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Bachelor of Arts

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 100518

Level of study: Undergraduate


At ECU we’ve developed an Arts course that prepares graduates with the skills needed to adapt to future workforces, whatever they may be.

Arts graduates are highly employable and have an impact across our communities in many ways. They have strong critical, creative, practical and ethical skills that are highly adaptable within our increasingly diversified workplaces. So when you study a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll experience a dynamic, creative and critical immersion in culture, history and politics. It’s a transformative experience that’s both interdisciplinary and empowering. The course allows you to choose between disciplines including Visual Arts, Creative and Professional Writing, English, or Historical and Political Studies. Most importantly, you’ll be interacting with and learning from our dynamic staff who are accomplished artists and published writers of national and international standing and passionate about culture, politics and teaching.

Course Learning Outcomes

Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations in Arts disciplines.

Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Arts knowledge.

Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions/responses.

Use digital technologies and Arts related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.

Communicate Arts disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.

Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.

Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods.

Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.

Career Opportunities

This degree provides students with lifelong transferable skills, equipping them for employment in a wide range of professional industries.

Possible future job titles

Public Servant, Government Adviser, International Consultant, Foreign Affairs Officer, Historian, Social Researcher, Heritage Consultant, Policy Analyst, Writer, Editor

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  • English
  • Historical and Political Studies
  • Creative and Professional Writing
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Key Information


Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street
Perth Western Australia 6050

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive Perth Western Australia 6027

Entry criteria

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive Perth Western Australia 6027