What will I study?


Your course structure

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. The majority of Arts minors require 75 points of study (usually 6 subjects) for attainment. This means out of the 300 point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course as well as a minor. You will also complete breadth studies and other complimentary Arts subjects.

Completing your minor

If you are taking English Language Studies as a minor, you must complete:

  • One level 1 elective subject and one level 1 Academic English subject
  • Arts Discovery
  • One level 2 compulsory subject and 12.5 points (usually one subject) of level 2 elective subjects (usually at second year)
  • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 elective subjects (usually at third year)

Note: Students in the Bachelor of Arts who are recommended to complete Academic English as a result of the DELA can count these towards breadth studies.

Breadth studies

Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

Explore this minor

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this minor.