Arts and international studies is a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary study area examining human societies and cultures through mediums like art, language, and history.
Learn how to communicate effectively, build meaningful relationships and think critically and creatively. You'll build core communication and problem-solving skills that will remain valuable in a period of global disruption and change.
Learn from the best at UniSC, which has a five-star rating for teaching*. And the best part? Our graduates in this field tend to have higher starting salaries than the Queensland average.**
*Good Universities Guide, 2022
**Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022
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An undergraduate degree is your first degree in a particular subject. This is usually a bachelor’s degree (generally three years) or a bachelor’s degree with honours (generally four years).
Why study Arts?
An arts degree is versatile and flexible, so you can study a range of subjects that interest you. Mix and match courses in literature, history, psychology, languages, and loads of other areas. It's like a choose-your-own-adventure degree!
Learn how to think critically, analyse and interpret complex information, and communicate your ideas effectively - all skills highly sought after by employers in a wide range of industries. You'll be exposed to different perspectives, cultures and ideas so you can broaden your horizons and challenge your assumptions. Plus, you'll be learning from passionate and knowledgeable lecturers who really love their subject areas.
An arts degree can be a great foundation for a wide range of careers. You can go on to work in fields like journalism, education, public policy, arts and culture, and more. Many employers value the well-rounded education an arts degree provides, so you may find yourself with unexpected job opportunities.
Meet Candice Fox
Award winning Australian crime fiction novelist who completed her BA(Hons) in 2011 and her BEd/BA in 2010 at UniSC.
Gain a career advantage with a double degree.
Add one year for an Honours Degree
This program is 'End-on honours' which means one year of study, in addition to your bachelor degree. You can apply for a one-year honours program after you have completed a Bachelor of Arts.
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Arts and International Studies at UniSC - IN THE NEWS
Researcher challenging misconceptions about Indigenous issues in school
Justine Grogan, a proud Wongaibon descendant and Associate Lecturer in Indigenous Studies in the School of Law and Society at the University of the Sunshine Coast, is completing a PhD on how Indigenous studies are delivered and developed into the national school curriculum.
Meet Katja Dedekind: Bachelor of Arts student and triple Paralymic bronze medallist
Katja Dedekind shares how she first got into swimming as recovery, and now is achieving her dreams as a Paralympian. She balances training at UniSC's sports precinct with olympic-standard pool with her study part time in a Bachelor of Arts with majors in creative writing and publishing.
Breaking barriers, crossing borders: how a scholarship has allowed two students to take on the world
Two UniSC students have been given the chance to study overseas while pursuing unique opportunities like challenging gender perceptions through toys in Malaysia and promoting sustainability in the Pacific - after being awarded scholarships through the New Colombo Plan.