Plan your Bachelor of Arts
Get Started at Melbourne
Congratulations on your offer to The University of Melbourne! You can accept your offer, enrol in your degree and choose your subjects before you come onto campus. If you're not ready to start studying yet, you can also defer or decline your offer.
First time enrolment
Congratulations! You have received an offer! Now what happens? View information about enrolling, videos for new students, and the Artstart website.
Advice for planning, choosing, and changing a major. This includes a series of videos by academics talking about their study area.
Arts as Breadth
The Faculty of Arts have over 30 study areas, including languages, for you to enrich your undergraduate degree through breadth subjects.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is a three-year (full-time) course that offers unique flexibility and a broad range or subjects.
Enrolment and re-enrolment
To be recognised as a current student, you must enrol at the beginning of your course and then re-enrol every year for the duration of your course.
Once you’ve enrolled in your subjects, you will be ready to register for classes and choose your timetable. You can only register for classes during the official class registration period.
Faculty of Arts Orientation Week information sessions and the Arts O-Week Festival.
If you’re about to undertake a course at the University of Melbourne and have completed previous study at a tertiary level, you may be eligible to receive credit (advanced standing) towards your degree.
Leave of absence: Taking a break from your studies
Unexpected things sometimes happen in life or maybe you even have an itch to travel and see the world before knuckling down. If you wish to take time off from a course that you're currently enrolled in, you may be able to apply for a leave of absence.
The BA does not lead to a single career destination and students often raise questions about what they might do, and how they can establish a career direction. This series of videos describes the steps you can take to work out a career direction.
A description of learning resources available to BA students as well as an approach to essay writing in the BA.
Enrich your Bachelor of Arts
A list of intensive subjects offered within the Faculty of Arts as well as breadth subjects available to BA students.
If you’re about to undertake an undergraduate (bachelors) degree at the University, you may also choose to study a concurrent diploma. A concurrent diploma can enhance your employability and allow you to develop detailed knowledge in an area outside your main area of study.
UoM Overseas Subjects (UMOS)
Faculty of Arts students may wish to study overseas but are either unable or unwilling to commit themselves to a minimum semester-long program. These students may wish to participate in an intensive course run at an overseas institution during The University of Melbourne's winter or summer break.
Work Integrated Learning (Internships)
The Faculty of Arts offers a number of Work Integrated Learning internship programs with government, community, corporate and industry organisations. These specialised study programs serve as a bridge between study and work.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is a specialised year of study for students who have achieved academic excellence in their undergraduate degree. An honours year enables you to extend your knowledge of your area of specialisation.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free weekly study sessions with fellow students led by a high achieving student (PASS Leader) who has successfully completed the subject in a previous year.
Diploma in Languages
The Diploma in Languages is one of five concurrent diplomas offered to students enrolled in a bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne. There are 12 languages available to study.
The Faculty of Arts permits undergraduate students to undertake subjects of equivalent standing for credit at other Australian institutions. It also offers places to applicants from other tertiary institutions.
Information for BA students applying to study at an overseas institution through the University's Exchange program.
Incoming Exchange and Study Abroad
Information for international students studying on Exchange or in the Study Abroad program with the Faculty of Arts.
Arts Peer Mentoring Program
The Arts Peer Mentoring Program connects first year Bachelor of Arts students (mentees) with later year or former Bachelor of Arts students (mentors).
The Faculty of Arts is committed to increasing our recruitment and retention of Indigenous staff and students and believes that Indigenous Australians bring a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and skills that will inform, enrich and fundamentally improve the Faculty.
Work on campus
The Students@Work program provides on-campus employment opportunities (internships and professional roles) to current University of Melbourne students, allowing you to develop employability skills whilst enhancing connectivity and engagement with the University.
Faculty of Arts events
View all the exciting events relating to the Undergraduate program.
As a student, you may experience extraordinary or unusual circumstances, or ongoing circumstances that adversely affect your academic performance. The University has policies in place to support students who are experiencing academic disadvantage.
Overloading and Over-Enrolment
If you wish to undertake more than a standard study load during any given semester, you must apply to overload. If you’re nearing the end of your course and need more credit points to fill the course requirements, you may be eligible to over-enrol.
Academic Progress Including Unsatisfactory Progress
Keeping track of your academic progress is important during your time here as a student. At the end of each semester you should be aware of how you fared in each subject, and know what to do should any problems arise.
Student Complaints and Grievances
As a student, you may find that you need help to resolve problems that arise during your studies. Whatever the issue, the student complaints and grievances policy and procedure are designed to ensure that the problem is solved in a timely and effective manner.
Responsible Conduct and Expectations of Students Policy
What are responsible conduct and expectations required of students?
For information about enrolment, policy, and student administration please visit the Students website.
Ask a question
For frequently asked questions please visit the Ask Unimelb website.
Academic skills including Learning resources
Enabling students to realise their full academic potential and achieve excellence.
International Student Briefing
This International Student Briefing has been designed to support you in your transition to Melbourne. Use these resources as you start your enrolment and settle into Melbourne life.
Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development - Murrup Barak
The Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development was established in 2009 to increase the impact of the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous programs and maximise the University’s contribution to Indigenous development.
Melbourne Arts Student Society
Enrolled in an Arts, Media or Creative Arts subject? Or just love free food and great parties? The Melbourne Arts Students Society (M-ASS) is open to all Melbourne University students and is officially yours for the taking.
Faculty of Arts Exchange Enabling Scholarships
The Faculty of Arts Exchange Enabling Scholarships provide funding to students who might not be able to consider an overseas experience because of financial constraints or those who could benefit from additional financial support to enhance their experience.
Melbourne Global Mobility website
For detailed information about studying overseas please visit the Melbourne Global Mobility website.
- Getting Started at Melbourne
- See the Getting Started at Melbourne web page
- Administration of your course
- See the Manage my admin web page
- See the Students Enrolment web page
- Stop 1: information and services for current undergraduate students
- Contact Stop 1 online, on the phone or in person.