Bachelor of Arts

Enrich your mind, diversify your skills and safeguard your future with our new work-ready arts degree at the University of Newcastle (UON).

Why join this degree?

Studying our new Bachelor of Arts degree (online) at UON lets you forge your own path. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from 4 majors and minors.

Study a range of courses to analyse and deconstruct the world around you. Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience. You will learn about society, culture, history, media and more. If you’re hungry for knowledge, an arts degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers.


3 years
24 programs
Start dates
25 Feb 2019

What do I need to apply?

Please see UON website for details.

Eligible students will be able to study the BA online as a Commonwealth Supported student. To be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported place, a student must be either an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Knowledge: The capacity to research, analyse, and apply knowledge from disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives within the Bachelor of Arts.
  • Communication: The developed capacity to communicate effectively across written, oral, visual, and digital forms.
  • Critical thinking and research skills: The ability to identify high-quality information and critically analyse it as a user, researcher and producer, with a focus on well-reasoned argumentation.
  • Intercultural competence: The ability to engage with a range of diverse perspectives from which knowledge, beliefs, and values are developed and maintained from the local to the global, regional, and global levels.
  • Work readiness: A demonstrated capacity to engage in teamwork, initiative, problem solving, ethical decision-making, and to manage projects.

What you'll get as a degree student with FutureLearn

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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