Arts - A2000

Arts at Monash is your comprehensive gateway to a wide range of fascinating and rewarding areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Taking an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fostering a global perspective, you will develop the research skills, advanced discipline knowledge and self reliance to acquire information, assess evidence and convey complex ideas in speech and writing in order to answer complicated questions.

You’ll have the scope to choose from over thirty areas of study including languages, social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations. And with access to the Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee you will develop an informed, critical awareness of the fields you're most passionate about, laying the groundwork for a wealth of exciting careers.

The Bachelor of Arts offers both diversity and focus, and builds informed, skilful and critically aware citizens of the world. The course is built around deeply enriching experiences, and via your elective units, offers you four Professional Futures domains through which to develop your unique graduate profile: Global immersion, Intercultural expertise, Professional experience or Innovation capability.

You can choose from local and international internships, professional engagements and entrepreneurial opportunities, and the choice of more than 50 global immersion programs including access to the funded Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee, preparing you to live and work in complex and culturally diverse environments, while building a community of like-minded peers.

You'll develop a rich understanding of human difference and communication, the complexities of social organisation, and humankind's trajectory through the past and into the future. You will become an expert in your chosen discipline, and will be work ready, equipped with the core skills employers in all sectors are looking for including:

  • written and verbal communication skills
  • teamwork skills
  • listening and decision-making skills
  • leadership and negotiation skills
  • methods to build rapport and confidence
  • critical-thinking skills
  • problem-solving skills research skills
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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Course Handbook

Majors, extended majors and minors

Studying the Monash Bachelor of Arts degree gives you the flexibility and choice of the 30+ areas of study below to advance your career goals.

High achieving students in the Bachelor of Arts may have the opportunity to transition into one of our Masters degrees in the third year of study. Further details are available on the  Bachelor's / Master's program page.

Discover where a Bachelor of Arts can take you

With an Arts degree at Monash you will develop practical skills and a global mindset, opening up your world to endless career opportunities.

Watch this interactive video.

Want to graduate with career experience?

Our Bachelor of Arts has Professional Futures units built into the degree, so you will develop and practice the skills that employers value and seek. Graduate with the knowledge and experience to get the career you want.

Sam Loni is on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of Social Entrepreneurs. Hear his inspirational story. “My Monash Arts degree equipped me with the fundamental knowledge of international relations, political science, economics, and psychology, the combination of which has been critical for my success".

Career path with Monash Arts

Bachelor of Arts graduates gain universal skills that are welcome in a wide range of fields:

  • Sustainability
  • Foreign affairs
  • Gallery curating
  • Prepare for the future with a Bachelor of Arts

    With an Arts degree at Monash you will develop practical skills and a global mindset, acquiring the skills to change the world. Follow James and Stevie as they discover a few of the endless opportunities an Arts degree can offer.

    Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

    GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

    Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

    Take advantage of the most extensive bachelor’s/master’s program offering in Australia. Monash Arts offers you the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree in just four years – instead of five.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

    You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor/Masters degrees

    High achieving students can progress into the Master-level units at the completion of 96 credit points (end of 2nd year full time).