The Bachelor of Arts (Professional) includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne’s unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree.
The course is designed to foster students’ individual development and allow them to develop research and analytical skills that can be applied to a range of situations. Arts students learn how to gather, synthesise and assess information, how to conceptualise issues and how to express themselves effectively, both orally and in writing. Students have the opportunity to work with other students and academic staff from a range of disciplines on a project responding to one of the major social, cultural and economic challenges of the 21st century.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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- Semester 1 - 1 March 2021
- 3400210661 (CSP)
- 3400210663 (IFP)
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
A$28480 (annual for 2020)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
I’m doing my professional placement at Hotglue – a media and advertising agency. My role is Social Media Executive. I work on a portfolio of beauty clients and have learned three main areas of the business – social media, advertising and production – vital skills for a publication editor.
Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with major in Professional Writing and Editing and minor in Social Media
I feel emboldened by my time of study at Swinburne and my work placement to pursue my ambitions. I have really developed my work, research and writing skills and have gained a good experience of a full-time professional environment.
Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with majors in Philosophy, and Cinema and Screen Studies
I secured a 12-month placement with the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner. Being able to undertake government work as a part of my bachelor has given me a head start that most other universities can’t offer.
Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with majors in Criminology and Sociology
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.