The Bachelor of Arts is the ultimate, flexible university degree, and you can tailor it to explore your interests and discover a wide range of career possibilities. It is an opportunity to pursue what you loved in high school or branch out into areas you've never had the opportunity to explore.
Our students embrace the joy of open enquiry, are curious about life’s big questions, and are on a life-long quest for knowledge and inspiration. You will hone skills like critical-thinking, research, and inter-cultural awareness under the guidance of passionate academics who are leading researchers in their fields.
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.
Creative Arts and Health:
Engagement with music, visual arts, dance and other creative art forms can change people’s lives, bringing joy, restoring self-confidence and improving mental and physical wellbeing. In this major, you can learn about global developments in this emerging interdisciplinary field and develop an understanding of how and why the arts can help to relieve suffering, improve wellbeing, and foster resilience. In your first year you will learn the fundamentals of how interactions with different forms of the creative arts are processed by the brain, evaluate innovative arts-based programs that have been developed to improve function and wellbeing and reflect on your own experience of the creative process. In the second year you will continue to explore your creativity and learn visual and digital skills for arts-based interventions along with a range of strategies to promote emotional wellbeing. By completing this major you are eligible to receive membership of the peak creative arts therapy association ANZACATA. Graduates in this field find employment in diverse settings including arts organisations, hospitals, aged care facilities, rehabilitation centres, and prisons.
Synthesise perspectives and critically evaluate discipline knowledge in the Bachelor of Arts to identify and reflect on local, cross-cultural and/or global social, cultural, political, ethical or environmental issues.
Communicate independently, by written, oral and technology-supported modes, to provide clear, coherent and independent expositions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Demonstrate judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence, applying knowledge, analytical and technical skills as a basis for decision-making and planning.
Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills with flexibility and creativity to demonstrate self-management, resilience, accountability and social responsibility whether working independently or in collaboration with others.