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Bachelor of Arts

This online Bachelor of Arts course, offered by Macquarie University, gives you the opportunity to study units from a wide range of humanities disciplines.


This degree will develop your research, analytical, critical thinking and writing skills, as well as provide you with specific knowledge in individual subject areas.


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Aboriginal Cultures Course unit

Gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s Indigenous community with this online Aboriginal Cultures unit from the University of South Australia.


While the unit is aimed at arts and humanities students, it is also beneficial to those working in the community services sector.


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Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development)

This online Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) course by Murdoch University will teach you about international community development and social policy.


The comprehensive program will give you extensive knowledge and training in community and international aid and development. You will be equipped with the skills to problem-solve a range of community challenges both here and abroad.


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Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

The online Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) course offered by Murdoch University is great for those interested in improving the conditions of a range of community groups.



This degree aims to develop your skills and abilities in communication, critical thinking, ethics and social justice, as well as developing more specific knowledge related to community development. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) program will be suitable candidates for a wide range of careers in community services and welfare groups, government departments, and not-for-profit organisations.


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Bachelor of Arts (Sustainable Development)

The Bachelor of Arts (Sustainable Development) course, offered online by Murdoch University, educates students in sustainable approaches to growth and development.


Upon completion of this bachelor of arts degree, you will have the knowledge and training to progress to a successful career in the State and Commonwealth public sectors; local councils and non-government organisations (NGOs); research institutes; national and international aid organisations; as well as in industry, tourism, media, education and resource sectors of the economy.


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Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies)

The online Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies) online course by the University of South Australia teaches you about Aboriginal cultures and societies within Australia.


As a graduate, your career options include community development, working in the environmental sector and cultural studies. Your employment opportunities can be further strengthened by choosing electives in subject areas such as information technology, business, financial planning and communications.


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Bachelor of Arts

The online Bachelor of Arts course by Griffith University allows you to tailor your education to suit your individual needs and interests.



Studying this course gives you the knowledge to develop advanced skills in reading, analysis, interpretation and debate – skills that are essential for any career in the media, education and training, public administration or business sectors. With a Bachelor of Arts degree you will gain a diverse range of skills and experiences that can be utilised in any number of career paths.


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Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics

Studying this online arts course in literary classics with Griffith University will give you the training to critically analyse literary works and appreciate their authors.


Upon completion of this comprehensive program, you will be equipped with the skills to understand and evaluate complex ethical questions and situations – essential for careers in teaching or librarian work.


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Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice Course unit

Improve your academic skills with this online Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice unit from Swinburne University.


The unit introduces new students to the standards of university assignments and assessments, and is designed to prepare you for future undergraduate studies.


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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

The online Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) offered by Curtin University through OUA will provide aspiring artists with the technical skills and theory required to become professional art practitioners.



With this fine art degree you will gain knowledge in art history and develop a critical eye and creative aesthetic, as well as develop practical skills through completed art projects.


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Approaches to English Literature Course unit

Learn how to critically analyse texts at a university level with this online Approaches to English Literature unit from Macquarie University.


The unit equips students with the tools and techniques needed for further studies in English literature or any text-based discipline.


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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)

The online Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) online course by Curtin University will give you a strong understanding of the history of art and visual culture and its place in society.



Upon completion of this degree, you will have the skills and education to find employment in a wide range of fields. Graduates will have the knowledge and training to become a professional art practitioner, art curator, exhibition coordinator or art administrator in both public and private organisations.


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Tertiary Learning Strategies Course unit

Improve your academic ability with this online Tertiary Learning Strategies unit from University of South Australia.


The unit is a smart way to brush up on your academic writing and research skills, and improve your performance at university.


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Sustainability, Ecology and Communities Course unit

Sustainability, Ecology and Communities covers the practices, policies and theories behind sustainable development, and is provided online by Murdoch University.


Learn about the global importance of sustainable development and how to plan and implement sustainable local projects.


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AbNormal Bodies Course unit

This online unit from Macquarie University offers an exploration of bodies and how they relate to identity.


From tattooing to mutilation, ritual practice and pleasurable augmentation, examine the ever-changing ways in which the body is conceptualised and experienced across cultures.


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Aboriginal People, History and Colonialism Course unit

Aboriginal People, History and Colonialism is an online unit delivered by the University of South Australia that explores the Aboriginal experience between settlement and through to the 1880s.


The unit attempts to trace the colonisation of Aboriginal Australians and the social ramifications of this process.


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Academic and Professional Communications Course unit

Improve academic skills that are crucial to the field of arts and humanities with this Academic and Professional Communications unit from Curtin University.


The unit will develop your ability to research effectively, critically analyse information and ensures you form sound academic habits.


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Academic Learning Skills Course unit

This online Academic Learning Skills unit, offered through Murdoch University, is designed to provide a solid foundation of practical learning skills that help ease Bachelor of Arts students through the transition to tertiary education.


This online unit is tailor-made for anyone who may not have studied for many years, or who may simply need some insight into how university study and life works.


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Advising the Prince Course unit

Offered online by Griffith University, this unit takes Machiavelli’s classic political text The Prince and gives students the tools to apply its teachings and philosophies to the modern discourse.


The unit addresses political ethics and deceit, terrorism and war, as well as colonialisation.


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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age Course unit

Learn more about the historical conquests and rule of Alexander the Great with this online unit from Macquarie University.


The unit begins with Alexander’s invasion of the Persian Empire and guides you through to the cultural influences and emergence of the Roman Empire.


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About Arts

‘Culture’ is a broad concept that encapsulates the arts and other expressions of human intellectual endeavour. And there’s no better way to learn about and acquire culture, than by studying an arts course.

Studying arts is not confined to learning about paintings and sculptures, as the arts cover so much more. They include fine arts but also encompass studies in the humanities such as languages, literature, communications, history, philosophy and the performing arts.

An arts degree offers an ideal foundation for a range of career options and outcomes. You will cover a broad educational base, choosing a major area of study as you continue your degree. These majors can include art history, English, international studies, history, political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology.

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Looking for Arts opportunities in Australia?

There are currently 1,516 Arts job openings in Australia*. The average salary for an Arts job in Australia is $77,374.

The Australian Government Department of Employment estimates a projected employment growth to 2018 of 15,600 jobs for the Arts industry in Australia.

Gaining an Arts qualification will significantly increase your career prospects for Arts jobs in Australia. Studying an online course with an accredited Australian provider gives you the flexibility you need to study at your own pace.

Education in Australia

  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a bachelor's degree or higher qualification: 29%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a cert III or higher VET qualification: 31%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia without a post-school qualification: 36%

Employment in the Arts industry in Australia

Australia has a population of 23,625,031, with a total of 11,645,500 people currently employed. The average job seeker age for Australia is 37 years and the current unemployment rate sits at 5.7%. Part-time workers make up 46% of the workforce in Australia.

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