Education and Arts
The National School of Arts welcomed its first cohort of students into the Scholars Program in 2016. The Program is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Creative Arts and the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies degrees. Within the Bachelor of Arts, students must be undertaking a major sequence in Digital Journalism, Drama, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Digital Media, Music, Politics, Sociology or Visual Arts.
The Scholars Program has been created for high-achieving students, and rewards academic excellence with the opportunity to participate in a lively research culture while studying at the undergraduate level. Students who complete the Scholars Program benefit from an enriching learning experience that can inspire and inform their career trajectories upon graduation. The Scholars Program also provides a clearly defined pathway into higher degree by research study at ACU for those who meet the entry requirements.
Entry to the program is by invitation. Following completion of their first year of study, the top 25 to 35 students of that year from the National School of Arts (with a minimum GPA of 5.5) are invited to participate in the Program, which commences the following year.
The Program consists of two units - HUMA251 Scholars 1: Shaping Humanity: Ideas, Power and Scholarship and HUMA328 Scholars 2: Independent Research Project - which give students an opportunity to work with our top researchers in a collaborative seminar-style environment.
The Scholars Program offers students a window into academic life and an understanding of what it means to be a professional research academic.