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Creative Industries study options

Communication and public relations

Similar to marketing, public relations or PR is about working with customers and stakeholders to build and maintain an organisation’s brand and reputation. Unlike marketing, this area is not directly focused on revenue and selling a particular product.

Career examples

  • Media officer
  • PR consultant
  • Political advisor
  • Community liaison officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Creative and performing arts

Performing arts form an essential part of the way in which we understand ourselves and the world we live in. Whether your study focuses on screenwriting or drama, you will learn the value of thinking through making. The study of performing arts explores the role of the body in creative expression and what it means to think in a different way.

Career examples

  • Actor
  • Casting director
  • Creative director
  • Screenwriter

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  7. Bachelor of Music
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Bachelor of Music (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  9. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Design

Design is essentially art with a purpose. It involves learning how to create visual and textual content which can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words or graphic forms. Designers usually work within an organisation or in a creative agency designing and developing brands and the architecture surrounding brands, as well as promotional material like websites, brochures and signage.

Career examples

  • Graphic designer
  • Creative director
  • Design manager
  • Multimedia designer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  6. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Art and Design
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Art and Design; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  8. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  9. Graduate Certificate in Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  10. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  11. Master of Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is at the forefront of economic growth both domestically and internationally. Graduates with entrepreneurial thinking and the ability to devise innovative solutions to common problems are increasingly being sought after. By focusing on entrepreneurship you will be able to think distinctively, creatively and critically in a business environment. You may see yourself developing your own ideas into successful new ventures or working within an existing business in a different way.

Career examples

  • Business owner
  • Business development officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Account manager

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Creative Industries / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Communication and Creative Industries; Combined Degree; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  5. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Illustration and animation

Illustrators and animators use drawing or digital techniques to create sequential narratives that can range from simplistic comics to an animated movie blockbuster. We often use visual language to communicate complex ideas and information and, with ever-evolving digital technology being used alongside traditional techniques, this is an exciting and fast-moving area to work in. As organisations are increasingly trying to get cut-through and produce something that stands out from competitors there is a growing need for artists who can produce innovative, eye-catching visual content.

Career examples

  • Animator
  • Cartoonist
  • Illustrator
  • Special effects technician

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Music
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea:
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Art and Design
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  7. Graduate Certificate in Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  8. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  9. Master of Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Information technology

Information Technology (IT) is increasingly being used to support the creative process. In your degree you will learn how the use of apps, digital entertainment and virtualisation is skyrocketing and requires professionals with creative flair and training in IT to bring them to life. This unique combination of abilities is highly attractive to employers across a wide range of industries and starting salaries reflect this demand.

Career examples

  • Web developer
  • Games developer
  • Web and multimedia producer
  • Futurist

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  7. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Interaction design and UX

The Interaction and UX Design Major has been designed for students who wish to learn about and/or follow a career path in the areas of Interaction Design, User Experience, or Game Art & Design. Transferable skills in this major can inform careers in game design, pre-visualisation, animation design or service design, or can be applied experimentally in the creation of digital interactive artwork. This major emphasises broad creative skills such as storytelling and visual narrative in conjunction with an emphasis on visualisation and human-centred design.

Career examples

  • User experience designer
  • Web designer
  • User interface designer
  • Information architect
  • Concept artist
  • 3D visualiser
  • Modeler
  • Interaction designer
  • Usability specialist
  • Games UX designer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Art and Design
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Media production

In Media production you will learn how to create professional media content. This could be in a more conventional media space such as photomedia and traditional media like video, television and radio; or in the virtual space with websites and associated online multimedia. Digital and online media jobs have become more prevalent in recent years as internet and web-based media production work has increased.

Career examples

  • Audiovisual technician
  • Media production editor
  • Web developer
  • Digital producer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Art and Design
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  5. Graduate Certificate in Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  7. Master of Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Music

Music professionals write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions. Not only will you learn strong technical skills, but you will study how to fuse entrepreneurial and creative applications of music technologies. This area is broad and varied and you can study areas such as performance (instrumental or voice), composition, creative production, song writing or teaching.

Career examples

  • Conductor
  • Musician
  • Music producer
  • Vocal coach

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Music
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Music (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  4. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Graduate Certificate in Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  7. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  8. Master of Digital Media
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

News and digital media

As a News and Digital Media student at the University of Newcastle, you will learn to plan, develop, write, record and edit stories across a variety of media platforms. The News and Digital Media major provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge that is relevant to the contemporary journalism landscape.

