Arts and Humanities

Taking action starts with understanding interaction.

We believe an understanding of language, people and culture is key to effecting world change. That’s what makes Swinburne arts and humanities courses special.

Arts and humanities courses take you on a life-changing journey into human interaction and behaviour. Together, we uncover how today’s technology impacts the way we think, behave and interact. You’ll also learn what drives different people, and the connections between social science and communication.

An arts and humanities course could lead to a career in policy development, community work, international relations, publishing, politics, social change, education and beyond.

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.

Cultural study tours

Photograph of Leah, studying arts

I was inspired by students visiting Swinburne on exchange to take advantage of overseas study opportunities. My study abroad experience has given me more confidence and strong adaptability skills, and I've forged lifelong friendships.


Bachelor of Arts

Joanne Hajjar accepting graduation scroll from Chancellor Graham Goldsmith

Take on a Grand Challenge

Is the Great Australian Dream of a quarter acre block dead? Will we be renters for life? How can we afford decent housing? In her final-year Grand Challenges project, Joanna Hajjar (pictured) wrestled with those questions and developed solutions alongside experts and fellow students.  

You too could dive into a Grand Challenge of your own, covering topics like sustainable cities or digital transformations in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Transitions.

Arts and Humanities news

Arts and Humanities stories