Bachelor of Arts

Be a reporter covering natural disasters. Manage social policy in the public and private sector. Curate exhibits in a museum.
Location
Ballarat - Mt Helen, Gippsland - Churchill, On-line Learning, Berwick
Entry requirements
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.
Length
3 years
(360 credit points = EFTSL)
Commences
Semesters 1 & 2

Be a reporter covering natural disasters. Manage the social policy in the public and private sector. Curate exhibits in a museum.

In this degree, you’ll study a wide range of subjects across humanities, media and social sciences. But you’ll also learn the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.

The BA program includes a substantial core study of cultures and contemporary societies, with a focus on developing transferable skills for life and work. You also choose a major in one of

  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Literature
  • Media and Screen Studies
  • Sociology
  • Writing

This will allow you to explore areas of personal interest in more depth and achieve the disciplinary knowledge required for further study/development in professional areas such as information management, education and communication.

When you graduate you’re not limited to working in specialised areas. You could work across tourism marketing, curating museum collections or youth engagement programs, or in many other fields. You may go on to study education and teach your skills to others.

  • Academic tutor
  • Advertising coordinator
  • Broadcast assistant
  • Business manager
  • Chief sub-editor
  • Community service agency worker
  • Community worker
  • Critic
  • Digital production manager
  • Film and DVD marketer
  • Heritage curator
  • Image curator
  • Lecturer
  • Media planner
  • Playwright
  • Policy writer
  • Production designer
  • Small business owner
  • Account manager
  • Archivist
  • Broadcast monitor
  • Case management officer
  • Communications officer
  • Community support manager
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Film and television floor manager
  • Film curator
  • Film programmer
  • Human resources manager
  • International agency project worker
  • Marketing and communications assistant
  • Media coordinator
  • Media presenter
  • Policy advisor
  • Production manager
  • Project manager
  • Public relations officer
  • Social researcher
  • Tourism consultant
  • Associate editor
  • Broadcast operator
  • Case manager
  • Community development officer
  • Counsellor
  • Digital marketer
  • Film and DVD distributor
  • Film and television producer
  • Film educator
  • Government officer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing and sponsorship coordinator
  • Media officer
  • Museum curator
  • Policy officer
  • Production crew member
  • Professional writer
  • Project officer
  • Research officer
  • Sound collection curator
  • Writer

After further study, you may become a teacher specialising in English, History, Humanities, Japanese or SOSE (Studies of Society and Environment). 

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Please refer to the school webpage to view possible sample structures for this course.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510101 (Mt Helen), 3700710101 (Churchill), 3700810101 (On-line Learning), 3701810101 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HM5

CRICOS code: 085611C

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)


Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Media or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. 

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.


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TAFE

Completed Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications will be considered for admission.

  • Preference will be given to students whose prior studies include courses in humanities, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations.
  • Credit will be considered based on the TAFE qualification completed and its relevance to the degree.

University

Successful completion of at least one (1) Australian university-level (or equivalent) unit will be considered for admission.

  • Additional units will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences.
  • Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

Entry via FAST

This program is eligible for entry via the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program. FAST is designed to provide alternative entry to tertiary study at Federation University Australia. You may also be eligible for credit into this program, depending on your selected major/s. Please contact us for further information.

 

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Sue Yell