Arts Degrees on offer in Victoria


Most universities in Victoria offer an Arts degree, and some of these are listed below.  Students should note that the prerequisite VCE subject for most Arts degrees is only an English or EAL.  For a comprehensive list of courses (including the many double-degree options) on offer at universities, visit VTAC.

ACU M – Melbourne Campus


Business studies, Drama, Economics, History, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Study of Religions/Theological Studies, Visual arts. 50.00 (M)

G – Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus M – Melbourne Campus

W – Warrnambool Campus

Animation, Anthropology, Arabic, Australian studies, Children’s literature, Chinese, Criminology, Dance, Drama, Film studies, History, Indonesian, International relations, Journalism, Language and culture, Literary studies, Media studies, Middle East studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and policy studies, Professional and Creative Writing, Public relations, Sociology, Spanish, Visual arts. 55.10 (G) 60.15 (M)

n/a (W)

FEDERATION UNI G – Gippsland Campus MH – Mount Helen Campus History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Literature, Media and Screen Studies, Philosophy, Psychology (APAC accredited), Sociology, Writing. n/a (G) n/a (MH)
LA TROBE M – Melbourne Campus Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian studies, Chinese, Communication studies, Creative Arts, Economics, English, French, Greek, History, Indonesian, Italian studies, Japanese, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish. 50.05 (M)
MONASH Ca – Caulfield Campus CL – Clayton Campus Ancient cultures, Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Australia in the world, Australian studies, Behavioural studies, Bioethics, Chinese studies, Communications and media studies, Criminology, English as an international language, Film and screen studies, French studies, German studies, History, Holocaust and genocide studies, Human geography, Human rights, Humanities, Indigenous cultures and histories, Indonesian studies, International relations, International studies, Islamic studies, Italian studies, Japanese studies, Jewish studies, Journalism, Korean studies, Languages, Linguistics, Literary studies, Music, Performance, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious studies, Social science, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies, Theatre, Ukrainian studies. 81.00 (Ca) 85.00 (Cl)

H – Hawthorn Campus

* Professional Degree

Chinese, Cinema and screen studies, Creative writing and literature, Criminology, Digital advertising technology, Environmental sustainability, History, International studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media industries, Philosophy, Politics and international relations, Professional writing and editing, Social media, Sociology. 60.00 (H)

80.00+ (H)*

UNI MELBOURNE P – Parkville Campus Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art history, Asian studies, Australian Indigenous studies, Chinese, Chinese studies (minor), Classics, Creative writing, Criminology, Development studies (minor), Economics, English and theatre studies, English language studies (minor), Environmental studies (minor), European studies (minor), French, Gender studies, Geography, German, Hebrew and Jewish studies, History, History and philosophy of science, Indonesian, Islamic studies, Italian, Japanese, Knowledge and learning (minor), Law and justice (minor), Linguistics and applied linguistics, Media and communications, Philosophy, Politics and international studies, Psychology, Russian, Screen and cultural studies, Social theory (minor), Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies. 88.85 (P)

FN – Footscray Nelson Campus FP – Footscray Park Campus

Communication studies, Gender studies, History, Indigenous studies, Literary studies, Politics and international relations, Professional and creative writing, Sociology, Vietnamese, Visual art. n/a (FN)

n/a (FP)



There is often the debate about the value of an Arts Degree and what kind of role an Arts Graduate could find in industry. La Trobe University – What can I do with Arts? lists a number of roles including –

  • Teaching & educational administration
  • International aid and trade agencies
  • Arts production and management
  • Public service and social welfare agencies
  • General management and administration (local and global)
  • Communications industry, publishing, media and public relations
  • Tourism and hospitality


One of the very important things for students to note, is that an Arts’ student learns skills that are very transferrable in industry.  These include communication skills, critical thinking and reading skills, analytical skills, and research skills – browse Career FAQS – What to do with your Arts Degree to learn more!