Bachelor of Arts

Maximum choice and flexibility with a focus on being career ready.

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Bachelor of Arts

Study humanities with maximum choice and flexibility; get career-ready with internship and leadership programs, and a big range of overseas study options.


I chose Monash Arts because I like the model, the freedom to be as broad or as specialised as you like within the one degree.

Matt Topp, Monash Arts graduate.


If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas, cultures and places in an environment where you will be inspired, supported and challenged, then Monash Arts is the place to be.

What is Monash Arts like?

Find out from our current students and alumni what it’s like to study at Monash Arts and how opportunities to study overseas, do internships and participate in leadership programs are just some of the ways you can gain valuable skills and knowledge and get career ready with us.

Ways to structure your course

In Arts, you have the freedom to create a course designed to suit your academic and career interests.

The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year full-time course. It is made up of 24 units. In summary, eight of these make up your major, four make up your minor, another four are arts electives and the remaining eight can be taken from arts or another course such as Business or Science.

Watch the video to see the ways you can structure your course.

Find out about what your options are with Monash Arts:


Double degrees

Broaden your skills and knowledge by studying two undergraduate degrees at the same time: your Arts degree and a degree from another Faculty, like Law or Science. We have one of the largest selections of double degree courses in Australia.

Arts vertical double degree

Fast-track to a higher qualification in your chosen field by doing an undergraduate degree, then a related postgraduate degree, all within a shorter time period. We offer the most extensive range of vertical double degree offerings in Australia.

Double majors

Study complementary subjects within the Bachelor of Arts or choose a second major from outside your degree, including from Business, Commerce, Science or IT. Expand your options and tailor your course to your own interests and aspirations.

Be career ready

internships-intro2By studying humanities, social sciences or performing arts, you'll gain a thorough grounding in key skills that employers look for:

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Research skills
  • Leadership

Monash Arts also ensures you are career ready with fieldwork and industry experience from guest lecturers and experts, as well as though our internship and overseas study programs, and through Monash Career Connect.

Internship Experiences  | Arts Overseas Study

Study overseas

study-overseas2Monash Arts has some of the most exciting overseas study opportunities of any university in Australia.

There are so many benefits to studying overseas, including exposure, personal growth and employability.

We have partnerships with over 100 universities worldwide, a Learning Centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia.

Whether you go for two weeks or two semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests and needs.

Course information

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Click here for fees, entry requirements and intake information for domestic and international students.

Major: 8 units (48 points) taken over 3 years. This is the area of study you choose to specialise in.

Minor: 4 units (24 points) taken from an area of study that is different to your major.

You must complete 48 credit points (8 units) of your course before you are eligible to go on exchange. Usually this means waiting until your second or third year of study to go on exchange.

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as local students.

Find out more information on how to apply as an international student

An extended major made up of 12 units (96 points) taken over three years.