Align your passions and values to your ultimate career when you study arts at Deakin. Personalise your degree and develop the critical skills to turn your ideas into action and make an impact in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Get work-ready

With the flexibility to choose from over 30 specialisations, you can explore unique combinations and personalise your degree to your interests and goals. You’ll respond to emerging global issues and gain meaningful practical experiences outside of the classroom, preparing you to make your mark in a career you love. Graduate with highly transferrable critical skills that will open up a multitude of exciting opportunities for your future career.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Why study a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin?

  • Deakin is ranked in the top 1% worldwide for arts and humanities*
  • Choose from over 30 fields, personalising your degree to your interests and values
  • Be empowered to discover your purpose and drive meaningful change
  • Learn from industry-leading academics and passionate practitioners
  • Get hands-on experience in world-class facilities
  • Connect with industry and build a professional network
  • Have the flexibility to fit your learning into your busy life

Learn more about Deakin's Bachelor of Arts

I am a hungry learner and I have been blessed with classmates and teaching staff who have helped me satisfy my craving for knowledge. I’ve been challenged through the assignments, which has made me a better artist.

Alex Syrian

Bachelor of Arts graduate (major in Arabic, minor in visual arts and digital media)

Career opportunities

When you study arts at Deakin, you’ll curate your future career from day one, mastering the critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills highly sought-after by employers across a vast spectrum of industries. You can explore over 30 specialisations in a way that suits you, personalising your degree so that it fully aligns with your unique interests and values. Whether you want to pair unique specialisations or combine your arts degree with a second degree, you’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge and professional networks to start your career anywhere in the world and thrive in a range of roles across industries, including in fields like:

  • language and international relations
  • criminology, sociology and policy
  • culture and creative arts
  • education
  • politics and policy
  • government
  • NGOs
  • media, writing and communication
  • advertising and marketing

Have the flexibility to create a meaningful career you love, whether you want to work in a specific sector or industry, an emerging job of the future, or even create a dream career that might not yet exist – a world of opportunity awaits.

Pathway into your dream course

The Associate Degree of Arts is the perfect stepping stone to university study and offers a guaranteed pathway into Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Criminology. In a supportive learning environment, you'll have the opportunity to explore your passions while gaining the skills needed to be successful at university, including communication, digital literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Learn more about Deakin’s Associate Degree of Arts

Be ready for what comes next

Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts is dynamic, impactful and responsive. It allows you to explore meaningful ideas that matter, develop nuanced perspectives about current social justice issues and learn the critical skills to imagine a better future for all people.

Double the skills. Double the opportunities.

Did you know that you can combine your arts degree with another degree at Deakin? Studying a double degree is a way to diversify your skills and boost your prospects, unlocking your ultimate career.

Learn more about double degrees at Deakin

Research with us

Deakin's School of Humanities and Social Sciences conducts strong, internationally recognised research. Our postgraduate students receive an intellectually stimulating education, anchored in core disciplines, designed to develop key professional skills in a supportive and collaborative research environment.

Learn more about researching with us

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*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022


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