Bachelor of Arts
Federation University Australia - Online

Course outline

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

Additional majors and minors include:

•Criminal Justice
•Community Work
•Education
•Visual Arts (Arts Academy – Ballarat and Gippsland)
•Marketing
•Entrepreneurship
•Web Project Development
•Behavioural Studies
•Visual Culture (minor only)

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.
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Note

We encourage you to view our recent webinar to find out more about the course. Click link

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.

Majors

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

Additional majors and minors include:
• Behavioural Studies
• Criminal Justice
• Community Work
• Education
• Entrepreneurship
• Marketing
• Visual Arts (Arts Academy – Ballarat and Gippsland)
• Visual Culture (minor only)
• Web Project Development

Admissions Criteria

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

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.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicant must be 16

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

• 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 or SOSE (Studies of Society and Environment).

Course Code
041124
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 4-6 years Part time