Experience Days

Are you interested in studying a Bachelor of Arts? Gain an insight into the program by attending one of our Experience Days!

Communications and Digital Media: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Psychology: Thursday, 29 June 2017

Where: Bond University, Gold Coast

* This event is complimentary for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and one parent.

About the program

The Bachelor of Arts program encourages students to select combinations of subject areas and particular subjects that best suit their interests and career ambitions. It is a generalist program that offers you a choice of majors with the opportunity to either specialise in a particular area of study or to select complementary majors.

The Bachelor of Arts program provides students with not only a strong, but a broad set of skills essential to all professions no matter what the chosen career.

View the Bachelor of Arts - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Arts program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation (12)

Students must choose 12 subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects. Students must complete two or more majors, or one double major, from the list below of "Available Majors."

Electives (9)

Students must choose nine (9) elective subjects of which at least five (5) must come from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a long period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

Academic requirements

Year 12 school leaver

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Available Majors

Criminology Major*

The major comprises of six (6) subjects drawn from CRIM subjects and may include Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality and/or Introduction to Psychology: Learning & Social.

*Double majors are available in this subject area.

Film and Television Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects and must include

Film and Television Double Major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and includes all of those subjects previously listed plus

plus any other two (2) FITV subjects

Global Studies Major*

The major comprises six (6) subjects:

*This major is only available within the Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) program.

Computer Games Major*

The major comprises six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus one of the following subjects:

*This major is is only available within the Bachelor of Interactive Media and Design program

Digital Media Design*

The major comprises six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus one of the following

*This major is only available within the Bachelor of Interactive Media and Design program

Global Governance and Regional Politics Major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

and either

Plus four (4) subjects drawn from the following

International Relations Major*

The major comprises of six (6) subjects drawn from INTR subjects.

*Double majors are available in this subject area.

International Diplomacy Major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

plus three (3) of the following:

OR two (2) subjects drawn from the list above plus one Foreign Language subject.

Journalism Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects drawn from the JOUR offerings but must include

Journalism Double Major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and includes all of those subjects previously listed, and three (3) drawn from

and a further three (3) from the JOUR offerings

Please note that the BJOUR varies from the above, and does not allow a double major structure.

Television Journalism Major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and must include:

plus four (4) subjects drawn from the JOUR offerings,

plus five (5) subjects drawn from the FITV offerings.

Please note that the BJOUR varies from the above, and does not allow a double major structure.

Chinese Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad).

Chinese Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

English as an International Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects drawn from ENIL subjects.

French Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad).

French Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

Japanese Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad).

Japanese Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

Spanish Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad)..

Spanish Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

The major comprises of six (6) subjects drawn from PHIL subjects

Public Relations Major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus two (2) from the following:

Testimonials

I studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism and Communication at Bond University. I chose to study at Bond as I was awarded the John Burton Cadetship Scholarship, that allowed me to work as a Journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin for three months.

I enjoyed my time at Bond University and thank my Professors for always treating me as a person, rather than a number - which often happens at large universities.

While at Bond I was fortunate enough to receive a News Limited Cadetship which allowed me to work at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. The three months at the South China Morning Post was a fantastic experience!

I am currently the Director and Owner of Wings Public Relations and am responsible for all aspects of the firm. I manage people, conduct business development, liaise and support clients and overall all public relation activities including media management and social media. 

I recommend undertaking a well-rounded degree at Bond - I did some French and Law subjects and found they gave me a bit of edge when out the 'real world' and my studies have helped me get to where I am today. 

When I showed my academic my assignment, they said "I think you have the potential to change the games industry." Their belief in me fuelled me to seek the opportunities that have lead me to where I am today. Bond allowed me to become independent and gave me the foundation to pursue my lifelong passion to develop games. For someone considering attending Bond, my advice would be:

Your degree is what you make of it. Be prepared to work hard, and don’t be afraid to reach out to others.