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Bachelor of Arts - 429AA

Course Code: 429AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362003
CRICOS Code: 025535G
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Study arts at UC for career flexibility in a changing world

Build your own degree and 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 combine your diverse passions to fit in with your career aspirations.

Study a Bachelor of Arts at UC and you will:

  • expand and diversify your career options
  • cover three arts majors in-depth, as well as four elective subjects you can choose from any faculty within the university
  • develop a broad perspective and an inquisitive 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

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Social services and welfare

Study opportunities

You may choose to widen your career options by choosing to study a Bachelor of Arts as part of a double degree: 

  • 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

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
BRUCE Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727 TAFE Queensland Brisbane Email UCQueensland@canberra.edu.au Phone 13 72 48

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts BA

Typical Study Pattern

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  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    • Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing (2017)
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      • Year 1
        • Semester 1
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Faculty of Arts and Design Restricted Choice Unit- 3 cp
        • Semester 2
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
    • Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing (2018)
      • Print this Study Pattern
      • Year 1
        • Semester 1
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Faculty of Arts and Design Restricted Choice Unit- 3 cp
        • Semester 2
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Arts Major 1 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 2 Unit- 3 cp
          • Arts Major 3 or Professional Major Unit- 3 cp
          • Open Elective Unit- 3 cp

Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

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

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None

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.
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

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

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

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively

5. 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.

Honours

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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