This major will prepare you to work in journalism whether you want to work for news organisations, new online media outlets, as freelancers, in other media businesses or as embedded creatives in other industries. You will learn to produce media for video, audio, mobile, print and online platforms.

Career examples

  • Media officers
  • Publishers
  • Editors
  • Speechwriters for government officials, politicians and executives
  • Corporate communicators

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Visual arts

Visual arts are creations we can look at and usually involve ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia and sculpture. In visual arts you will learn to experiment with materials, technologies and contexts, studying how professional visual artists use their creative skills and entrepreneurial flair to innovate and create with purpose.

Career examples

  • Artist-in-residence
  • Art dealer
  • Photographer
  • Set designer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  4. Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Art and Design; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Writing and publishing

This study area involves the creation and distribution of literature and information. You can learn about creative and professional writing such as journalism, fiction, creative non-fiction, feature writing and poetry. Professionals in this area have a strong understanding of audiences and contexts and can carefully craft appropriate messages.

Career examples

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Speechwriter

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Communication
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  9. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  10. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Education study options

Early childhood education

An early childhood degree focuses on the study of teaching during the period from birth to five years old. As an early childhood graduate you play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of young children during these crucial early years. Degrees in this area prepare you for both teaching and non-teaching roles within educational settings and related fields. You will learn to work with diverse families and children in settings including childcare centres and preschools.

Career examples

  • Daycare educator
  • Preschool teacher
  • Outdoor education teacher
  • Early childhood liaison officer
  • Early childhood centre director

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Master of Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Primary education

Primary school education degrees focus on teaching during the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills. Primary school teaching graduates are qualified to teach children from Kindergarten to year 6. Graduates who specialise their studies in this area work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

Career examples

  • Primary teacher
  • School librarian
  • Curriculum officer
  • Home school liaison officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Master of Teaching (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Secondary education

Secondary teachers educate, nurture and empower students at a critical period of their development. Study a degree in secondary education to combine your passion for teaching with the in-depth study of your chosen areas of interest. Learn how to inspire high school students to make the most their future, and excite their passion for the subject areas you are inspired by.

Career examples

  • High school teacher
  • Special education
  • Community educator
  • Educational researcher
  • Education publication writer or editor
  • Curriculum developer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Graduate Certificate in Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  4. Master of Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  5. Master of Leadership and Management in Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Master of Special and Inclusive Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  7. Master of Teaching (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  8. Master of Teaching (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Special and inclusive education

A degree in special and inclusive education prepares teachers or allied health professionals to work with students with disabilities or additional needs. Graduates learn to work collaboratively with parents and other professionals to ensure students’ learning opportunities and outcomes are met in either inclusive or specialist learning settings. Qualified special and inclusive education professionals work in a range of immensely rewarding roles both in and out of school settings.

Career examples

  • Special education teacher
  • Home school liaison officer
  • Learning and support teacher
  • Learning and development consultant

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Master of Special and Inclusive Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Education leadership

If you love making a difference in the life of students, strive to see them get the most out of their learning experience and want to join a collaborative community of leaders, then the Master of Leadership and Management in Education is the program for you. This program will expand your leadership and management skills to guide people, education strategy and policy to improve the lives and learning of all students.

Career examples

  • School principal, deputy or assistant principal
  • Head teacher or leading teacher
  • Organisational leader
  • Educational administrator

Degrees

  1. Master of Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  2. Master of Leadership and Management in Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Humanities and Social Science study options

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans and cultural differences, in both the past and present. Within your degree you will learn the full extent and complexities of cultures. The study of anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences, the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of the anthropology major is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems.

Career examples

  • Access and equity advisor
  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Cultural tourism curator
  • Equity and diversity officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Criminology

Crime cuts across all facets of society. Students focusing their degree on this area defend, prosecute and attempt to understand the people involved in crime. Criminal lawyers deal with simple criminal cases like parking fines to more complex charges such as murder. They can either represent the accused or work for the Crown Prosecutor.

Criminologists on the other hand explore the social causes and consequences of crime, deviance, and criminal justice issues. Students specialising in this area are not trained as law professionals, but in the investigation of social responses to crime and crime prevention, including organised crime, online crime, terrorism and violence. Criminology specialists are employed all over the world and operate in interesting roles tackling inequality, sustainability and conflict.

Career examples

  • Criminal lawyer
  • Correctional services officer
  • Security or intelligence officer
  • Crime prevention adviser

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

English

English graduates are experts in English literature in the context of individual authors, genres, historical periods and themes. A major in English literature will teach you to understand literary texts in the light of their cultural and historical contexts. Graduates will learn the skills necessary to work in publishing and editing; education or in a library.

