We're excited to welcome you as you begin your BA Journey

See below a range of video talks and messages introducing you to the BA and the Faculty of Arts communities.

Group study, Arts West (Building 148)

BA Welcome Online Sessions

Welcome from the Director of the BA

Dr Wendy Haslem welcomes you to the Faculty of Arts.

Getting Ready to Study Arts

Facilitated by Academic Skills advisors, Getting Ready to Study Arts will provide you with essential skills and tips you need to be a successful Arts student. You can download the presentation slides. Links mentioned in the session:

Course Planning for the BA

Facilitated by the Course Planning team from Stop 1, learn about the structure of the BA and have your questions answered. Links mentioned in the session:

Introducing the Melbourne Arts Student Society

Hear from committee members about why joining M-ASS was the best thing they did in first year and learn more about their social events and industry nights. Links mentioned in the session:

Shout Out

Shout Out is a gallery of self-produced videos by our students to connect with peers. Whether you are onshore or offshore, you have a place here.

Let's keep connected and Shout Out for each other.

Contact Dr Nira Rahman nira.rahman@unimelb.edu.au to express interest in contributing.

UMSU Campus Tour

Zip around Parkville campus with Isobel and Liv, two of your UMSU Host Program Directors! In this campus tour you'll see the essential sites that will help you find your way when you and the campus finally meet irl. With everything from common tram stops to facts about important Uni landmarks this is a one-stop-shop to navigating Parkville campus.

Tour script written by Sidonie Bird De La Cœur.

Finding Study Spaces

We know many of you will be looking for quiet study spaces to use while you're on campus and still attending online classes. There are study spaces on each level of the Arts West and the Old Arts buildings. You are also permitted to use empty classroom spaces as long as no timetabled activities are taking place. Use can use your Student Card to access these rooms.

The University's libraries also have many study spaces – it's advised you check the opening hours as these may be updated in accordance with public health requirements. Some of these are bookable – log into BookIt to check their availability and make a booking.

Student studying

Banner art by Caitlin Patane, The World Looks Different Now, Hand painted wooden frame and PVC inflatable globe, Dimensions variable, 2016.