Course structure

The BA is a three-year (full-time) course that offers the unique flexibility to choose your major(s) and/or minor. View examples of how you can structure your course.

What do I study?

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects – 300 points in total – with subjects usually worth 12.5 points each. You will complete eight subjects, or 100 points of study, in each year full time.

First year

You will complete at least one Arts Foundation subject from a choice of six. These subjects introduce concepts, ideas and principles that are central to all endeavours in Arts. They will help you in your academic transition to the University, ensure you develop your research, communication and writing skills, enable you to make informed study choices for the remainder of your degree, and demonstrate the relationships between Arts disciplines.
You will also take Arts discipline subjects and breadth studies.

Second year

By your second year, you will have a better understanding of the Arts disciplines offered and be able to finalise your selection of majors and minors. You will complete the second-year subjects in your major(s).

Third year

In third year, you will undertake a capstone subject in your major(s), designed to draw together the various strands of your fields of specialisation and prepare you for life as a graduate. You will also take the remaining third year subjects to complete your degree.

In summary, the requirements of the BA are:

  • Completion of 24 subjects – 300 points – in total
  • Completion of at least one major, including the capstone subject for all non-language majors
  • Completion of at least one Arts Foundation subject, in the first 100 points of your degree
  • Completion of at least 50 points of Breadth study outside of Arts disciplines
  • Completion of no more than 125 points in one discipline
  • Completion of at least 50 points at each year level before being able to progress to the next year level

Next : Example 1