A world of possibilities awaits you in the National School of Arts and Humanities.

Tailor your degree to suit your passions. Expand your experience of arts, humanities and social sciences and use their impact to shape change. Be empowered with specialist learning and employer-valued skills.

ACU's National School of Arts and Humanities will prepare you with career-ready expertise and essential skills for lifelong learning. Globally recognised for teaching excellence, research and practice, our academics will guide you through a learning experience that is flexible, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary with an emphasis on critical thinking.

Broaden your career horizons with unique industry experiences, rewarding internships and enriching overseas study opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts

Inquire, connect, create

In a rapidly changing world, a Bachelor of Arts from ACU will provide you with the ultimate skillset to meet the challenges of a competitive employment landscape. You will build a unique set of interdisciplinary skills with our three distinctive ways of learning:

  • Inquire. By developing foundational skills in research and critical thought, you will learn how to navigate controversy, evaluate, analyse and question what you see, and how to engage critically and productively with the wider world.
  • Connect. By exploring diversity in an ever-changing society, you will learn how to develop a sense of collective identity through the lens of other people's experiences of gender, sexuality, place, culture, literacy, ethnicity and social class.
  • Create. By connecting with your creativity, you will delve into the world of storytelling, human meaning-making and place-making to enhance your capacity for collaboration and innovation in areas such as graphic narratives, performance and writing.

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Amplify your future

Expand your knowledge and develop career-ready skills with an arts and humanities degree. Be inspired by our range of disciplines from visual arts and music to archaeology, history, human rights, geography and mathematics.

Creative arts - make your mark

Immerse yourself in creative practice and embrace your unique talents in a multidisciplinary arts degree. As you follow your passions, you will receive a world-class education and develop highly transferable skills that are at the heart of the new economy: creative thinking, problem-solving, communication and critical analysis.

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Global studies and international development - create a world of difference

Expand your knowledge of the world and deepen your understanding of global issues with a future-focused degree. Delve into contemporary challenges including global perspectives, social justice, environmental sustainability, human rights, international relations and more. Our courses include a study abroad internship, enabling you to see the world with new eyes.

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Humanities and social sciences - where inspiration meets aspiration

Engage with real-world issues and gain an extensive understanding of human rights and social justice enriched by perspectives from history, law, philosophy and the humanities. Or explore the great works of art, culture and thought in the Western tradition. Learn how to draw upon insights, theories, approaches, and develop your capacity for collaboration and innovation to effect meaningful change in society.

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Youth Work - empower young people

Make a difference in the lives of young people and help them establish a voice and sense of place in their communities. This inclusive program will provide you with both theoretical insights and practical skills, including 500 hours of work placements, to become an effective and empathetic youth worker.

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