Bachelor of Arts

2020 Deakin University Handbook

Year

2020 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Arts
Course Map

This course map is for new students commencing from Trimester 1 2020.

Course maps for commencement in previous years are available on the Course Maps webpage or please contact a Student Adviser.

Campus
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code012762C
Deakin course codeA300
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Study a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin and open the door to a world of opportunity. You can tailor your degree to complement your interests and set yourself up to be flexible across the jobs of the future. 

Are you ready to design your future? 

Choose two or more areas of study from over 35 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, communication and creative arts to build your future-focused degree.

You will develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to real-world issues. This course equips you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis and problem-solving, making you highly employable within a range of industries.

Learn from teaching staff that are active in their fields, and recognised as leading practitioners. You’ll learn in customised facilities, gaining hands-on experience relevant to your chosen disciplines.

Benefit from the many work placements we offer and you’ll graduate ready to take your studies beyond the classroom and into the real world. Advance your job-readiness and gain a competitive edge by studying abroad for a trimester, undertaking an international study tour, or completing an internship as part of your course.

Professional recognition

Depending on your specialisation, certain majors are accredited by relevant bodies.

If you choose public relations, you’ll study subjects accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Our design-related units are also recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts builds valuable and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within many industries. The range of disciplines on offer also lets you follow your passion and develop the specialist skills to pursue the career you want.

You’ll be able to take your degree into a range of careers, including:

  • administration
  • advertising
  • administration
  • business
  • communication
  • community services
  • criminal justice
  • ethnic affairs
  • finance
  • Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector
  • government
  • human rights
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • media
  • multimedia
  • not-for-profits
  • performing and visual arts
  • personnel and industrial relations
  • photography
  • policing
  • policy development
  • politics
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • research
  • social work
  • tourism.

For more information go to DeakinTALENT

Participation requirements

Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

Pathways

Upon completing your Bachelor of Arts, you are eligible for entry into a range of specialist Masters degrees which will provide opportunities for you to become a highly-skilled professional, capable of rapid career development. Students with a Bachelor of Arts may be eligible for credit in these degrees, giving you a headstart and allowing you to build on your undergraduate degree in areas such as: 

The Humanities and Social Sciences - with Masters offered in Cultural Heritage, Development and Humanitarian Action, Humanitarian Assistance, International and Community Development, International Relations and Politics and Policy

Communication and Creative Arts - with Masters offered in Communication, Creative Arts, and Writing and Literature

Education - the Bachelor of Arts articulates into a postgraduate preservice teaching qualification through the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching and the Master of Teaching, which has options for teaching in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, also provides dual qualifications for Primary and Early Childhood or Primary and Secondary teaching.

Further Education pathway options include Masters in Education, Education (Leadership and Management), Languages Teaching, Professional Practice (Digital Learning),  Specialist Inclusive Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Research pathways - A Bachelor of Arts may also lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), or even a Higher Degree by Research.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Arts disciplines, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Communication

Demonstrate highly developed skills in oral, written and electronic communication and the ability to communicate research outcomes, and produce scholarly papers. 

Digital literacy

Research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate information using a range of appropriate technologies and resources in a rapidly-changing global environment. 

Critical thinking

Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment in selecting and applying appropriate theories and methodologies to evaluate information and knowledge about society, culture and the arts. 

Problem solving

Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative Arts, including cross-disciplinary approaches. 

Self-management

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for personal actions and a continued commitment to learning in personal, professional, and scholarly contexts. 

Teamwork

Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and members of the wider community. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, cultural diversity, and social responsibility when engaging in scholarship and professional roles in the local, national or international community. 

Approved by Faculty Board

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Arts, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

The 24 credit points must include:

OR

AND
  • Remaining credit points may be used to undertake additional major or minor sequences, or to take electives.

Students must also ensure that they have met the following course rules to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts:

  • a maximum of 10 credit points at level 1
  • a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3
  • a maximum of 8 credit points in units beyond the Bachelor of Arts
  • AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Transition to University Study

We offer 2 units that are specifically designed to help students with the transition to university study:

AIX160Introduction to University Study

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

Designing your own Bachelor of Arts

Your selection of Major/s, Minor/s, and electives will enable you to design a unique Bachelor of Arts which best suits your needs.

  • Major: Your choice of major/s will develop your expertise in particular area/s of study. Each of our majors are carefully scaffolded to give you a comprehensive understanding of your chosen area of study. Within each major sequence, you will also have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for your future careers.
  • Minor: If you choose to undertake a minor you will develop additional knowledge in another area of study. Students will often choose minors that complement their major/s, or use them to discover and pursue their interests.
  • Electives: These are units that you may select which interest you or support your career development. By giving you as many as 12 electives to choose from, over the three levels, the Bachelor of Arts is all about you and your developing interests.

Consider your first year as a taster to find out what areas interest you most - choose your areas of interest and enrol in the level 1 units from at least 2 Major sequences, and up to 4 electives. After your first year, you will know the areas of study that interest you the most. By the time your start your second year, you will be ready to decide on which majors and/or minors you want to complete in your degree.

Major sequences

A major or minor sequence is a group of units in a particular area of study taken over the three levels of your course. Each unit is usually worth 1 credit point.

A major sequence is made up of 8 credit points, and a minor sequence is made of 4 credit points.

Please check the rules of each major and minor sequence to see which units you need to complete to achieve the required credit points.

Students enrolled in other courses and faculties may take an Arts major sequence (8 credit points), minor sequence (4 credit points) or individual electives from these discipline areas, subject to meeting the prerequisites.

