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What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Arts encourages students to become informed and engaged thinkers and citizens. Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the world around you. You will join our community of learners and engage creatively and confidently with new ideas. You will build expertise in at least two areas of study, which will give you the ability to think laterally and collaboratively, and you will gain essential skills in communication, research, analysis, and problem-solving and become an expert in critical, creative, and strategic thinking. It is this combination of knowledge and skills that will make you invaluable in the workplaces of the future.

All disciplines in Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts are taught through a combination of theoretical and applied learning, with many areas of study offering work placements. You also have the option to study abroad for a trimester, undertake an international study tour, or complete an internship as part of your course, allowing you to gain a competitive edge in your chosen career path.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts, students must complete 24 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Arts disciplines, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Communication

Demonstrate highly developed skills in oral, written and electronic communication and the ability to communicate research outcomes, and produce scholarly papers.

Digital literacy

Research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate information using a range of appropriate technologies and resources in a rapidly-changing global environment.

Critical thinking

Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment in selecting and applying appropriate theories and methodologies to evaluate information and knowledge about society, culture and the arts.

Problem solving

Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative Arts, including cross-disciplinary approaches.

Self-management

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for personal actions and a continued commitment to learning in personal, professional, and scholarly contexts.

Teamwork

Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and members of the wider community.

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, cultural diversity, and social responsibility when engaging in scholarship and professional roles in the local, national or international community.

Overview

Sitting at the intersection of other communication degrees, advertising is an attractive option for those who wish to seek a professional outcome in the Bachelor of Arts. Students will work with client driven projects to enhance their communication skills. This practice and theory based series of unit’s offers students technical and communication skills in the contemporary practices of the advertising industry, introducing them to this dynamic and competitive field.

Career outcomes

You may find employment in the exciting field of advertising or related disciplines including journalism, public relations and digital media. Students can combine their advertising skills and knowledge with many associated areas of study to create their own unique pathway into the vibrant, fast paced world of contemporary communication.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

012762C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,200.00 (16,35,970) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,200.00 (16,35,970) per year
This fee refers to full time and its guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Cloud Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies

Standard minimum admission criteria for undergraduate courses

Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study – equivalent to at least two Deakin University units – at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 550 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed