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Units in first semester 2021 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

Study Arts and Commerce at Curtin

Arts, Commerce

Bachelor Double Degree


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Apply core business skills to your creative enterprise, or creativity and critical thinking in business contexts.

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Recently I travelled overseas for the London School of Economics summer exchange program, which I applied for through Curtin. The program is short and intense, but very rewarding. It was exciting to explore London between classes.

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Get the Curtin edge

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

Global education

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

This double degree offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of majors from the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce. Combining studies in arts and business has many benefits, including the ability to think outside the box and apply transferable skills in both creative and commerce careers. Graduates are awarded with two degrees upon successful completion.

Studies in the arts focuses on creativity, problem solving, communication and practical skills, with students able to utilise Curtin’s leading art, media and performance facilities.

Meanwhile, studies in commerce equip you with the skills and knowledge required to be job-ready in your chosen discipline. This double degree provides you with diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

The majors available in this double degree are:


Anthropology and Sociology
Creative Writing
Digital and Social Media
International Relations
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Publishing
Screen Arts
Theatre Arts.


International Business
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

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 2021 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.

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

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,600*
Total indicative course fee $117,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,100*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,600*
Total indicative course fee $118,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,100*

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.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: BB-ARTCOM
  • CRICOS code: 072465D
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2021