Chinese major not available in Cloud (online) mode Previously titled Professional & Creative Writing
Area of Study Type of sequence Availability
Advertising Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Anthropology Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Arabic Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Buddhist Studies Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Children's Literature Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Chinese Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Creative Writing

Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Criminology Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Dance Major* Burwood (Melbourne)
Design Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Digital Media Major* and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Drama Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne)
Education Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Film, Television and Animation

Minor Burwood (Melbourne)

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Previously titled Gender Studies

Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Geography and Society Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
History Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Indonesian Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
International Relations Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Islamic Studies Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Journalism Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Language and Culture Studies Major Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Literary Studies Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Media Studies Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Middle East Studies Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Philosophy Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Photography Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Politics and Policy Studies Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Professional Experience and Practice Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Public Relations Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Religious Studies

Previously titled Studies of Religions

Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Sociology Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Sport and Society Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Spanish Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Sustainability & Society Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Visual Arts Major and Minor Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Visual Communication Design Major and Minor Available to students who commenced prior to 2017.

Work experience

Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.

Details of major sequences

Advertising

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000069 (major)

MN-A000069 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Sitting at the intersection of other communication degrees, advertising is an attractive option for those who wish to seek a professional outcome in the Bachelor of Arts. Students will work with client driven projects to enhance their communication skills. This practice and theory based series of units offers students technical and communication skills in the contemporary practices of the advertising industry, introducing them to this dynamic and competitive field.


Career outcomes

You may find employment in the exciting field of advertising or related disciplines including journalism, public relations and digital media. Students can combine their advertising skills and knowledge with many associated areas of study to create their own unique pathway into the vibrant, fast paced world of contemporary communication. 


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Advertising select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Advertising select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALA101Advertising Principles and Practices

ALA102Creative Brand Communication

Complete the following 4 units from level 2:

ALA201Art Direction and Visualisation

ALA202Copywriting and Ideation

ALM202Quantified Media

ALA203Integrated Communication

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ALA302Transmedia Storytelling

ACC302Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy

 

Animation

Only available to students who commenced prior to 2018

Unit Set Code

MJ-AU00011 (major)

MN-AU00011 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

Explore your creativity in the animation study area, looking at the principles of graphic and animation practice and how to develop a moving image. Develop a range of skills and expertise suited to careers in the creative arts, entertainment industry, education and any role that involves making creative choices, teamwork and communicating ideas visually.


Career outcomes

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies, film production companies, marketing consultancies, multimedia businesses, television corporations and web development companies.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Advertising select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Advertising select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3
Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AMC100 - no longer available for enrolment

AMC104 - no longer available for enrolment

Complete the following 4 units from level 2:

ACF212Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (previously AMC203)

AMC204 3D Character Animation (No longer available for enrolment)

ADA201Creating 3D Characters (previously AMC226)

AMC228 Building 3D Objects & Worlds (No longer available for enrolment) 

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

AMC300Pre-Production & Project Pitch

AMC339Documentary Animation


 

Anthropology

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000007 (major)

MN-A000007 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Anthropology is the study of humanity in the broadest sense. Anthropology at Deakin focuses on the ways human society creates its communities in diverse cultural settings. Studies in anthropology prepare you to understand and work with people in diverse and international settings. Topics studied include poverty and development, crime and violence, belief systems, health and illness and human ecology.


Career outcomes

You may find employment in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, media corporations, research consultancies and welfare organisations.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Anthropology select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Anthropology select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ASS101Peoples of the World

ASS102Culture and Communication

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ASS203Being Human (With the Nonhuman)

ASS204Urban Spaces, Global Places

ASS205Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS206Medical Anthropology

ASS233Myth and Ritual

ASS234Environmental Anthropology

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ASS329Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology


 

Arabic

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000029 (major)

MN-A000029 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

Australia’s trade with the Middle East has more than doubled in the past decade, making it an increasingly important region with broad strategic, economic, religious and cultural influence. Studies in Arabic help you develop communication skills in modern standard Arabic, with language fluency further enhanced through an understanding of Middle Eastern history, culture and society. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Arabic.


Career outcomes

Graduates expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, federal defence agencies, government departments, immigration departments/ consultancies, intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations, research and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Arabic via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIB351 or AIB352. For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Arabic select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Arabic select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

The Arabic major sequence is offered at two levels; beginners' level (little or no prior knowledge of the language) and post-level 12 Arabic.

Arabic major sequence for beginners

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIB151Arabic 1A

AIB152Arabic 1B

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIB251Arabic 2A

AIB252Arabic 2B

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351 or AIB352

Students undertaking the beginners' sequence may undertake AIB309 and/or AIB310 in their final level as electives in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Notes:

The Arabic major sequence for post-level 12 Arabic:

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIB251Arabic 2A

AIB252Arabic 2B

Complete the following 4 units from level 3:

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

AIB309Advanced Arabic Language Skills

AIB310Introduction to Translation Skills

Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351 or AIB352

Notes: 

(i) The following units complement the Arabic major sequence:

AIE153History of the Middle East

AIE154Understanding Middle East Politics

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics


 

Australian Studies

Only available to students who commenced prior to 2018, contact your course adviser for further information


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


 

Buddhist Studies

Unit Set Code

MN-A00043 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Buddhist Studies provides students with a multi-dimensional understanding of Buddhist cultures, philosophies, and practices both in traditional settings and contemporary interpretations. You will gain knowledge of the major Buddhist traditions and learn how core Buddhist practices and ideas – such as mindfulness meditation - have been adapted in contemporary Western settings and have impacted on our ideas of personal development and on public issues in modern social life.  Buddhism is often simplistically viewed as a way of life or a philosophy rather than a complex, multi-dimensional religious tradition. By engaging with this course of study you will develop a critical awareness of the much richer scope of Buddhist thought and cultures – East and West.
 
You will also have the opportunity to study Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Tibetan monks in a traditional environment in the Buddhist Studies in India study tour with ASP263 Buddhist Studies in India.
 
For more information about the Buddhist Studies in India study tour ASP263 please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.  


Career Outcomes

Religious literacy and understandings of different cultural and religious perspectives is an indispensable skill in our global society as is the ability to analysis multiple perspectives. Career opportunities exist for our students in the education sector, publishing, government agencies, cultural institutions, multicultural associations, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries.


