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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

It Starts with Arts

With more than 30 majors and hundreds of electives to choose from, and the freedom to combine them your way, Griffith’s Bachelor of Arts gives you the power to create your own unique skill set and prepare for the careers of the future.

As computers behave more like humans, the best way to prepare for a successful career is to master the skills that artificial intelligence never will, and that employers demand. LinkedIn’s research on the job skills most sought-after by employers in 2020 found that the four most-wanted “soft skills” were creativity, persuasion, collaboration and adaptability. With Griffith’s Bachelor of Arts degree you’ll learn to think critically and creatively, to innovate, collaborate, communicate for influence and harness the power of your ideas.

You will have the flexibility of studying on-campuses or online through our digital campus, and you can choose to study part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year.

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Online, 8 – 19 June

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Study arts at Griffith

You’ll gain the understanding, insight and skills to find and communicate creative solutions to contemporary challenges.

Flexibility, Choice, Freedom

Arts offers you the flexibility to choose from a variety of majors and the freedom to combine any two:

  • Art History and Theory
  • Australian Studies
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Islam-West Relations
  • Journalism
  • Language in Society
  • Languages*
  • Literary Studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Psychology
  • Strategic Communication and Public Relations
  • Screen Studies
  • Security Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Justice

You’ll be guided and mentored by staff who are recognised as leaders in their fields and have access to life-changing internships, experiences and international opportunities, as well as a dedicated placement officer to help you pursue your passion and professional ambition.

You’ll graduate with an extensive portfolio of work and networks that will give you the edge in launching your career. You’ll have the transferrable skills to thrive in the future world of work.

Studying an Arts degree at Griffith helps develop the universal capabilities that employers will value throughout your career. You have the option to develop specialist expertise in contemporary fields, study more traditional subjects or pursue a professional path.

*Languages at Griffith are Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. French, German, Indonesian, Korean and Russian can be studied by cross- enrolling at the University of Queensland, and Modern Greek (online) by cross-enrolling at Flinders University. Learn more

Donisha Duff

Bachelor of Arts graduate

Bachelor of Arts graduate Donisha Duff says Griffith helped launch her career in public and community service. ‘Griffith opened the door to a world of possibilities. My undergraduate studies in humanities enabled me to explore a range of interests from film studies, contemporary literature to political studies and sociology,’ she said. As an advocate for health and supporter of girls’ and women’s educational and career opportunities, Donisha has worked tirelessly to improve pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ‘My BA(Hons) prepared me for a pathway to some high level policy development. This has taken me from the public service to the ministerial office of the first Federal Indigenous Health Minister and now to my position as General Manager for the Deadly Choices preventative health program.’

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.


We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Take your Arts degree wherever you want to go

It starts with arts. A third of all Fortune 500 CEOs have an arts degree.

Studying arts gives you access to more career paths in more industries, including creative industries, the corporate sector, government, media and community.

Everything you learn provides a springboard to securing a career that's fulfilling and financially rewarding. The versatility and flexibility of an arts degree give you multiple options when it comes to choosing which industry you'll enter. You'll have a valuable suite of skills to impress prospective employers and give you a professional edge in the jobs market.

For Griffith graduates, the possibilities for finding your dream job are unlimited, including in the following sectors:

  • Marketing and media
  • Politics and government
  • Education and training
  • Advertising
  • Private enterprise
  • Community development

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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05 May 2020

Griffith grad relishes role combining creative and corporate expertise

Read more about Griffith grad relishes role combining creative and corporate expertise

28 Apr 2020

Griffith and ABC award new scholarship honouring late film alumnus Kieran Ricketts

Read more about Griffith and ABC award new scholarship honouring late film alumnus Kieran Ricketts

Key dates

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 6 July — Wednesday 8 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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