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The Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University offers students the chance to study from a wide range of areas, allowing students to tailor a course that suits their individual needs. An Arts degree is perfect for those who have a love of learning.
The Griffith University Bachelor of Arts develops student skills as they progress through each level of the degree. Students will build advanced skills in reading, analysis, interpretation and debate. These skills are essential for careers in the media, education, public administration and business.
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A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is when the Federal government contributes to the cost of your tertiary studies, though you will still need to make a contribution – it’s not fully funded.
Please note: You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.
To be eligible for Commonwealth support, you must be:
- An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
- A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
- The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
To be eligible for Commonwealth support for this course, you must also meet the following requirements:
- At least 4 OUA Undergraduate units or equivalent, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.
You are recommended to follow this study pattern:
- Start with SSK12
- Choose a major sequence and complete all level 1 units first
- Complete level 1 elective units
- Complete the units from your level 2, then level 3 major sequence
- Complete level 2, then level 3 electives.
A student must complete 24 units or their equivalent, comprised of the following elements:
- The degree will normally be of three years duration for full-time students, but part-time students may take up to 10 years to accumulate units towards the degree
- At least eight units must be Griffith University units studied via Open Universities Australia
- A student must complete at least one Major sequence of eight units, with four units at Level 1, two units at Level 2 and another two units at Level 3
- The remaining 16 units for the degree can be made up from a combination of Level 1, 2 and 3 units
- A maximum of 10 units can be taken at First Year Level over the entire degree
- A minimum of six units must be taken at Third Year Level over the entire degree.
This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in:
- Art History
- Australian Studies
- Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
- History and Politics
- Religion Studies
- Literature and Composition
Please Note: The UniSA Religion Studies units are undergoing teach out. Please complete all REL units before the end of SP4, 2014 if you wish to complete the major.
Please note: The early exit options for this course will no longer be on offer to new students commencing in 2015. Only students who have registered before December 2014 will be able to graduate as planned.
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Students who do not wish to complete an entire degree are able to complete either a Certificate of Arts or a Diploma of Arts, depending on their needs. These smaller qualifications are beneficial for students who need to develop specialised knowledge or are just beginning their study and experiencing some trepidation.
Certificate of Arts
To achieve the Certificate of Arts, students must complete one approved Major, a total of eight units. This consists of four units at Level 1, two units at Level 2 and two units at Level 3. At least two units of the Certificate will need to be Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Note: Students intending to complete the Art History or Religion Studies Major will need to complete an additional two Griffith University units (in addition to the eight units within the Major) in order to meet this requirement. These can be any two Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Diploma of Arts
To achieve the Diploma of Arts, students must complete at least one Major (eight units) and Electives (eight units), a total of 16 units. The major sequence must include four units at Level 1, two units at Level 2 and two units at Level 3. Students can take a maximum of eight units at first year level. At least eight units must be Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Please note that not all units within this degree are available as Commonweatlh supported places. Currently only units offered by Griffith, Curtin, Swinburne, UniSA, Macquarie and Murdoch are available as Commonwealth supported places.
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. For further information please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Griffith (OUA) Services at Griffith University.
Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.
There are currently two types of loan:
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After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)
If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.
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When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.
If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).
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You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
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