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Buddhist Studies select four (4) units from below

 

ASR100World Religions

ASR207Tibetan Buddhism

ASR205Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism

ASR300Religion, Rights and Governance


 

Childrens Literature

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000063 (major)

MN-A000063 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online) 


Overview

Deakin is a world leader in children’s and young people’s literature and has developed a full major in the Bachelor of Arts in this growing field. Discover major trends in children’s texts across a range of media, and how stories for young people reflect and challenge the values of their time. This study area caters to students who are interested in children’s literature as a prominent domain of literary production and is of particular relevance to those who intend to work with children and young people as primary or secondary teachers and librarians, and those who wish to produce texts for young people.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Children's Literature select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Children's Literature select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ALL228The Golden Age in Children's Literature

ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ALL326Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People

ALL350Children's literature around the world

Complete 2 units selected from:

ALL275Shakespeare Today

ALL255Fantasy Literature

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

ALW252Writing for Young People

ALL376Classics and Trash


 

Chinese

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000028 (major)

MN-A000028 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Overview

Mandarin Chinese is one of the world’s most important languages. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Singapore and is widely used in community groups throughout South-East Asia, Hong Kong, North America and Australia. It is one of the five official languages of the United Nations. Develop your communication skills in Chinese, with language fluency further enhanced through an understanding of Chinese culture, history and society. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Chinese, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Chinese via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Second, third and advanced level students have the opportunity to spend between 6 to 8 weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously. The program contributes as two credit points (2cp) towards the Chinese language major. For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Chinese select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Chinese select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Chinese major sequence for beginners

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIC181Chinese 1A

AIC182Chinese 1B

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)

AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)

The Chinese major sequence for students who have completed Chinese at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units: 

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

Complete the following 4 units from level 3:

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)

AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIC283Chinese 2C

AIC284Chinese 2D

Complete the following 4 units from level 3:

AIC383Chinese 3C '(2 credit points)'

AIC384Chinese 3D (2 credit points)

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C

AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D

 

Creative Writing

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000062 (major)

MN-A000062 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

Gain expertise, practical experience and develop creative skills. In all units, the emphasis is on publication or the achievement of professional standards. Initially, you undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to editing, non-fiction and fiction writing, script writing and poetry writing.


Career outcomes

You may find employment in freelance editing and writing, finance, health and manufacturing industries, government departments, media and entertainment industries, publishing companies, tourism, hospitality and service industries.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Creative Writing select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Creative Writing select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ALW101Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity

ALW102Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ALW225Designing Fictions

ALW227Scriptwriting: Character, Event, Consequence

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability

ALW242Poetry: Events in Language

ALW205The Role of the Editor

ALW252Writing for Young People

ALW251Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters

Complete the following 2 credit point unit from level 3:

ALW396Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication (2 credit points)

The following level 3 credit point is recommended as an elective to compliment the major stream:

ALW395Experimental Writing Lab


 

Criminology

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000045 (major)

MN-A000045 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Criminology provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of crime, including causes of crime and different techniques used to control crime, within the broader context of the criminal justice system. Criminology aims to develop specific knowledge in various crime types, including street crime, crimes in the home, serious and organised crime, transnational crime and terrorism, and key topic areas such as victims of crime, media representations of crime, surveillance and privacy, policing and security; and theoretical and practical skills in understanding and responding to crime problems.


Career outcomes

Promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies and a range of law enforcement and anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government, correctional services, community services and private security industries.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Criminology select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Criminology select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology (Core)

ACR102Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (Core)

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ACR201Issues in Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR202Criminology Theory (Core)

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ACR301International and Comparative Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR302Criminology Research (Core)

Complete 2 units from level 2 or level 3, selected from:

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

ACR204Crime, Media and Justice

ACR211Crime Prevention and Security

ACR212Crime, Surveillance and Technology

ACR304Crime, Surveillance and Society

ACR305Crime, Terrorism and Security


 

Dance

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000025 (major)* COMING SOON


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

In the Dance program you will discover how the art of contemporary dance intersects with creativity, innovative thinking, community enrichment and technology. In the studio setting, core studies in technique, choreography, history and theory are complemented by work with digital technologies and other creative arts disciplines. You will interact and share your work with colleagues working across other creative arts disciplines and have the chance to work on individual and group public performances and choreographic projects. Plus, you can gain exposure to international dance techniques by taking an overseas study tour or internship.


Career outcomes

You will be equipped to find employment as a practitioner in the professional dance sector, work across disciplines in a variety of contexts, initiate independent arts projects or use your skills and knowledge as Dance teachers, which are in strong demand.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Dance select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ACD103Dance and Screens

ACD104Exploring Dance Styles From Hip Hop to Bollywood

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ACD207Improvisation in Movement and Dance

ACD208Dance Beyond the Studio

ACD210Unit description is currently unavailable

Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

ACD309Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD397Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


 

Design

Unit Set Code

MJ-AU00072 (major)

MN-A000072 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Design select four (4) units from below.

ADD101Design Thinking

ACG103Design Skills

ADV201Web Design and Interactivity

ADD203Professional Practice in Design


 

Digital Media

Unit Set Code

MJ-AU00009 (major)*COMING SOON

MN-AU00009 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Digital Media select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;

    To complete a Minor sequence in Digital Media select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALM101Making Social Media

ALM102Making Video

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ALM201Gamified Media

ALM202Quantified Media

ALM215Unit description is currently unavailable

Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

ACC302Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy

ALM304Unit description is currently unavailable

ALM305Unit description is currently unavailable

ALA302Transmedia Storytelling


 

Drama

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000031 (major)

MN-A000031 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

The Drama program helps you build physical, creative and intellectual capacities through practice-based learning and collaborative performance creation. You will develop your creative voice and the technical skills required to create new stories, to relate to others, to problem solve, and communicate ideas confidently through speech and other physical and visual modes of expression. In the studio setting, you will explore a combination of acting, improvisation and devising theory and practice along with different performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies and digital theatre crafts. You will have the opportunity to work on individual and group creative projects where you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of ensemble creation and production management.


