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Bachelor of Arts

Southern Cross University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 108300B

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Arts focuses on human cultures, values and beliefs that will broaden your mind with challenging ideas. This course fosters transferable skills that are highly valued across all sectors – qualities such as communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving.

At Southern Cross you have the opportunity to apply those skills to the real world through community engagement as you delve into contemporary social and environmental justice issues. Graduates develop cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of how to build their creative capacities and communication effectiveness.

Choose one of five exciting majors or combine more of your interests by choosing a shared major from disciplines across the University.

Major areas of study


Historical study fosters critical approaches to evidence and argument and the ability to interpret and communicate complex ideas, as well as insight into how personal and cultural values are shaped over time.

Creative Writing

These major offers aw rich blend of fiction and nonfiction, experimental writing, journalism, life writing, poetry, writing for stage and screen, and writing for young adults. It is taught by published writers from the Northern Rivers arts community and beyond.

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies introduces you to critical approaches in the study of different cultural forms and practices and the political dynamics of contemporary culture.

Digital Media

This major introduces key digital media production skills and theories. It provides a background in media history and theory, as well as practical experience in design, journalism, narrative forms and audio-visual media production.

Politics and International Relations

This major takes a strong social justice approach to cover political, cultural and economic relations from local government to international organizations.

Career opportunities

Diverse career opportunities exist in community relations, media, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights, and secondary school teaching (with further study).

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  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Creative Writing
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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 28,000 Per Year Read more3,500 per unit
Start date: Expected June 2023
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Duration: 3 years

Southern Cross University

Lismore Campus
Military Road North Coast New South Wales 2480

Entry criteria

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Category Score
Overall 6.0
Listening minimum 5.5
Reading minimum 5.5
Speaking minimum 5.5
Writing minimum 5.5

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Southern Cross University
Lismore Campus
Military Road North Coast New South Wales 2480