Study Arts at Curtin

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor Degree

B-ARTS

Course
Bachelor of Arts
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
CRICOS
068750M
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Ideal for imaginative individuals, these courses develop your creativity and critical thinking.

Emily Cousins

I’m doing a double degree in a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in public relations and journalism and loving every minute. It’s amazing how the communications industry is constantly changing and evolving – it keeps life exciting! I’d like to work for a major fashion magazine, or coordinate events like the VMAs or do publicity for celebs – as long as I’m living in different cities around the world and getting paid to write and create, I know I’ll be living the dream.

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide

(Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Broad career options

These courses are flexible, so you can follow your interests and create a unique, tailored program. 

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 A) and 300 credits through one of the four options (STEP B).

STEP A: CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR
Specialise in an area that inspires you:

STEP B: 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. You may choose a secondary major from the Bachelor of Arts, or from the Commerce majors below:

Option 2: two minors
You may study any two minors from any of Curtin's four faculties to complement your major.

Option 3: a minor and electives
You may choose to study one minor 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 to study eight elective units from any of Curtin’s four faculties, provided you meet the unit prerequisites. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Our degrees are forward-thinking and practical, offering you comprehensive grounding in theory and a range of skills.
  • If you choose a single major, you can tailor your program to follow your own interests, drawing upon a variety of disciplines.
  • Some majors allow you to enhance your learning with a secondary major from within business.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Some majors are professionally recognised by associated industry bodies.

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

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,900*
Total indicative course fee $88,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,800*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: B-ARTS
  • CRICOS code: 068750M
  • Last updated on: April 3, 2020