Arts

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Local:$ 22.2k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 22.2k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Dec 12, 2021
StudyQA ranking:801 Duration:3 years

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The Bachelor of Arts is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at The Australian National University. Each of its more than forty majors, in fields throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences, is taught by truly outstanding scholars to ensure that each student receives the very best education, is engaged with cutting-edge research, and learns to think like a researcher. These majors can be coupled with more than seventy minors and specialisations to broaden or deepen your study. Regardless of your choices, your Arts degree will provide you with core skills in critical analysis and in written and oral communication, while developing your adaptability and ability to help shape change and prepare you for a multifaceted career or further study.

The Bachelor of Arts can be combined with all other ANU undergraduate degrees except the PhB as a Flexible Double Degree.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts may find work in publishing, policy, education, international development, politics, media, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, advertising, art conservation, government and many other fields.

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;
  3. evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to problems, including through independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;
  4. communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media; and
  5. understand the ethical implications of ideas, communications, and actions.

The Bachelor of Arts requires completion of 144 units, of which a maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

A minimum of 84 units must come from completion of 2000- and 3000- level courses

The 144 units must include:

  • 48 units from the completion of one Arts major

Ancient Greek Major

Ancient History Major

Anthropology Major

Arabic Major

Archaeology Major

Art History Major

Art Theory Major

Asian Art History Major

Asian Studies Major

Australian Indigenous Studies Major

Biological Anthropology Major

Chinese Language Major

Contemporary Europe Major

Criminology Major

Development Studies Major

Economic Studies Major

English Major

Environmental Studies Major

European History Major

French Language and Culture Major

Gender, Sexuality and Culture Major

Geography Major

German Language and Culture Major

Hindi Language Major

History Major

Human Rights Major

Indonesian Language Major

International Communication Major

International Relations Major

Italian Language and Culture Major

Japanese Language Major

Korean Language Major

Latin Major

Latin American Studies Major

Linguistics Major

Mathematics Major

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Major

Music Major

Pacific Studies Major

Persian Major

Philosophy Major

Political Science Major

Psychology Major

Sanskrit Language Major

Sociology Major

Spanish Major

Thai Language Major

Urdu Language Major

Vietnamese Language Major

Either:

  • 24 units from the completion of one Arts minor or specialisation:

Advanced French Studies Minor

Advanced German Studies Minor

Advanced Hispanic Culture Minor

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics Minor

Advanced Hispanic Studies Specialisation

Advanced Italian Studies Minor

Advanced Spanish Studies Minor

American Studies Minor

Ancient Greek Minor

Ancient History Minor

Anthropology Minor

ANU Leadership and Research Minor

Applied Linguistics Minor

Arabic Minor

Archaeology Minor

Art History Minor

Art Theory Minor

Asian Art History Minor

Asian Studies Minor

Australian Indigenous Studies Minor

Australian Politics Minor

Biological Anthropology Minor

Chinese Language Minor

Classical Chinese Minor

Climate Science and Policy Minor

Comparative Politics Minor

Contemporary Europe Minor

Crime and Deviance Minor

Cultural Studies Minor

Demography Minor

Development Studies Minor

Digital Humanities Minor

Economic Studies Minor

English Minor

Environmental Policy Minor

Environmental Studies Minor

European History Minor

Film Minor

Forensic Anthropology Minor

French Language and Culture Minor

Gender and Sexuality Minor

Geography Minor

German Language and Culture Minor

Health, Medicine and the Body Minor

Heritage and Museum Studies Minor

Hindi Language Minor

History Minor

Human Ecology Minor

Human Rights Minor

Indonesian Language Minor

Integrative Methods in Environment and Society Minor

International Communication Minor

International Relations Minor

Italian Language and Culture Minor

Japanese Language Minor

Korean Language Minor

Latin Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

Linguistics Minor

Mathematics Minor

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Minor

Music Minor

Pacific Studies Minor

Persian Minor

Philosophy Minor

Philosophy and Science Minor

Political Science Minor

Political Theory Minor

Russian Minor

Sanskrit Language Minor

Social Psychology Minor

Social Research Methods Minor

Sociology Minor

Spanish Minor

Sustainable Development Minor

Thai Language Minor

Urdu Language Minor

Vietnamese Language Minor

Visual Arts Practice Minor

  • 24 units from completion of courses listed in any Arts major, minor, or specialisation

Or:

24 units from completion of ANIP3007 Australian National Internships Program D

24 units from completion of courses listed in any Arts major, minor, or specialisation.

Or:

48 units from completion of a second Arts major

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

  • Ancient Greek
  • Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art Theory
  • Asian Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Chinese Language
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Economic Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture
  • Geography
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Indonesian Language
  • International Communication
  • International Relations
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  • Music
  • Pacific Studies
  • Persian
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Thai Language
  • Urdu Language
  • Vietnamese Language

Minors

  • Advanced French Studies
  • Advanced German Studies
  • Advanced Hispanic Culture
  • Advanced Hispanic Linguistics
  • Advanced Italian Studies
  • Advanced Spanish Studies
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Greek
  • Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • ANU Leadership and Research
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art Theory
  • Asian Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Australian Politics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Chinese Language
  • Classical Chinese
  • Climate Science and Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Demography
  • Development Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economic Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • European History
  • Film
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • French Language and Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geography
  • German Language and Culture
  • Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Heritage and Museum Studies
  • Hindi Language
  • History
  • Human Ecology
  • Human Rights
  • Indonesian Language
  • Integrative Methods in Environment and Society
  • International Communication
  • International Relations
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  • Music
  • Pacific Studies
  • Persian
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Science
  • Political Science
  • Political Theory
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Research Methods
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Thai Language
  • Urdu Language
  • Vietnamese Language
  • Visual Arts Practice

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Requirements for domestic applicants:

ATAR:80

QLD Band:10

International Baccalaureate:29

For international students:

Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:

http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/IntAdmissTabl2014e.pdf 

English Language Requirements:

ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

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