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Learn about the experience
Learn more about Object Based Learning, or hear from current students and meet the Melbourne Arts Student Society. You can also join us to find out about career pathways and life after graduation
The Melbourne curriculum
Your Melbourne experience is yours to shape. If you’re interested in a career in arts, humanities or social sciences you can start with our Bachelor of Arts, or why not check out the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Commerce?
Your undergraduate degree is an opportunity to explore your interests and study a variety of topics. It allows you to enhance your university experience and career options by giving you professional expertise from a range of disciplines. After your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate, masters degree.
Meet Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications, Politics and International Studies) student, Sam Kane
“Before commencing my studies, I never imagined how relatable every lecture would be to events happening throughout our world - whether elections, political developments or changes to the media landscape. This has meant that many classes have engaged with sources, research and case studies that we as students are experiencing as part of everyday life, ultimately helping to provide greater understanding of not only our studies, but the world we are part of.”
Get a taste of the Bachelor of Arts
Meet our academics, pop into a bite-sized lecture and find out more about the many museums and galleries on campus.
What is breadth?
Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, our undergraduate degrees allow you to explore subjects outside your core study area – we call this breadth. Breadth means you can tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You may choose to take a single subject in something you’ve always been curious about; or take a sequence of three or more subjects called a breadth track. This can help you develop knowledge and skills relevant to topics like experiencing Indigenous culture, musical instrument or a language.
50 words project and interactive map
The 50 words project aims to provide 50 words in every Indigenous language of Australia.
The words are provided online with community permission, and audio provided by a language speaker. The languages and words are also displayed on a map of Australia so that users can easily find the information relevant to their local area.
We hope this will be a useful resource for schools and educational organisations to learn 50 words in their local language, and for the general public to discover and appreciate the diversity of First Nations' languages around Australia.
Archives and Special Collections: uncover University treasures
Held deep in our library and archives are the treasures of the University. Our Special Collections include rare books, music, maps, and prints. We hold original items that span musical scores to manuscripts from Australia, East Asia and the world.
Our Collections are available to students for their own research, as well as embedded in a number of our online and face-to-face classes.
The University is also home to one of the most varied, richest, and largest university archives in Australia. Our 20 kilometres of archives house records of the activism, politics, business, social movements and significant individuals that have shaped our society.