The world has opened up and so are the many opportunities to study abroad–and if all you’ve been waiting for is a sign to pursue that dream, this is it.
Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia has revamped its Bachelor of Arts program to offer students more variety, more choices, and more real-world opportunities.
The changes bring even more work experience and focus on the future as it prepares its students to be confident communicators who are ready to unpack problems, influence the conversation, and make the change for a better world with the help of technology and innovation.
Here are five reasons why you’ll want to pursue a Bachelor of Arts with Swinburne.
1. Students build the degree they want
With four core subjects and opportunities to study topics from across the university, students are given more flexibility to discover their talents and passions.
Four core subjects prepare students to use their arts degree to engage in important conversations, communicate confidently and build industry-relevant skills. The subjects offer students a number of opportunities to hone their professional skills.
Students then have eight units to deep dive into a major and 12 units they can use however they like, whether to pursue another major within the BA or a co-major from across the university, such as animation, biotechnology, computer science, HR management, finance, marketing, motion design, neuroscience, screen production, or space technology. These 12 units could also be used to add minors, electives, study tours, overseas internships, internships, semesters abroad, or exchanges.
2. There are new interdisciplinary majors
Problems don’t exist in a vacuum and people shouldn’t think in boxes. Swinburne’s revamped Bachelor of Arts brings humanities and social science disciplines together in majors that focus on important and interesting issues.
The new majors are:
- Climate and social justice
- Ethics and technology
- Perspectives on globalization
- Politics, power, and technology
- Professional and creative writing (will be changed to Literature and Creative Writing by 2024)
- Screen Studies and popular culture
- Indigenous Studies
Swinburne allows you to pull from several disciplines, empowering everyone to address the challenges facing society from many perspectives.
Students can combine an interdisciplinary major with any one of 22 co-majors across the university, more than 50 minors, and scores of electives. The possibilities are endless!
3. Students will be given opportunities to hone their professional skills
Depending on the topic, students will build a job-relevant portfolio of podcasts, briefing papers, campaigns, and more. Assessments reflect real-life, so students are prepared to deliver what’s asked of them in the workplace.
Students can also take the single-unit course of Professional Practice, which provides a range of ways in which students can understand and enhance their professional skills through collaboration with external partners. These collaborations can take the form of placements, partner projects, or partner briefs. It aligns the BA with Horizon 2025 and in particular Moonshot 1 by giving every student a professional experience.
4. It is a tech-rich arts degree
Swinburne is a university of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, so these strengths are integrated into the new Bachelor of Arts.
Swinburne became Australia’s first and only Adobe Creative Campus in 2019. All students have access to the Adobe Creative Suite, free training and Adobe Digital Coaches are available to help one-on-one or in workshops. Adobe application skills are a huge asset in the workplace, and students will be able to test their skills in assessments and projects throughout their arts degree.
5. You can have a double degree
If new majors weren’t enough, Swinburne allows you to pursue a double degree that can be combined with the Bachelor of Arts, such as Business, Science, Law, Health Science, or Psychological Sciences.
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, for example, will suit those interested in not just how a person’s mind works, but the role they play in society, making it a great pathway to becoming a psychologist. Meanwhile, students in the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts can learn subjects like Space and Extra-Terrestrial Ethics, Bioethics and Biotechnology, and Digital Justice. The possibilities are endless!
Doesn’t this sound like a fantastic opportunity? We definitely think so! Swinburne University of Technology is accepting international student applications to its Bachelor of Arts program, so take that leap of faith today!
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