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Bachelor of Arts

Choose from 9 highly flexible, contemporary majors to study online, on campus or a mix of both, part-time or full-time.


A highly flexible, new-age Arts degree featuring a choice of nine majors, with a unique focus on the issues and opportunities facing Indigenous and Northern Australia as well as neighboring South-East Asia. Choose the part you want to play and we will give you a voice.


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Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Design)

Explore the concepts and theories of architectural design, focusing on Australia's north, the tropics and South-East Asia. Learn how to represent your ideas, understand space and the built form, and use industry-standard tools, technologies and architectural techniques.

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Bachelor of Arts (Communications, Literature and Digital Media)

Explore how the digital age is changing communication, interaction and the way information is shared. Learn about social media, media ethics, creative and professional writing, and multi-screen communication.

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Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Indigenous Australia)

Gain the skills and knowledge to work with Indigenous cultures and communities in a culturally-competent way. This major focuses on developing your inter-cultural practice, with an emphasis on the role of Indigenous languages, cultural sites, land rights and resources, community engagement and advocacy.

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Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Digital Arts)

Gain the skills, knowledge and portfolio to succeed in the creative and digital arts industries. Learn about creative theory and business practices and complete a range of creative projects using new and emerging design technologies.

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Bachelor of Arts (Global Humanities in a Digital Age)

Examine the impact of today's digital environment on politics, public policy and government decision making in Australia and South-East Asia, and understand how lessons learned from the past can inform the government decisions of the future.

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Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Governance and Policy)

Develop the knowledge and skills to develop meaningful policy and implement change for Australia's Indigenous peoples. You'll learn about the sociological, economic, historical and cultural drivers that impact Australia's Indigenous policy making and governance.

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Bachelor of Arts (Languages and Linguistics)

Learn a new language and examine the role of language and linguistics in our communities - Chinese, Greek, Indonesian or one of three Indigenous languages (Yolngu, Arrernte or Bininj Kunwok). Explore how languages are written and preserved, and offers opportunities to advance your language skills with an in-country study program.

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Bachelor of Arts (Music Making, Production and Performance)

Learn to make, produce and perform music using an instrument of your choice. You'll complete a combination of theory-based and hands-on subjects using new and emerging technologies, and gain industry experience through community-based projects.

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Bachelor of Arts (Society and Culture)

Learn how philosophy, sociology and Indigenous perspectives influence the way we think about the world and make decisions. You'll explore the social issues facing Northern Australia and Southeast Asia and the cultural drivers that impact change.

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Why Choose CDU?

  • Study the arts flexibly

    Study online, on campus, part or full time. Choose what suits you.

  • Learn from leaders in Indigenous and Asia Pacific knowledge

    Benefit from lecturers’ strong links to Northern Australia and South East Asia

  • Study a capstone unit to graduate industry ready

    Study a capstone unit to gain hands-on experience before entering the workforce or starting postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

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