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Bachelor of Arts - 429AA

Course Code: 429AA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 025535G
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Arts at UC gives you career flexibility for a changing world

Build your own degree. Explore a wide range of academic interests with our Bachelor of Arts degree. Discover what university life is all about with our highly flexible course and explore a wide range of academic interests. 

Study a Bachelor of Arts at UC and you will:

  • cover three Arts majors in-depth, as well as free electives you can choose from any faculty within the university.
  • develop a broad perspective and an enquiring mind.
  • gain practical skills for success in the modern world of hybrid jobs.
  • become an independent and divergent thinker.
  • master complex reasoning and argument.
  • convey your opinions effectively and with conviction. 

Career Opportunities 

This degree will prepare you for all sorts of work in both the public and private sector, depending on your selection of majors and minors. Employers value the dynamic contribution our arts graduates bring to the workplace in: 

  • communication
  • research
  • teamwork
  • creative problem solving 

Other Opportunities 

With Arts you have lots of options for a double degree: 

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

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Information for Current Students

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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts BA

Typical Study Pattern

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Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
- To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas.
- The course aims to equip students with a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker, and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, argumentation and divergent thinking.
- Further, the course aims to develop students' capacities to analyse and evaluate complex arguments, to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively. It also aims to develop skills needed for idea generation and creative problem solving.
- The course provides foundation units in the first year to develop all the essential generic skills as listed in the UC Generic Skills Policy.
- The UC Generic Skills are also developed across the three Majors. While some units in some Majors focus on a few of the Generic Skills, by the completion of a Major, all the skills have been developed. These skills are developed in a general (Foundation units) and discipline specific way (Majors and Open Electives).
- The course also provides open electives from any discipline within the University of Canberra.
- The ability to present knowledge ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and Inquiry
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem Solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working Independently and with Others
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitutdes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

798AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce; 216JA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication in Advertising; 217JA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism; 218JA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs; 219JA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of communication in Public Relations; 799AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology; 801AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws; 802AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Management; 988AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Media Arts and Production; 804AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Psychology.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of International Studies; Diploma of International Studies Extended.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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