This is a degree that enables critical thinking, community engagement and creative practices. The course provides the scope to build strong intellectual capabilities through the in-depth study of majors and minors across a range of specialist areas while fostering the development of transferable essential skills in communication, research, interpretation and evaluation. In addition to the study of their chosen disciplines, students will develop cultural awareness and intellectual rigour in a way that integrates creative practice and theory. Students can also elect to undertake a professional placement to gain experience in the workplace and to establish professional contacts. They may also exit the program with an Associate Degree of Creative Writing, following successful completion of 16 required units.

Course Fee:

International: $75,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; or TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or work experience (1 year full-time equivalent); Recommended: any 2 units of English


24 units. A selection of majors are available from 22 different subject areas across the University. Professional placement provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and to establish contacts. Majors and units differ by campus and some units are offered exclusively online,

Subjects you can Study:

Humanities and social sciences: Australian Studies; Communication Studies; Cultural Studies; English; History; Indigenous Studies; International Studies; Politics; Society and Culture; Human Geography.; Creative arts: Media Studies; Creative Arts; Music; Visual Arts; Writing.; Secondary school teaching areas: Environmental Studies; English; Physical Geography; History; Indigenous Studies; Mathematics; Society and Culture; Visual Arts; Science: Environmental Studies; Physical Geography; Human Geography; Mathematics; Law and Justice Studies; Tourism; Psychology

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available for selected students. Students may exit the Bachelor of Arts degree early with an Associate Degree, following successful completion of the 16 required units.

Further information:

Depending on the choice of majors, graduates may find employment in community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast 53.35 Yes Full time 3 years
Gold Coast 53.35 Yes Part time 6 years
Lismore 53.35 Yes Online 3 years
Gold Coast 53.35 Yes Online 3 years
Lismore 53.35 Yes Part time 6 years
Lismore 53.35 Yes Full time 3 years
Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings. par

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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