Career outcome

You may find employment in independent theatre companies, community theatre, drama associations, drama education, film and television production, performing arts centres and for further postgraduate study.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Drama select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Drama select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ACP109Improvisation in Drama and Performance

ACP103Acting Studio

Complete the following 4 units from level 2:

ACP207Dramatic Plot, Story, Character and Theme for Performance

ACP281Page to Stage: Major Performance Project

ACP206Adaptation and Solo Performance

ACP205Performance, Image, Site

Complete the following unit from level 3:

ACP378Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2 credit points)


 

Education

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000066 (major)

MN-A000066 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Overview

Units in the Bachelor of Arts - Education Major are designed to provide you with skills and insights to be able to leverage your degree to achieve employment in a broad range of education related fields and organisations. You will learn about educating children, young people and adults in formal and informal contexts. The BA Ed Major will not provide you with accreditation for teaching in schools, but will provide you with a solid grounding should you wish undertake an accredited initial teacher program after completing your BA. Some units may be credited toward these postgraduate studies.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Education Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Education Studies select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

EDU101Education, Knowledge and Society

EDU102From Aristotle to ATARS: the History, Philosophy and Future of Education

Complete the following 3 units from level 2:

EDU201Educational Psychology

EDU202Educators and Learners

EDU203Literacy, Numeracy and Education

Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

EDU301Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education

EDU302Education and Humanitarian Development

EDU303Education, Communication and Technology


 

Film, Television and Animation

Unit Set Code

MN-A000068 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

Film, Television and Animation develops your creative and critical thinking while providing you with a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television.


Career outcomes

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies, broadcast television, corporate communication companies, film education associations, film production companies, freelance film production, media associations and television corporations.


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Film, Television and Animation complete  four (4) units from below:

Complete the following two units from level 1:

ACF103Writing with the Camera

ACF107Principles of Animation

Complete 2 units from level 2:

ACF202Documentary Production

ACF205Television Studio Production

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000070 (major)

MN-A000070 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

What is gender and sexuality studies?

Gender and Sexuality Studies provides an analytical approach to the significance of sex, gender and sexuality in many parts of our lives and the important roles they often play in how we understand ourselves and the structures we live in. In art and literature, popular culture and the media, politics and the law, marketing and advertising, health and wellbeing, the economics of family life and work, our public identities and intimate lives, sex, gender and sexuality are prominent features of contemporary and historical life.

Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin provides a structured interdisciplinary programme for studying sex, gender and sexuality, drawing on local knowledges and histories, while also situating these ideas in their global context. 

Through an integrated study of local experiences and transnational flows of knowledge and influences, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin provides students with an understanding of key forces which shape our understandings and lived experiences of gender and sexuality, both as cultural phenomena and as embodied practices. In particular, the programme emphasizes the intersectional dimensions of gender and sexuality, addressing questions of class, citizenship, ethnicity, race, religion, ability and geographical location. Throughout their studies, units in the Major help students to develop skills to analytically reflect on, and contribute to, a range of important debates. These include discussions about how sex, gender and sexuality inform understandings of the self, and how we recognize and respond to difference. 

Why undertake a gender and sexuality studies major?

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Major forms part of your Bachelor of Arts degree. It offers graduates core disciplinary knowledge in Gender and Sexuality Studies, drawing on feminist studies and LGBTI/queer studies. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to research, analyse and discuss expressions of gender and sexuality across times and places. It builds a strong understanding of key concepts, critical vocabularies, historical contexts and contemporary issues.  

A major in Gender and Sexuality Studies will equip you with the skills not only to recognize and respond to crucial social issues, but also to analyse and re-imagine them. 


Career outcomes

The prominence of sex, gender and sexuality in our lives means that developing a strong historical and critical understanding of sex, gender and sexuality will be of use for people working in a wide variety of vocations, especially those which focus on working with and understanding people and the complex social structures that we live in. 

Gender and Sexuality Studies helps prepare students to work as researchers, writers and creative practitioners. The Major will help people working within many different areas such as the law, criminology, social policy, community development, archives and museums, social work, education, psychology, marketing and healthcare to develop specialist knowledge of sex, gender and sexuality which they can apply within their specific vocational settings.


Units

Complete the following 4 core units:

AGS101Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed the World

AGS102Histories of Sex and Gender

AGS200Cultural Studies of Sex and Gender

AGS300Theories of Sex and Gender (available from 2020)

Complete at least 3 units from level 2, selected from:

AIH205Sex and Gender in the British Empire

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

ASC206Sociology of Health

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

Complete at least 1 unit from level 3, selected from:

ALL326Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People

ASC320Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age

 

The following is recommended to complement the major stream:

ASP129Love, Sex and Death


 

Geography

Offered to continuing students only from 2018, contact your course adviser for further information

Unit Set Code

MN-AU00032 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Geography select the following four (4) units from below

AIG103People and Place: An Introduction to Human Geography

SLE102Physical Geography

AIG211Geographies of Heritage and Tourism

AIG300Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives


 

Geography and Society

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000072 (major)

MN-A000073 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Geography and Society select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Geography and Society select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

AIG103People and Place: An Introduction to Human Geography

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

SLE102Physical Geography

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

AIG211Geographies of Heritage and Tourism

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

ASC206Sociology of Health

ASC210Youth Culture and Identity

ASC211Religion and Social Change

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

ASC304Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

ASC346Media, Stories and Power

AIG300Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives


 

History

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000023 (major)

MN-A000023 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

You have the opportunity to explore the nature of the modern world – the forces that have shaped our past and present, and the ways historians interpret historical events. Themes covered include the world in the twentieth century, war and peace, modernisation and social change, colonialism, and gender. Specialised subjects include the Holocaust, the French Revolution, Modern Asia, Slavery in the United States, the British Empire, colonial Papua New Guinea, and Sport in History.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in the education sector, local government, media corporations, museums/heritage organisations, research consultancies and tourism organisations.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in History select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in History select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIH107World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939

