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Y69 Bachelor of Arts

This course enables you to pursue your passion and career goals simultaneously with a choice of majors spanning traditional and contemporary arts and humanities disciplines. You will have a unique opportunity to design a focused or cross-disciplinary course according to your personal interests, in areas that cover historical, critical, political, theoretical and creative practices that underpin our global cultures and industries. This multi-skilled approach is essential in contextualising and applying knowledge and experience in a broad range of employment fields. 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 course.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.


Admission to the Contemporary Fashion and Textiles major, the Visual Arts major and the Visual Arts Immersion major is based on a folio and interview.


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


Native speakers of Japanese who have completed their compulsory education in Japan and/or in a Japanese educational institution overseas (i.e., six years at primary and three years at junior high school) are not eligible to enrol in a Japanese Major or Minor.

This course is available on Mt Lawley, and Joondalup Campuses.
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 enrolling in one of the following Majors:
Contemporary Fashion and Textiles
French (Introductory or Post-ATAR)
Japanese (Introductory or Post-ATAR)
Politics and International Relations
Visual Arts
Visual Arts Immersion *
This 360 credit point degree consists of:

1. A core program consisting of 60 credit points (four units), including a final semester capstone unit);
2. A Major  program consisting of 120 credit points (eight units) in the areas listed above.


The remaining units in this degree (180 credits) follow EITHER Pattern 1 OR Pattern 2:


3. Pattern 1 consists of:
o A second Major  programme in the School of Communications and Arts of 120 credit points (eight units)
o A supplementary programme in the School of Communications and Arts and/or the wider University of 60 credit points (four units, comprising either a Minor or four electives)

4. Pattern 2 consists of:
o A Second Minor programme in the School of Communications and Arts of 60 credit points (four units) AND
o A supplementary programme in the School of Communications and Arts or the wider University of 120 credit points (eight units, comprising either another major, OR a minor and electives, OR eight electives)


* PLEASE NOTE: In the Bachelor of Arts (Y69), the Visual Arts Immersion major is an expanded programme comprising sixteen units. Students who undertake this 240 credit point Visual Arts Immersion major are not required to undertake the second specialisation programme or the supplementary programs as listed above. Instead, they will achieve 360 credit points by completing the four core units (including the capstone unit), the 240 credit point Visual Arts Immersion major, and 60 credit points (four units) consisting of EITHER four electives OR another 60 credit point Minor. Note that there is also an 120 credit point Visual Arts major (MABUUA) available as a second major to other students in the School.
Whatever pattern students choose:

  • 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.
HMN3010 What's So Funny? 15
HMN3020 Tragedy, Tears and Sorrow 15
HMN3030 Gothic Revivals 15
HMN3042 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
MABUUFVisual Arts Immersion Major
MABUUAVisual 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
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: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013