Course Description

The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and further study options. Choose from more than 30 online or face-to-face specialisations across the Humanities and Social Sciences or, combine your Arts degree with Law, Fine Arts, Business, Economics, and Science.

This degree is an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values.

Specialisations include:

  • English
  • Global Cultures and Languages
  • History and Classics
  • Philosophy and Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Criminology
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Journalism, Media and Communications
  • and more across the University*

Are the Humanities Still Relevant?

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Opportunities are available to develop language skills in a native-speaking environment with Short Term Overseas Study, cultural or media research overseas, or professional placement opportunities by volunteering in non-government organisations.

Did you know? You can study a range of Bachelor of Arts majors completely online by distance, on-campus, or a combination of both.

* Subject to any unit requisites, academic approval and course quotas.

NOTE: Continuing students should refer to the Course and Unit Handbook entry for the year they commenced:

  • 2017 commencing and previous - here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 43.4% (national average 52.1%)
    Studying full time: 33.8% (national average 25.5%)
    Median full time salary: (national average $47,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    University of Tasmania Code: A3A

    Entry Requirements

    If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Arts, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the following course-specific entry requirements:

    If you are a Year 12 school leaver