Welcome to the BA
We can't wait to meet you and show you how you'll be supported during your time in the Faculty of Arts. You'll be invited to a program of events in the lead up to O-Week in July 2022. In the meantime, feel free to browse the recordings from our start year information sessions below.
Meet the Director of the BA
A welcome address and Q&A with Professor Véronique Duché, the Director of the Bachelor of Arts.
Course Planning in the BA
The Course Planning team from Stop 1 explain the structure of the BA and answer student questions.
Getting Ready to Study Arts
Facilitated by Academic Skills advisors, Getting Ready to Study Arts will provide you with the essential skills and tips you need to be a successful Arts student.
Enterprise, Internships & Volunteering in the BA
Find out how you can complete an internship in the BA, as well as other work integrated opportunities such as enterprise projects and volunteering.
Global Experience in the BA
When it is safe to do so! Find out how you can have a global experience in the BA though exchange, study abroad, overseas subjects and internships.
Join a Peer Assisted Study Session
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free weekly study sessions run through a number of subjects in the BA. Facilitated by a student who has already completed the subject, the sessions are friendly, informal and collaborative. Come and find out what subjects have PASS and meet your PASS leaders.
Flagship Subject: Arts Discovery
Arts Discovery is our flagship subject for all commencing Bachelor of Arts (BA) students. It’s an essential introduction to the diversity and distinction of research in the humanities, social sciences and languages.
Learn a Language in the BA
There are over 10 languages on offer in the BA. Find out what they are, where you start and how they fit into the BA or the Diploma in Languages.
Learn about Student Services
The University of Melbourne offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia.
Offers course advice and can connect you with the full range of student services to support your success while studying at the University.
Health and Wellbeing
Provides health care and counselling for University of Melbourne students, staff and their dependents.
Helps you develop the academic and professional skills you need throughout your time at university and beyond.
Upcoming workshops and sessions
Attend a workshop on wellbeing, academic skill-building, careers and employability, and much more.
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.
The Arts West Building
Arts West (Building 148) is the home of the Bachelor of Arts. The building is located on the Royal Parade side of the Parkville campus and is accessible from Professor's Walk, Medical Road and the Baillieu Library. The building contains 24 modern, high-quality teaching spaces, a digital studio, a gallery and a façade that displays images from the University's cultural collections.
Finding Study Spaces
We know many of you will be looking for quiet study spaces to use while you're on campus and 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.