Career examples

  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Librarian

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts (major in English and Writing)
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries (major in English and Writing)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Writing and Publishing)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Primary) (major in English)

Film, media and cultural studies

Media studies students learn to analyse the role of media in society. They study the way we consume and use popular media forms such as music, film and television; as well as new media like social media and the internet. Media studies experts consider the institutions and practices that shape these cultural forms and have a deep understanding of topics like audiences and consumption; gender and sexuality; digital labour; and representation and spectatorship.

Career examples

  • Archivist
  • Media analyst
  • Media research analyst
  • Blogger

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

History

The study of history provides a window to the world, helping graduates understand and interpret the societies and cultures, the people and events of the past. Historians focus on anything from ancient societies like the Greeks and Romans; to the medieval period; right through to recent history with major world events such as the Vietnam War. Majoring in this area will prepare you to solely concentrate on history on its own or use the skills in other careers where it is relevant such as law, journalism, publishing, teaching and policy development.

Career examples

  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Exhibitions officer
  • Historian
  • Publications officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  9. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts (major in Ancient History and Classical Languages)
  2. Bachelor of Arts (major in History)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Ancient History)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Modern History)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Society and Culture, Ancient and Modern History and Studies of Religion)
  6. Bachelor of Social Science (major in History)

Human geography

Majoring in human geography will see you focus on the branch of social science that deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies and interactions with the environment. A simple example of the focus on human geography is the study of the differences in how people are more culturally tied to the natural environment in rural areas compared to those in cities. Human geography graduates learn to help resolve major urban and regional problems and ultimately have the ability to contribute to the creation of liveable communities, vibrant economies and sustainable places.

Career examples

  • Demographer
  • Development manager (international aid)
  • Transport geographer
  • Environmental geographer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  6. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  9. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Human resources

Within a human resources management major, you’ll learn about the function within an organisation that focuses on the recruitment, management, performance and training of employees. Human resources professionals have an important role to play in the success of an organisation by finding the right person for a job and then making sure the right environment exists to bring out the best in them.

The study of human resources is quite broad and professionals can specialise in various areas including recruitment; training and development; employee relations; equity and diversity; or industrial relations.

Career examples

  • Human resources officer
  • Learning and development consultant
  • Remuneration consultant
  • Recruitment officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Human services

Human services is about the study and creation of programs and initiatives that provide income, service or other support for disadvantaged people such as the poor, elderly, disabled, students, refugees and other underprivileged groups. You learn how to act as a key advocate for their rights and help lobby for change. This area may be challenging but the difference community welfare experts make is enormous.

Career examples

  • Policy analyst
  • Community development officer
  • Migrant support officer
  • Youth worker

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  4. Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Languages

Proficiency in other languages enriches personal growth and gives you a deeper appreciation of cultural differences. Those who have studied a second language are attractive for a range of jobs, especially those involving travel; overseas postings and teaching; along with opportunities in sectors that have foreign-language clients, markets and stakeholders. Your major or diploma in languages can focus on one or more modern languages; sign language; or classical languages like Ancient Greek or Latin.

Career examples

  • Translator
  • Tour guide
  • Overseas English teacher
  • Immigration officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Diploma in Languages
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts (major in Ancient History and Classical Languages)
  2. Bachelor of Arts (minor in Chinese)
  3. Bachelor of Arts (major in French Studies)
  4. Bachelor of Arts (major in German)
  5. Bachelor of Arts (major in Japanese Studies)
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Chinese)
  7. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in French)
  8. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in German)
  9. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Japanese)
  10. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Teaching English as a second language)
  11. Diploma in Languages (either by itself or alongside another degree)

Leisure, tourism and management

A major in Tourism will give you insight into an industry thriving both within Australia and internationally. In 2015-16 the Australian Tourism Industry was worth $53 billion, contributing more to the economy than Agriculture. Nearly 5% of jobs in Australia are in the tourism industry. Studying tourism will give graduates important skills and knowledge but also an appreciation of the importance of sustainable tourism development for long-term economic, environmental and socio cultural viability.

Career examples

  • Events manager
  • Festival coordinator
  • Tourism manager
  • Community project officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Linguistics

Linguistics is concerned with the scientific study of language. Linguistics students learn about the range of critically important functions that language performs in practically all aspects of our lives: as a human communication system, as a repository of knowledge and culture, as a constructor of social and ethnic identity, as the most powerful mechanism of acquiring and exchanging new knowledge, that is, of teaching and learning.

