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What will I learn?

Learn to think creatively, analyse effectively and use the critical thinking skills necessary to work in today’s modern society. Work nationally or internationally with our arts degree designed to equip you to be a digital disrupter – use analytical and creative thinking to stand out from the crowd.

Be taught by world-class lecturers and experience small, friendly classes and personalised support. Practical work placements ensure you are work-ready when you graduate. Depending on your chosen major, you may also have the opportunity to experience an overseas placement.

Indigenous Studies

Expand your understanding of the complex interface between Indigenous and Western knowledge, perspectives and practices in Australia today. Explore Indigenous knowledge and traditions, colonial disruptions, and Indigenous re-assertion in the current era, from the local to the global.

Some subjects include field trips and one includes an optional international trip to an Indigenous community. Graduates are prepared to engage thoughtfully with Indigenous Australians and Indigenous issues in professional and community spaces.

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

IA1011:03 Indigenous Australians

IA1012:03 Indigenous People of North Queensland

Level 2

IA2022:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as Colonial Subjects

IA2023:03 Indigenous Continuity: Agency, Adaptation and Resistance

IA2030:03 Comparative Indigenous Studies

Level 3

IA3024:03 Indigenous Narratives in the Contemporary Era

IA3025:03 Navigating Complex Knowledge Intersections

IA3030:03 Navigating the Cultural Interface

Career Opportunities

JCU Bachelor of Arts graduates have a diverse range of skills with many career choices.

Your career options vary depending on what majors you select. You could work in areas such as arts and design, media and communications, research, conservation, or community.

As a JCU Arts graduate, you could take on roles like anthropologist, archaeologist, journalist, public relations officer, policy advisor, psychologist, criminologist, community development officer, or historian.

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

010346B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,080.00 (US$ 22,345) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,

TOWNSVILLE CITY,

Queensland,

4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,080.00 (US$ 22,345) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street,

CAIRNS CITY,

Queensland,

4870, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

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

Pathways options

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills