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Bachelor of Arts
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

With a Griffith arts degree, you’ll learn to think critically and creatively, innovate, communicate for influence and harness the power of your ideas. With more than 15 majors and hundreds of electives to choose from, you’ll have the power to create your own unique skill set and prepare for your dream career. Equipped with in-depth knowledge about society and culture, you’ll gain the insight and skills to find and put into practice creative solutions to current and future challenges. In your final year, you will collaborate with your fellow arts students and explore solutions to a contemporary problem. As a student of this degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internship, work-based learning project and study abroad, ensuring that you enter the workforce with the experience, knowledge and skills to set you on the path for a vibrant career. You’ll graduate with transferrable, broad-based skills in communication, analysis and synthesis of information, research and policy making. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Arts at GU.


Griffith offers a number of admission pathways to your preferred degree. If you don’t meet the minimum ATAR/selection rank for this degree, you will automatically be considered for a place in the Diploma of Arts/Bachelor of Arts. This means you may receive an offer into the Bachelor of Arts which is conditional on successful completion of the Diploma of Arts at Griffith University. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Arts you will be transferred into the second year of the Bachelor of Arts program. Visit the Griffith University website for more information.


Creative writing; criminal justice; drama; history; Indigenous studies; Islam-West relations; journalism; language, culture and society; languages (Chinese, French*, German*, Indonesian*, Italian, Japanese, Korean*, Modern Greek#, Spanish); literary studies; popular culture and screen studies; psychology; security and international studies; social justice; sociology; strategic communications. *Via cross-institutional study with The University of Queensland. #Online via cross-institutional study with Flinders University, South Australia.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith University for D Arts/B Arts. Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Arts and Communication/B Arts.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Career opportunities

You may find employment within marketing and media, politics and government, education and training, advertising, private enterprise and community development.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

5 Oct 2023
15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$13000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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