The Faculty of Arts stands at the heart of the traditional conception of a university as a place for the discovery, preservation and transmission of knowledge about human life and experience. It is also a cultural environment constantly acting as a seed-bed for the germination of new forms of knowledge, new ways of making connections between specialist branches of knowledge, and new ways of interpreting the world.
Students are able to choose a general degree program, such as the Bachelor of Arts that enables them to sample a number of first year subjects before choosing an area of specialisation in their second year. Alternatively, more structured programs are available, providing the qualifications necessary to prepare them for future professional employment in areas such as Law, Sociology, Media, Indigenous community management or Politics.
A well rounded approach
The development of the University's graduate capabilities is also an important part of every student's learning experience at all levels of study. Excellence in teaching in the Faculty is supplemented by the inclusion in some programs of guest lectures by industry experts; many disciplines include student internships, prizes for achievement in individual units of study, scholarships to support students during one or more years of study, and workplace-based student assignments.