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Y69 Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts course at ECU enables you to pursue your passion and career goals simultaneously. You will have a unique opportunity to design a cross-disciplinary course according to your personal interests, perhaps in creative writing from the perspective of a deep commitment to ecological issues, or a future in political journalism, underpinned by expertise in a second language such as Japanese. The course structure enables you to combine Arts subjects with either another Major from any University discipline or a series of electives, from the sciences to business, law and psychology. We also encourage work-related placement. To help you create exactly the undergraduate experience you want for your anticipated professional life, we provide ongoing, professional support throughout your undergraduate course.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.


Contemporary Fashion and Textiles:  Students will be required to have a folio interview for the Contemporary Fashion and Textiles major.


French and Japanese:  Applicants for the language majors and minors will require WACE 3A/3B, or equivalent language skills in the relevant language.


Visual Arts:  Students will be required to have a folio interview for the Visual Arts major.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

Students specialise in the Bachelor of Arts by taking either one or two Majors from choice of:


Contemporary Fashion and Textiles


French (Introductory or Post-ATAR)


Japanese (Introductory or Post-ATAR)

Politics and International Relations

Visual Arts *


* NOTE: The Visual Arts major comprises 16 units, rather than the usual 8 units.


The degree has three main components:

  1. A Foundation program of three core units (45 credit points) and four electives (60 credit points)
  2. A capstone core unit in the final semester of study (15 credit points)
  3. A Major program consisting of eight units in a specialised area (listed above)
  4. A supplementary program consisting of eight units comprising:
    • a second Major from the Bachelor of Arts or from elsewhere within the School of Communications and Arts


    • a Minor study (four units) from within the School of Communications and Arts, plus four electives chosen from anywhere in the University, relevant to the student's needs;
    • an elective program of eight units chosen from anywhere in the University, relevant to the student's needs.
  5. Students who undertake the 16 unit Visual Arts major are not required to undertake the supplementary program of 8 units. They will achieve 360 credit points by completing the 3 core units, 1 capstone unit, 4 foundation electives and the 240 credit point Visual Arts major.


Whatever pattern students choose:

  • normally no more than ten of the units studied should be at first year level;
  • at least four units must be at third year level;
  • it is recommended that students select units from their chosen major(s) in the first and second semesters of enrolment.


Complete the following two School based core units (30 credit points):
CCA1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
CCA3111 Preparation for Professional Life (capstone unit to be completed in final semester) 15
Plus complete the following two Course based core units (30 credit points):
HMN1101 Home and Away: Introducing the Humanities 15
HMN1102 What is Knowledge? 15
Students must complete at least one Major program of 120 credit points (eight units) within the School of Communications and Arts. The remaining 120 credit points may come from another major within the School, or from a combination of minor and elective units.
Students who elect to take any of the units below will attend seminars in the first half of semester, focus on theoretical and thematic ideas (the curriculum), learning to process theoretical articles through précis- and essay-writing. Students then will devise a negotiated project, to be completed independently in the second half of the semester, marked by the appropriate academics. Flexible assessment for learning means that students might work within across disciplines, that is, either with a traditional discipline-based project, across disciplines, or even in collaboration with other students in a single discipline or transdisciplinally.
TRN3010 What's So Funny? 15
TRN3020 Tragedy, Tears and Sorrow 15
TRN3030 Gothic Revivals 15
TRN3042 Theory, Taste and Trash 15


MABUTVContemporary Fashion and Textiles Major
MABUTZEnglish Major
MAAAEKFrench Major
MAAAEMFrench Major
MABUSUHistory Major
MAAADCJapanese Major
MAAADDJapanese Major
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MABUTRVisual Arts Major
MAAAEVWriting Major

Bachelor of Arts Minors

MIAAHKChildren's Literature Minor
MIAAGKChinese Minor
MIAAHCContemporary Fashion and Textiles Minor
MIAAHREditing and Publishing Minor
MIAAHFEnglish Minor
MIAAHAEnvironmental Studies Minor
MIAAHGFrench (Introductory) Minor
MIAAHHFrench (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAHNHistory Minor
MIAAHMIndigenous Studies Minor
MIAAHIJapanese (Introductory) Minor
MIAAHJJapanese (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAHLMuseum Studies Minor
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
MIAAHQProfessional Writing Minor
MIAAHEVisual Arts Minor
MIAAHPWriting Minor
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012