What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Arts (UNSW BA) is designed to provide you with all the benefits of an education in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative and Performing Arts. The degree is flexible so that you can structure it around your skills, interests and career aspirations. The program has both breadth, allowing you to try out and explore different areas of interest, and depth, allowing you to focus in detail on two areas of specialisation. The UNSW BA can be completed full time in Single mode (normally 3 years), in Dual Mode (the equivalent of two years full time) or part time. Dual Mode can only be taken in conjunction with enrolment in another degree.
If you study in either the single or dual mode, you will complete:
A home major of 60 UOC (ten courses) selected from the list of UNSW BA approved home major streams;
A minor stream of 24 UOC (four courses) selected from the list of UNSW BA approved home and external major streams or dedicated minor streams;
12 UOC Prescribed Electives (two courses) of any other courses offered from within UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.
If you study in single mode, you will also complete:
An additional 12 UOC (two courses) of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives;
24 UOC of Free Electives (four courses) which can be taken within or outside of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences;
12 UOC of General Education (two courses) which must be taken outside of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.
You can use your elective and General Education courses to upgrade your minor to another full major stream in the single degree and graduate with a double major.
The UNSW Bachelor of Arts objectives:
To develop informed understanding of human experience, human culture and human society;
To teach the tools and methods of understanding associated with Humanities and Social Science disciplines, and to encourage you to perceive the relationships between these disciplines;
To encourage the breadth of vision and critical thinking associated with interdisciplinary scholarship and research;
To enable you to place contemporary Australian society and culture in an historical and comparative context;
The basic requirements for the degree are:
Single Mode (144 UOC) made up of:
A home major stream (60 UOC)
At least a minor stream (24 UOC)
Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (24 UOC)
Free Electives (24 UOC)
General Education (12 UOC)
Dual Mode (96 UOC) made up of:
A home major stream (60 UOC)
A minor stream (24 UOC)
Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (12 UOC)
The School of Art History and Theory at UNSW Art & Design offers programs in Art Theory and courses in Art and Design History. Art Theory is the study of ways of thinking about art and designs their histories, practices, reception and philosophies. Art Theory contextualizes these practices by using a range of methodological tools: including psychoanalysis, philosophy and aesthetics, and political and sociological theories.
The goal of Art Theory is to enable students, whether studying to be practitioners or cultural critics and commentators, to be able to place the practice of art and design in the context of a rigorous and sustained enquiry which sees those practices as opportunities for questioning and thought. An overall objective of Art Theory is to provide the necessary background for understanding and evaluating contemporary theories of art and design, and increasing understanding of one is own approach to art, whether as practitioner, educator or historian.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).
Applicants can have a high school studies or foundation studies recognized prior study and a university transfer.
English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies
A$45,180.00 (US$ 35,340) per year
26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019
University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia