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Study Arts at Curtin

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Arts
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth


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. 

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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).

Specialise in an area that inspires you:

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 Creative Arts or 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.

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 2020 only.

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

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Some majors may require a portfolio or interview.

Some majors in this course are not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa; please refer to information provided for individual majors.

Some majors may require a portfolio or interview.

Some majors in this course are not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa; please refer to information provided for individual majors.

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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-ARTS
  • CRICOS code: 068750M
  • Last updated on: September 22, 2020