Graduates today will need the resilience and competencies to communicate and compete in a rapidly changing, complex global workforce, and world.
- UK Higher Education Academy, Internationalising the Curriculum
At the National School of Arts we are committed to developing students with global perspectives and cross-cultural skills so that they can become responsible and successful global citizens.
Study abroad is an integral part of our internationalised curriculum. Every Arts student has the opportunity to study overseas during their degree. Study abroad can be for several months at one of ACU's many international partner universities, or for just a few weeks in, for example, a School-led overseas study or immersion program or the ACU International Core.
International opportunities are also available in the form of immersion experience programs and international internships - associated with specific courses of study - and opportunities to complete community engagement units or volunteer overseas.
All Arts students have the opportunity to study abroad during their degree program at one of ACU's partner universities around the world. Students can spend one semester or an entire academic year overseas and, as long as approved units are studied, gain credit towards their Arts degrees. Students remain enrolled at ACU while studying overseas and accumulate HECS debt just as they would if studying in Australia. Financial support is available from the University.
Did you know that you can study overseas in intensive mode as part of your Arts degree? The National School of Arts offers students a range of exciting and innovative two-week intensive units in Italy and the United States. Read on to find out more!
The National School of Arts typically offers three intensive units per year at the ACU Rome Campus in Italy, one in February and two in June/July. These are open to eligible Arts students from all ACU campuses.
Units in 2018:
HUMA317 History and Geography of Rome (February - applications closed for 2018)
ENGL224 Romantic Generations (June - applications closed for 2018)
HUMA252 Art, Politics and Society in Renaissance and Baroque Rome (June/July - applications closed for 2018)
Units in 2019 (subject to approval):
HUMA317 History and Geography of Rome (February, dates to be confirmed)
PERF215 Screen Studies (June/July, dates to be confirmed)
HIST216 Medieval Europe (June/July, dates to be confirmed)
An information session for HUMA317 will be held in semester 1, 2018. Details to follow.
Information sessions for PERF215 and HIS216 will be held in mid-2018. Details to follow
Visual Arts students can attend one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious international exhibitions of contemporary art, the Venice Biennale, as part of their studies. ARTS338 Venice Biennale is open to students who have achieved 20 credit points from 200-level units, ARTS112 Art in the Early 20th Century and ARTS237 Postmodern Art in the 20th Century. As the Biennale is a biannual event, ARTS338 is offered in alternate years. It will next run (subject to approval) in 2019.
An information session for ARTS338 will be held in mid-2018. Details to follow.
New York, United States
New York is a hub for American theatre performance and an important centre and setting for American writing. HUMA318 The Literature and Drama of New York City gives students the unparalleled opportunity to read literary texts, attend performances and immerse themselves in the locations that gave birth to these texts and to the theatres, galleries and museums that provided the creative impetus to these works.
The Student View
Check out the video below of Arts students who studied in Rome to find out what they had to say about their experience.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ANY OF THE ABOVE UNITS, PLEASE EMAIL NSA. Please give your name, your current year of study, the name of your course, and the unit you are interested in. We will keep you name on file and contact you when we begin the recruitment process for that unit.
Arts students can opt to study the university core unit UNCC300: Understanding Self and Society at one of ACU's partner universities in Paris, Florence, Milan, London and Beijing. The unit is also being offered at the new ACU Study Centre in Rome.
Beginning with questions of personal identity and values, in this unit students consider various questions of human existence, meaning and purpose as they arise in the contemporary world. How we answer such questions shapes all our interactions personal and professional and governs our responses to the situations we encounter.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development Studies (BIDS) undertake a four-week Immersion Experience Program in either Cambodia, Thailand or Timor Leste as part of their degree. The program gives students the opportunity to reflect on and apply the knowledge they have acquired in the classroom to real-world situations in a developing country.
Instead of attending lectures, tutorials and trying to write essays, this next month the students of International Development at the Australian Catholic University will be spread out throughout South East Asia participating in an Immersion Program. Not knowing what to expect from this course or where it will take us upon completion, we ended up finding complete passion and intrigue in everything that we have learned. Read more.
- Sara, Hayley and Kaitlin, blogging about their IEP
Global Studies students spend the second semester of their third year either at one of ACU's international partner universities or on a 10-12 week international internship. The School offers up to 20 bespoke international internships a year through its partnership with Challenges Abroad Australia, in locations such as Cambodia, Thailand and Nepal.
School of Arts students also have the opportunity to complete HUMA247 Community Engagement and the Civic Professional by participating in the two-week community engagement program 'Live, Give, Learn' in either Thailand or Cambodia.
These programs are supported by a partnership between ACU's Institute of Advanced Community Engagement (IACE) and Challenges Abroad Australia (CAA).
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