Bachelor of Arts

  • CRICOS Code: 002167E
  • VTAC Code: 3800538001
  • International VTAC Code: 3800538003

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students.
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers a flexible approach to studying the humanities, social sciences and languages at Australia’s number one university.

Build interdisciplinary knowledge, community leadership and cultural awareness. And, you’ll graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing, global workplace.

Key features

No. 1 in Australia

Ranked #1 in Australia for Media and Communications, Linguistics, and overall Arts and Humanities (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018). We're the most popular degree in Victoria (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre 2017).

Learn from world renowned academics

Our teaching staff will enlighten you with nothing short of scholarly and research excellence - many are internationally renowned researchers and leading practitioners in their fields.

Outstanding facilities

The new Arts West building has been uniquely tailored to support teaching in the Bachelor of Arts. It delivers quality learning spaces, state-of-the-art technology, and media-rich learning.

First-year foundations

Learn important academic skills not taught in secondary schools. Experience a range of study disciplines in your first year through our unique Arts Foundation subjects.

Practical skills

Develop your job-readiness by accessing student experience opportunities including: internships, local and global volunteering placements, fieldwork and discipline-specific internships.

2019 Bachelor of Arts live information panel

Applying to study Arts with us in 2019? Watch our panel featuring current Arts student and president of the Melbourne Arts Student Society Michael Hester and Arts graduate Claudia Hooper as they provide a first-hand insight into studying a Bachelor of Arts and answer a range of questions about applying for 2019.