AIH108The Cold War World: 1945-1991

Complete the following unit from level 2:

AIH240History: Interpreting the Past

Complete a further 3 units from level 2, selected from:

AIH205Sex and Gender in the British Empire

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars

AST256Sport in History

AIH264The Holocaust

AIH267Conflict and Its Legacies in Modern Asia

AIH276African American History From Slavery to Black Lives Matter

AIH288Colonial Encounters: From Invasion to Federation

Complete the following unit from level 3:

AIH399Making History

Complete a further unit from level 3, selected from:

AIH326Australia's Empire: Colonialism in Papua New Guinea

AIH389The French Revolution and the Struggle for Freedom


 

Indonesian

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000030 (major)

MN-A000030 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Indonesian language studies develop communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia, as well as an understanding of Indonesian culture, history and society. With more than 220 million speakers of Bahasa Indonesia, and Indonesia being Australia’s closest Asian neighbour, the region is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Indonesian, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Indonesian via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend between six and eight weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously. The program contributes two credit points (2cp) towards the Indonesian language major. Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIF341 or AIF342. For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.  


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Indonesian select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Indonesian select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

Notes:

AIF145 (2 credit points - Trimester 3 unit) can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

Notes:

AIF320, AIF321, AIF345, AIF354 - Students to check each unit for: Alternating odd or even year; Campus; and Trimester offerings

Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

Complete the following 6 units from level 3:

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Notes:

AIF320, AIF321, AIF345, AIF354 - Students to check each unit for: Alternating odd or even year; Campus; and Trimester offerings

Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342


 

International Politics

Only available to students who commenced prior to 2020

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000071 (major)

MN-A000071 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

International Politics provides you with an understanding of the global system of states and the major challenges of the international system. You will explore contemporary issues such as human rights, refugees and asylum seekers, terrorism, war, humanitarian responses and development, capitalism, power, diplomacy and the role of the United Nations, the politics of the United States, and the issues facing the Middle East.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of areas including federal defence agencies, foreign affairs departments, immigration departments/consultancies, major corporations, non-government organisations, management consultancies and multicultural associations. 


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in International Politics select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in International Politics select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIP107Introduction to Politics

AIR102War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

AIP208Government and Politics of the United States

AIR200Global Capitalism and Power

AIP211Politics of Development

AIR204Great Power Relations

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIR203Human Rights in World Politics

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS203Immersion Program: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

AIP300Researching Democracy

AIR349Diplomacy and the United Nations

AIE365Middle East Study Tour


 

International Relations

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000018 (major)

MN-A000018 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

International Relations provides you with a better understanding of global political systems and relationships. Why do states co-operate with each other? Why do they make war? How can we define power and security? What role does globalisation play in state interactions and how does the international system deal with issues such as human rights, humanitarian and environmental challenges? Examinations of the politics of the Asia-Pacific region and Australia’s place in the world are also key to this major.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of sectors, including aid and development organisations, education, the defence forces, foreign affairs and trade, government departments (including immigration and border security), intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations and research roles.

Students majoring in International Relations should also consider a complementary major sequence or electives in Politics and Policy Studies or major or minor in Middle East Studies.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in International Relations select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in International Relations select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIR101World in Crisis

AIR102War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

Complete the following unit from level 2:

AIR242Key Concepts in International Relations

Complete a further 3 units from level 2, selected from:

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

AIR200Global Capitalism and Power

AIR202Australia and the Changing Asia-Pacific

AIR203Human Rights in World Politics

AIR204Great Power Relations

AIS204Gender, Globalisation and Development

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS203Immersion Program: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

AIE365Middle East Study Tour

AIR348Activists Beyond Borders

AIR349Diplomacy and the United Nations


 

Islamic Studies

Unit Set Code

MN-A00042 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Islam is one of the three major Abrahamic faiths and is the world’s fastest growing religion that is predicted to overtake Christianity as the preeminent creed in the next fifty years. Further, due to the rise of Islamic extremism, both Islam and Muslims are often in the media and a major focus of politics at both the state and federal level. However, often the discussions pertaining to Islam and Muslims are subject to inaccuracies and disinformation. Therefore, the aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain religious literacy in relation to Islam through both theoretical and textual analysis, alongside an analysis of popular culture and current affairs.


Career Outcomes

Gaining knowledge and religious literacy in relation to Islam can lend itself to a careers in both the public and private sector in fields such as public policy, consultancy, and education.


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Islamic Studies select four (4) units from below

ASR100World Religions

ASR208Contemporary Islam

ASR206Gender and Sexuality in Islam

ASR300Religion, Rights and Governance


 

Journalism

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000014 (major)

MN-A000014 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only


Overview

This long-established program at Deakin offers the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment in the communications industries, across print, TV, radio and online. There is an emphasis on practical hands-on learning and gain experience and develop skills in communicating information in engaging, interesting and accessible ways across different media formats. The curriculum covers news and feature writing, radio and TV reporting, multimedia and online journalism, local and international journalism and media ethics and law. In your final year undertake intensive news production work and an industry internship.


Career outcomes

You may find employment in advertising agencies, consumer and business magazine publishers, freelance journalism, metropolitan, suburban and country newspapers, press agencies, public relations agencies, publishing companies, radio stations and television channels.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Journalism select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Journalism select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALJ111News Reporting 1

ALJ112News Reporting 2

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ALJ216Feature Writing

ALJ218Audio Journalism

ALJ221Video Journalism

ALJ220Journalism in Society

ACC213Media Law and Ethics

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ALJ304Local Journalism

ALJ330News Production 1


 

Language and Culture Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000052 (major)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Develop your linguistic skills in Arabic, Chinese or Indonesian, but also gain essential cultural, historical and social perspectives.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


Units

Students must complete 4 credit points in one of the languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Indonesian. In addition, students must select 4 credit points of contextual studies units, which must include at least 2 credit points at level 3, from the elective list below. 

