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It Starts with Arts

With a wide variety of majors and hundreds of electives to choose from, Griffith’s Bachelor of Arts gives you the freedom and power to create your own unique skill set. You will learn to think critically and creatively, to innovate, collaborate and communicate for the future world of work.

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. These skills can lead to incredible careers, amazing journeys and brilliant ideas to help make the world a better place.

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.

Double degrees

Double your degree, multiply your 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.

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Flexibility

Take control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3.

So, whenever you’re ready to study, we’re ready to get you started.

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Choice

Creative solutions start with arts.

Arts offers you the flexibility to choose from a variety of majors and minors with the freedom to create a bespoke skillset.

Learn how to find creative solutions to today’s big problems and take your place in the future world of work.

Industry engaged learning

Industry-engaged learning

Griffith Arts students have access to work placements, overseas field trips and industry projects for real clients.

Develop advanced professional knowledge and skills as well as make connections for your future career. During these times, our independent internships have continued remotely.

Majors*

  • Chinese Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast only)
  • Drama
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Islam-West Relations
  • Japanese Language
  • Journalism
  • Language in Society (Nathan only)
  • Literary Studies
  • Politics, Security and International Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Psychology (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast only)
  • Sociology
  • Social Justice
  • Strategic Communication

Minors*

  • Art History and Theory (South Bank and Gold Coast only)
  • Digital Media Production
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Gender Studies
  • Italian Language
  • Medical Humanities
  • Screen Studies
  • Security Studies
  • Spanish Language
  • Translating and Interpreting for Chinese Speakers

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 with transferrable skills.

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.’

Scholarships

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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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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