Linguists examine the structure, the acquisition and the functions of language, and describe the variety of world languages. They also analyse the role of language in society and communication between people and cultures. In today’s globalised world, growing attention is devoted to the teaching and learning of second/foreign languages, particularly English as a second language.

    Career examples

    • Cryptographer
    • Linguistic analyst
    • Foreign affairs and trade officer
    • Academic

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    7. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    8. Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Health and Medical Services
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Politics

    Are you interested in studying the political decisions of our local, state and national representatives? Are you curious about foreign policy? Perhaps you can see yourself negotiating international agreements or providing assistance to Australians overseas? Studying politics is an excellent way to gain an understanding of important questions about public office.

    Career examples

    • Business
    • Community and welfare services
    • Education and research
    • Foreign affairs and trade
    • Local, state and federal government policy and administration
    • Media
    • Political parties, interest groups and associations

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Business
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Business and Law
      School: Newcastle Business School
      StudyArea: Accounting and Finance; Business and Entrepreneurship; Business, Communication and Marketing
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
      FacultyDivision: Other
      School:
      StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Psychology studies

    Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, the human brain and its effect on the way we act and why. In this field you’ll learn about human behaviour, and the skills and strategies to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Career opportunities are broad and varied and understanding human behaviour is a definite advantage in any industry.

    Career examples

    • Clinical psychologist
    • Counsellor
    • Mental health clinician
    • Welfare officer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours

    Social work

    In a social work degree, you will learn about supporting and resolving personal and social relationship issues between individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. Social workers maintain a dual focus on both assisting with wellbeing as well as identifying external issues that may impact this wellbeing. There is a strong demand for qualified social workers and job opportunities are broad and incredibly rewarding.

    Career examples

    • Case manager
    • Child protection officer
    • Community development worker
    • Social worker

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Social science

    Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Learn how to craft strategies and solutions to various social challenges, understand different cultures and areas of sensitivity, and develop ethical awareness while learning about the constructs that make the world go round. With 11 diverse areas of study, you are able to pursue what interests you by specialising in your chosen field.

    Career examples

    • Social researcher
    • Case manager/worker
    • Health promotion officer
    • Foreign affairs and trade officer

    Degrees

    1. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    2. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate

    Sociology

    A sociology major focuses on the study of human society and social relationships, particularly in areas concerning ethnicity and gender, employment and leisure, recreation and tourism, population health, lifestyle and well-being. Students learn to use quantitative and qualitative methods to research social data and often work in government departments. These graduates design and implement surveys, conduct interviews, analyse data, compile and evaluate information, and present the results in a report format.

    Career examples

    • Social researcher
    • Policy analyst
    • Advisory officers
    • Market research officer

    Degrees

    1. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    2. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate

    Speech pathology

    Speech pathology degrees train graduates to be responsible health professionals, skilled in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. Students learn about identifying and treating conditions such as delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering. They learn to work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, plus a range of other problems that can impact speech. Studying speech pathology can lead to work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation units and private practice.

    Career examples

    • Audiologist
    • Disability services officer
    • Speech pathologist
    • Voice or vocal coach

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

    Studies of religion

    Studies of religion covers the history, literature, philosophy, beliefs and practices of the world’s belief systems. Your degree will focus on all main religions from antiquity to the present day. Graduates minoring in Studies of Religion can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. Careers range in industries such as cultural heritage, government, journalism, law and politics.

    Career examples

    • Access and equity advisor
    • Community development worker
    • Cultural heritage officer
    • Religious education coordinator
    • Technical writer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Education
      StudyArea: Education
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Education
      StudyArea: Education
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    6. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Urban and regional development

    This area is about studying development at a local, national and international level. Your learning focuses on making economic and social transformations in our communities. You could focus on infrastructure, services and planning or social issues like gentrification and urban sprawl.

    Career examples

    • Cultural development officer
    • Town planner/urban designer
    • Transport geographer
    • Demographer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    7. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    8. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate

    Writing and publishing

    This study area involves the creation and distribution of literature and information. You can learn about creative and professional writing such as journalism, fiction, creative non-fiction, feature writing and poetry. Professionals in this area have a strong understanding of audiences and contexts and can carefully craft appropriate messages.

    Career examples

    • Copywriter
    • Editor
    • Journalist
    • Speechwriter

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    7. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    8. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    9. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    10. Master of Creative Industries
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate