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Prepare for the modern world

Future-proof your career with a degree that teaches you to critically and creatively analyse the world around you and, acquire the skills to communicate with diverse audiences.

A Griffith Arts degree will develop your communication, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills, that open the doors to so many opportunities.

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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.

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 develop advanced writing and presentation abilities, as well as research and project management skills. You’ll be equipped with in-depth knowledge about states, societies and cultures, past and present.

You’ll have the power to create your own unique skill set and prepare for the careers of the future. You’ll be guided and mentored by staff who are recognised as leaders in their fields.

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.’

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Career outcomes

Take your Arts degree wherever you want to go

Studying Arts at Griffith is great long-term training for innovation and entrepreneurship, higher earning potential and life enrichment

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:

  • Media relations
  • Government
  • PR communications
  • Copywriting
  • Advertising
  • Businesses large and small

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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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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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