studies, languages and music.
The humanities deal with the histories, literatures and cultures of human civilisation, while the social sciences study sociology, anthropology, political behaviours and other forms of human behaviour and organisation.
With a choice of six different European and Asian languages in the degree you can learn a new language and study its related popular culture, art, film and literature. The School of Music provides opportunities for developing performance skills in instrumental or vocal studies, composition, and the study of musicology and music education.
As a student, you are exposed to a broad range of learning styles, from traditional lectures to interactive tutorials and practical workshops involving digital media. Academic staff members are not only dedicated teachers but also renowned scholars and researchers who are international leaders and experts in their fields.
Studying Arts equips you for every aspect of life. It enables you to discover your talents, interests and abilities and develop them fully. An Arts degree helps you develop highly sought-after skills such as critical thinking, communication, reasoning ability and problem solving.
As an Arts student you can choose to undertake the Arts Practicum as part of your course. This provides you with valuable workplace experience. Many Arts students elect to study abroad for one or two semesters at one of the renowned universities with which we have an exchange agreement.
The Bachelor of Arts offers a choice of 25 majors.
You do not need to choose your final major(s) until your second year so you can try out two or three different subjects to see which interests you most.
You will also have the opportunity to choose a second major from this list or from the majors available in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science degrees, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests, no matter how different they seem.
To be considered for this course you must:
More specific information on admission requirements, depending on your education history, is provided.
Arts graduates have skills that prepare them thoroughly for the workforce. As a graduate you will have a well-rounded education with excellent communication and research skills, in addition to being technologically savvy – all essential skills for success in a global environment.
Arts graduates from UWA are among the highest achievers in the nation and include:
If you perform well in the first three years of your Bachelor of Arts you may enrol in honours.
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