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Study Arts and Commerce at Curtin

Arts, Commerce

Bachelor Double Degree

BB-ARTCOM

Course
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

This double degree offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of majors from the Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) and a Bachelor of Commerce to provide graduates with diverse career opportunities.

Study Design at Curtin

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.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This double degree offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of majors from the Bachelor of Arts and Commerce. Combining studies in arts and business has many benefits, including the ability to think outside the box and utilise both the left and right sides of the brain. Graduates are awarded with two degrees upon successful completion.

Studies in the arts focuses on creativity, problem solving, communication skills, and practical skills, with students able to utilise Curtin’s leading art, media and performance facilities. Meanwhile, studies in Commerce are career-orientated and equip students with the skills and knowledge required to be job-ready as soon as they graduate. This double degree provides you with diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

The majors available in this double degree are:

Arts

Anthropology and Sociology
Chinese
Creative Writing
Digital and Social Media
Geography
History
International Relations
Japanese
Journalism
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Publishing
Screen Arts
Theatre Arts.

Commerce

Accounting
Economics
Finance
International Business
Marketing
Public Relations
Tourism and Hospitality.

Some combinations of majors in this double degree may be available to be completed fully online.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Double your career opportunities by gaining training in both arts and business.
  • The next big development in business has been touted the “creative industry”. This double degree will put you in good stead for this new up-and-coming industry.
  • Combine left brain study (logic, facts, figures) with right brain study (creativity, ability to see the bigger picture).
  • You will develop practical and industry-relevant skills in both areas. Many Humanities and Commerce majors also offer industry placements, and/or professional recognition with international organisations.

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.

Career information

The career opportunities for both arts and commerce graduates vary greatly depending on the majors selected within each degree. Please refer to you preferred majors to see their specific career options.

What you'll learn

  • apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application in the field of humanities and business
  • think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex social, political, artistic, business and commercial problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of organisational and external sources
  • communicate appropriately and effectively in professional and public contexts
  • apply technologies appropriately
  • demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • describe global and cultural issues as related to the humanities and business areas and their impact on local and international communities
  • demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians
  • show leadership and employ ethical practice and professional integrity, both within a team and independently

Admission criteria

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.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. There may be a portfolio requirement for majors offered through the Faculty of Humanities School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Verbal

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. There may be a portfolio requirement for majors offered through the Faculty of Humanities School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Verbal

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. There may be a portfolio requirement for majors offered through the Faculty of Humanities School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Verbal

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Open University Australia units may be used to meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about this pathway option.
  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. There may be a portfolio requirement for majors offered through the Faculty of Humanities School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $8,920*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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 – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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

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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: BB-ARTCOM
  • CRICOS code: 072465D
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019