The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree where you can tailor your studies to your creative passions and career goals.
Our majors combine theoretical study and practical, industry-relevant content, so you graduate confident and ready to launch your career.
Build your degree
You can choose to study a single major or a double major. A single major provides more flexibility in your degree structure, while a double major offers you the benefits of studying two complementary disciplines in equal amounts.
This degree comprises 600 credits worth of units. You'll study 300 credits in the major of your choice (step 1) and 300 credits through one of the four options (step 2).
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR
Select an area that inspires you:
STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE STRUCTURE
This step usually happens after you accept Curtin’s offer for your chosen major. Each of the options outlined below are subject to availability.
Option 1: a second major
With this option you benefit from studying two disciplines in equal depth and graduating with a double major. Choose a second Arts major from the list in step 1, or select from the Creative Arts or Commerce majors below:
Bachelor of Creative Arts:
Bachelor of Commerce
Option 2: two specialisations
You may choose two specialisations from any of Curtin's four faculties (Humanities, Business and Law, Health Sciences, Science and Engineering) to complement your major. Examples include Chinese, Digital Design, Human Rights, Journalism and Web Media.
See the full list of specialisations.
Option 3: a specialisation and electives
You may choose one specialisation to gain expertise in a second field, and then choose four elective units to complete the structure of your degree.
Option 4: electives
You may choose eight elective units from any of Curtin’s four faculties, provided you meet the unit prerequisites.
See our handbook for more course information.
What you'll learn
- apply broad discipline knowledge in a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application
- think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex social, political and artistic problems
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources
- communicate effectively in professional and public contexts
- apply technologies appropriately
- demonstrate responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
- describe global and cultural issues and their impact
- demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians
- work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently