Enrich your mind, diversify your skills and safeguard your future with our new work-ready arts degree at the University of Newcastle (UON).
Studying our new Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at UON lets you forge your own path. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from 18 majors, 23 minors and 100s of courses leading to diverse careers.
Analyse and deconstruct the world around you - explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience through society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. If you're hungry for knowledge and enlightenment, this degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers.
Why study with us?
- Safeguard your future with flexible and in-demand employability skills identified as critical for lasting success across a range of careers.
- Great career outcomes: Our new BA degree is designed to produce work-ready graduates. 85% of BA graduates are employed within four months.
- Flexible study options: Choose from a range of majors/minors and four optional learning streams. A suite of majors, minors and courses are available online and via flexible delivery.
- Benefit from online peer2peer learning support and enjoy learning circles mentored by an academic leader, with access to our new innovation lab.
- World's top 2% - Our Bachelor of Arts degree is built on world-leading research ensuring you are exposed to new ideas and fresh ways of thinking
What will you study?
Your core courses include practice-based projects and optional internships that further develop skills across digital literacy, problem-solving, innovative thinking and work-readiness.
In addition to choosing majors, minors and structured program pathways, you can focus your studies through optional learning pathways:
- Entrepreneurial stream - work readiness and specified WIL courses
- Online stream - online and part-time study
- Global stream - languages acquisition, global and cultural awareness, international mobility, ie. student exchange
- Innovator stream - digital learning and topics of inquiry
As a Bachelor of Arts student, you will enjoy flexible pathways, develop in-demand skills1 and gain broad career outcomes.
Employment options for BA graduates are many and varied, with employability strengthened further by your chosen areas of specialisation. In fact, over 85% of recent Humanities graduates in Australia work full-time, casual or part-time. Specific Arts study areas also enjoyed similar employment outcomes: Languages and Psychology (84%), Visual/Performing Arts (82%), and Social Sciences (81%)2. Additionally, there are also a range of opportunities for graduates to complete further study or research.