Arts and Humanities courses and degrees

Our arts and humanities courses will have you exploring the fundamental questions we’ve been asking for generations.  

Study people and society, how we interact with one another and how we got to where we are today. Your arts and humanities degree will help develop your critical thinking skills — skills you can use to drive policy and social transformation. You’ll develop skills that can be used to take your life in almost any direction.

You think, therefore you are. Find an arts course at Swinburne today.

Why study with us?

#1 in Melbourne for student support services*

Highest median salary in Victoria#

Study Journalism at Swinburne

Study Journalism at Swinburne

GRADUATE SUCCESS

Follow Kirstie’s journey from undertaking a football PR internship as part of her Journalism degree to becoming Communications Manager — Community for AFL Victoria. The skills she learned in new media helped Kirstie future-proof her career.

Get a taste of our courses

  • Dustin Barter

    GRADUATE SUCCESS

    From Arts to Cambridge

    Since completing a Bachelor of Arts at Swinburne, Dustin Barter’s work with Oxfam has taken him throughout Asia and East Africa.

    Now he’s received a prestigious scholarship that gives him the opportunity to study at Cambridge University – for the second time.

  • STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    Becoming a Global Citizen

    It's not every internship that gives you the chance to see Beyoncé or meet Oprah.

    But they were just some of the incredible opportunities Politics and International Relations student William experienced during his internship with Global Citizen in New York.

    "It gave me a behind-the-scenes look at how an NGO such as Global Citizen operates,” he says.

Cultural study tours

  • Visiting the First Peoples Exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum
    Visiting the First Peoples Exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
  • Visiting the First Peoples Exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum
    Visiting the First Peoples Exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
  • Visiting the First Peoples Exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum
    Visiting the First Peoples Exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum

*QILT Student Experience Survey 2018–2019

#QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017–2019

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