Arabic

Students must complete 4 credit points of Arabic units (AIB)

Chinese

Students must complete 4 credit points of Chinese units (AIC)

Indonesian

Students must complete 4 credit point of Indonesian units (AIF)

Contextual studies units

Level 1

AIE153History of the Middle East

AIE154Understanding Middle East Politics

ASR100World Religions

Level 2

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

Level 3

AIE334China: From Empire to Republic

AIE335Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

AIE364The Arab-Israeli Conflict

AIE365Middle East Study Tour


 

Literary Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000013 (major)

MN-A000013 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

At Deakin, literature is the door to new understandings of cultures and histories. Our literary studies scholars have international profiles in philosophy, poetry, ecology and Australian literature, and will guide you in critical and creative journeys through great literature from the medieval era to today. There are also many opportunities for your own creative writing and critical analysis.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in advertising agencies, the education sector, freelance writing, government departments, libraries, market research companies, public relations agencies and publishing companies.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Literary Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Literary Studies select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

ALL102From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL202Writing Modern Worlds

ALL275Shakespeare Today

ALL255Fantasy Literature

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

ALW242Poetry: Events in Language

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

ALL301Global Literatures: Literary Interventions in the Present Situation

ALL381Reading the End of Nature

ALL376Classics and Trash


 

Media Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-AU00008 (major)

MN-AU00008 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)


Overview

This is an area of rapid and continuous technological, political, economic and social change. Much of the recent explosion in the stock of human knowledge is linked with developments in media. This course of study enables you to graduate with a unique ‘multiskilled’ qualification appropriate for many careers and job markets.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, the entertainment industry, marketing consultancies, multimedia businesses, newspaper and magazine publishers, public relations agencies and radio and television companies.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Media Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Media Studies select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALC104Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures

ACF104Screening History (Formerly ALC106)

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ALC215Global Media

ACF206Contemporary Topics in Screen Cultures (Formerly ALC216)

Complete the following 4 units from level 3:

ALC304The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance

ALC305Media Ecologies

ACC302Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy

ACF320The Australian Moving Image


 

Middle East Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000053 (major)

MN-A000053 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Middle East Studies provides a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping one of the most politically complex and fascinating regions of the world. The core units pursue a variety of strategies to unpack the history and systems of the Middle East, leading students towards developing an improved comprehension of why situations such as the Syrian Civil War, the Israel-Palestine impasse and the War on Terror present the region and the wider world with so many challenges. Through exploring topic areas that include media representation, human rights and humanitarian intervention, as well as learning about specific states, the Middle East Studies major offers both depth and breadth in its coverage. Innovative assessment practices that include one of the world's largest political role-play simulations support the learning journey.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of sectors, including aid and development organisations, education, the defence forces, foreign affairs and trade, government departments (including immigration and border security), intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations and research roles.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Middle East Studies  select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Middle East Studies select the following four (4)  units: AIE153, AIE154, AIE255 and AIE364

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIE153History of the Middle East

AIE154Understanding Middle East Politics

Complete the following unit from level 2:

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

Complete a further 3 units from level 2:

AIH264The Holocaust

AIR200Global Capitalism and Power

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

AIS204Gender, Globalisation and Development

AIR203Human Rights in World Politics

Complete the following unit from level 3:

AIE364The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Complete a further unit from level 3:

AIR349Diplomacy and the United Nations

AIE365Middle East Study Tour


 

Philosophy

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000048 (major)

MN-A000048 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Doing Philosophy not only involves asking the big questions, it teaches important skills. Philosophy at Deakin asks questions about the nature of reality, truth and knowledge, meaning, the existence of God, personal identity, the good in ethical and political life, and the value and power of art. At the same time, it fosters the development of skills in critical and creative thinking, argumentation, communication, problem-solving and research. Deakin Philosophy prides itself on applying philosophical concepts to our contemporary world and maintaining a pluralistic and cross-cultural outlook that embraces Eastern philosophy, psychoanalysis, pragmatism, analytic philosophy and continental European philosophy.


Career outcomes

The kinds of skills taught in Philosophy lend themselves to careers in law, journalism, education, politics, policy analysis, intelligence, management, marketing, publishing and research. Clear thinking and the ability to analyse multiple perspectives is an indispensable skill in our global society, as is the ability to identify and succinctly articulate the core ideas in different cultural perspectives.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Philosophy select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Philosophy select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ASR100World Religions

ASP109Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ASP208Introduction to Logical Reasoning

ASP214Justice and Equality

ASP215Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

ASP224Freud and Philosophy

ASP227Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ASP228Philosophy, Art, Film

ASP263Buddhist Studies in India

ASP210Plato and Nietzsche

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ASP30920th Century French Philosophy

ASP326Language and Reality


 

Photography

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000049 (major)

MN-A000049 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Overview

In the Photography program you will learn the basic techniques and practices of photography, using analogue and digital technologies. Explore a range of units that cover professional analogue and digital photographic formats, fundamentals of natural and artificial lighting and photographic storytelling. In creative studio units, students are strongly encouraged to experiment, research and develop their own conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities and to draw on their interdisciplinary studies. Towards the end of your major sequence, you will learn to refine your photographic technique and focus on developing individual style for folio preparation. This work provides a strong basis for postgraduate studies and professional practice. You will be supported to produce exhibition-quality work, using industry standard equipment and workflow and are encouraged to maximize opportunities for interdisciplinary installation and collaboration.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in community arts organisations, creative practice, freelance photography, photo journalism, professional studio photography and web, multimedia design companies and for further postgraduate study.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Photography select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Photography select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ACI101Analogue Photography

ACI102Digital Photography

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ACI203Darkroom Practices

ACI202Digital Imaging 2: Advanced

ACI204Photographic Storytelling

ACI205Photographic Lighting

ACI201Alternative Imaging

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ACI302Photographic Lighting 2: Studio Lighting

ACI303New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science


 

Politics and Policy Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000005 (major)

MN-A000005 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

A Politics and Policy Studies major will enhance your understanding of the big issues in the world today, and assist you to develop the skills to make a difference in your lifetime. We investigate the challenge posed to Australia and the world by climate change; asylum seekers and refugees; development; inequality; political parties and new social movements. We examine the ideas behind the policy and the rhetoric. We look globally for different solutions; investigate how policy lessons are learned; and assess the impact on domestic and global politics. We examine how and why some people are able to exercise power better than others, and assess ideas and opportunities for addressing the pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in many fields including foreign affairs, Intelligence and security, Journalism, Government organisations, Civil society organisations, Business, Policy advocacy, Policy research, Policy design and analysis, Political and social research, Political advisors, Politics, Public communication, Public relations & lobbying, Public service, Speech-writing, Teaching.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Politics and Policy Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Politics and Policy Studies select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

AIP107Introduction to Politics

AIP116Visions and Values in Politics

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

AIP243Europe's Political Transformation

AIP245Environmental Politics

AIP208Government and Politics of the United States

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIP211Politics of Development

AIP247Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIP300Researching Democracy

AIP301Political Parties and Social Movements


 

Professional Experience and Practice

Unit Set Code

MN-AU00033 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

This minor introduces Arts, Humanities and Social Science students to the principles of professional development in order to increase students’ understanding of how their studies can contribute to their skill set and employability and enable them to make informed decisions about their studies and potential career pathways. As such, the units in this minor focus on career development, experiential learning and are organised around four themes: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and in the middle and final years, work-integrated learning. Drawing on practical experiences and engagement with placement opportunities, students in the minor explore how Arts, Humanities and Social Science degrees can facilitate graduate employability, and will consider what is involved in developing their personal ‘professional brand’.


Career outcomes

This minor provides foundation to improve the career readiness of students as they complete their major in their principle discipline, underpinning course specific skills with a broad range of soft skills. The structure of the minor encourages students to better understand how soft skills can be learnt, developed and refined through placement, work experience and community involvement.

Students who successfully complete this minor will graduate with a sound understanding of how the labour market functions, how to interact with this market and ultimately, develop and use their own personal brand to gain employment in the increasingly competitive world of work.


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Professional Experience and Practice select four (4) units from below

Complete 1 unit from level 1, selected from:

APE101Create Your Own Career

Complete 2 units from level 2, selected from:

APE201Individual Professional Project

APE202Team Professional Project

Complete 1 unit from level 3, selected from:

APE301Professional Practice Internship


 

Public Relations

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000021 (major)

MN-A000021 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only


Overview

Public relations practitioners are 21st century communication specialists who manage and coordinate relationships between organisations, agencies and the public. With a focus on ethical and sustainable communication practices, the course builds key knowledge and skills in core public relations responsibilities such as: event management and campaigns; social media tactics and media relations; strategic planning, management and communication; and the allied field of marketing communication. Final-year students have the opportunity to develop their skills further by undertaking an industry internship, working with real clients to develop a public relations campaign. The degree’s structure also allows you to pursue study in areas such as journalism, media studies, visual communication design and marketing. This flexibility means our degree combines theory and real-life practice to prepare you for employment in a wide variety of public relations, media and communications roles.


Career outcomes

Our graduates can be found working in corporations, government departments, as well as in not-for-profits and NGOs.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Public Relations select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Public Relations select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ALR103Introduction to Public Relations

ALR104Strategic Communication and Writing

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ALR279Public Relations Management

ALR210Media Relations Strategy

ALA203Integrated Communication

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ALR383Lobbying, Advocacy and Public Opinion

ALA302Transmedia Storytelling


 

Religious Studies

(previously Studies of Religions)

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000067 (major)

MN-A000067 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

Understanding religion has seldom been as important as it is today. There is increasing dialogue among the greater religions of the world, but there is also increasing misunderstandings of religious traditions. Religious ideas are regularly debated in the media and featured in popular culture and religious beliefs play a significant role in conflict, peace building, and international development. With countries and communities becoming more diverse and complex, the need for cross-cultural religious literacy and inter-disciplinary expertise in religion is becoming more urgent.

The Religious Studies Major is a multi-disciplinary major that looks at religion and religions from diverse viewpoints and methodologies. The major includes units from the disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural studies and others. It also offers the possibility of focusing on particular religious traditions.


Career outcomes

Religious literacy and understandings of different cultural and religious perspectives is an indispensable skill in our global society as is the ability to analysis multiple perspectives. Career opportunities exist for Religious Studies students in the education sector, publishing, government agencies, cultural institutions, multicultural associations, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Religious Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Religious Studies select the following required units ASR100, ASR200 AS300 and one further ASR coded level 2 elective

Complete the following unit from level 1:

ASR100World Religions

Complete a further unit from level 1, selected from:

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

ASS101Peoples of the World

Complete the following unit from level 2:

ASR200Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture

Complete a minimum of 3 further units from level 2:

ASC211Religion and Social Change

ASP227Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ASP263Buddhist Studies in India

ASR205Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism

ASR206Gender and Sexuality in Islam

ASR207Tibetan Buddhism

ASR208Contemporary Islam

ASS233Myth and Ritual

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ASR300Religion, Rights and Governance

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology

Minor study - students must complete core units ASR100, ASR200 AS300 and one ASR coded level 2 elective


 

Sociology

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000019 (major)

MN-A000019 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)**, Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only

**Waurn Ponds (Geelong) availability to be confirmed


Overview

Sociology is the study of the processes that create, maintain and change social groups. It explores ways of thinking about personal and public issues in modern social life and how to link them together through the study of society and social relations. Third-year students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.


Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, local councils, market research companies, welfare organisations and youth work.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Sociology select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Sociology select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102Introduction to Sociology B

Complete the following required unit from level 2:

ASC250Contemporary Social Research

Complete up to a further 3 units from level 2, selected from:

ASC206Sociology of Health

ASC210Youth Culture and Identity

ASC211Religion and Social Change

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships

AST205Sport, Bodies, Action!

Complete the following required unit from level 3:

ASC308Social Theory Rewired: Power, Passion and Post Humanism

Complete a further minimum of 1 unit from level 3, selected from:

ASC304Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

ASC320Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age

ASC346Media, Stories and Power


 

Sport and Society

Unit Set Code

MN-AU00038 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


Overview

Historically, sport’s prominent role in society can be traced back at least to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece (dating from 776BCE). Today, sport enjoys ever-increasing popularity and influence as its global reach can be gauged from local participation at the grassroots level through to professional competitions on the international stage. Sport and Society is a multi-disciplinary minor that provides students with an opportunity to examine sport’s profound impact on society from cultural, social, educational, political, and economic perspectives. Sport’s role in society can be studied through filters such as: gender imbalances in media representation, corporate sponsorship, and government funding; ethnicity and class divides within wider society exemplified by sporting codes; educational policies in public and private schooling; elite sport as big business; and sport’s role in health.


Career outcomes

Sports-related career opportunities can be pursued in the public and private sector, including roles in sporting organisations, education, government agencies, and media.


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Sport and Society select any four (4) units from below.

MMS201Sport in Society

AST256Sport in History

AST205Sport, Bodies, Action!

HSE309Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise


 

Spanish

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000051 (major)

MN-A000051 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Approximately 406 million people speak Spanish, making it second only to Mandarin Chinese in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide. Deakin’s Spanish studies will not only help you to develop communication skills in this important language, but also provide you with an understanding of the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Spanish.


Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, immigration departments, federal defence agencies, intelligence agencies, government departments, multinational corporations, management consultants, non-government agencies, multicultural associations, research, and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Spanish via study abroad. The program offers students who have completed their first year of Spanish language study the opportunity to spend six weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. Students build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned in ALS100 and ALS150, and develop further proficiency in Spanish at the high beginner/low intermediate level. This program is one credit point (1cp) experience which can contribute towards the Spanish language major. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a preclusion for ALS200.

For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.    


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Spanish select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Spanish select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ALS100Spanish 1A

ALS150Spanish 1B

Complete the following 3 units from level 2:

ALS200Spanish 2A

ALS225Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

ALS250Spanish 2B

Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

ALS300Intermediate Spanish 3A

ALS350Advanced Spanish 3B

ALS325Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World

The Spanish major sequence for students who have completed Spanish at Level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Complete the following 3 units from level 2:

ALS200Spanish 2A

ALS225Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

ALS250Spanish 2B

Complete the following 5 units from level 3:

ALS300Intermediate Spanish 3A

ALS350Advanced Spanish 3B

ALS325Cultures of Resistance in the Spanish - Speaking World

ALS360Selected Topics in Spanish

ALS370Advanced Topics in Spanish


 

Sustainability and Society

Unit Set Code

MN-AU00041 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Overview

Sustainability and Society is a cross-disciplinary approach to human/environment related issues facing all societies. Drawing on case studies from both Australia and abroad, students  will grapple with challenges to multiple and intersecting environments as well as the diverse stakeholders who rely on these places for a range of material and spiritual purposes. Students are invited to appreciate the environmental perspectives of other cultures, as well as to scrutinise their own taken-for-granted assumptions about environmental issues, environmentalism, identities that emerge in relation to conservation discourses, as well as the very nature of ‘nature’ itself.


Career outcomes

Career opportunities exist in the nature education sector, environmentally focussed government agencies, cultural institutions, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries, particularly in relation to eco-tourism.


Units

  • To complete a Minor sequence in Sustainability and Society select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

SLE121Environmental Sustainability

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ASS234Environmental Anthropology

AIG300Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

ALL381Reading the End of Nature

HSH202Creating Sustainable Futures


 

Visual Arts

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000015 (major)

MN-A000015 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Overview

Through the Visual Arts program you will gain a range of skills across the contemporary arts, from traditional media techniques in painting and drawing through to 3D modelling, and the investigation of the interplay between art and technology. You will develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, technique, visual analysis and experimentation, which are crucial to work as an artist and also highly transferable. In creative studio units you will be encouraged to develop your own practice and research skills through studio seminars and independent studio practice. The sequence of units develops you professionally and opens up options for work in education, curation, arts administration, public art, graphic design, art therapy and for further postgraduate study.


Career outcomes

You will be prepared for work in education, curation, arts administration, public art, graphic design, art therapy and for further postgraduate study.


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Visual Arts select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Visual Arts select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ACV101Painting in the Visual Arts

*ACV102 Contemporary Art Practice: Space (No longer available for enrolment)

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ACV205Contemporary Art Practice: Pluralism

ACV206Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

ACV214Art and Technology

ACV207Materialising the Image: Visual Art and Photography Since 1989

ACV210Integrated Practice 1

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ACV311Art in the Postdigital Age

ACV310Artist's Books Studio


 

Visual Communication Design

Offered to continuing students only

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000061 (minor)

MN-A000061 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Visual Communication Design select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Visual Communication Design select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

ACG102 - no longer available for enrolment

ACG103Design Skills

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ACG204 Design and Society - (No longer available for enrolment)

ACG206 Web Design and Interactivity - (No longer available for enrolment)

ACG207 Professional Practice in Design - (No longer available for enrolment)

ACG208 Branding Design - (No longer available for enrolment) 

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ACG305 Design Practice - (No longer available for enrolment)

ACG307 Global Design Strategies - (No longer available for enrolment)



Other course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Other learning experiences

There are options for WIL and study tours across many of the SHSS courses.

Research and research-related study

Independent research components are embedded across a number of units.