Dean's welcome

Professor Mark ConsidineWelcome to the Faculty of Arts - the original and oldest faculty at the University of Melbourne. We are a diverse faculty with a common commitment to innovation and community engagement. We offer programs as wide-ranging as Indigenous Studies, Classics and Indonesian language. At the same time, we provide employment-relevant specialisations in such fields as public policy, journalism, linguistics, cultural conservation and development studies. Our programs reflect the inspiring ambitions of the Melbourne degrees with features such as: common curriculum in first year, clearer sequences through the three years, capstone subjects in every major, and improved opportunities for internships and study abroad programs.

While you will be immersing yourself in a rich and diverse academic life in one of the best Arts faculties in the world, I also hope you take the time to enjoy the other aspects of University life. There is a wide range of on campus activities and clubs to join; opportunities for volunteering and student leadership. Whatever path you choose I know that you will have an exciting and rewarding experience at Melbourne. Congratulations on your achievements thus far, I trust they will continue throughout your studies. I warmly welcome you to the Arts community.

Professor Mark Considine
Dean, Faculty of Arts