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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) is a flexible yet integrated study program aimed at broadening students’ worldviews, while fostering critical and creative abilities necessary for the world of work and lifelong learning, such as critical thinking, creativity, written and spoken communication, research skills, historical, global and Christian ethical perspectives.

Students may specialise in Creative Writing or Music, while undertaking elective study from across the College, in such diverse areas as Christian Studies, Intercultural Studies, the Social Sciences and Philosophy.

*Tabor currently has students enrolled in a Master of Creative Writing program, however as of July 2017, intake for this qualification has ceased. 


Admissions Criteria {Tabor's Bachelor qualifications are nationally-recognised through our formal registration with TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Australia). As such, we are pleased to provide our admissions criteria via the link above.}


The Bachelor of Arts is the basic building block of tertiary education. A Bachelor of Arts can be a powerful springboard towards your dream job, or an opportunity to discover what you love doing, while developing essential skills along the way. It is also a first step towards further study, including specialisation in a chosen field through postgraduate work.

Arts graduates have in the past established careers in a wide range of areas, such as advertising and media, communications, policy, education, government, journalism, publishing, politics and media.
The following 8 subjects make up the Core Curriculum, designed to provide breadth of understanding across the major Arts areas, incorporating a minor specialisation in Christian Studies: Core Subjects

  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Origin of World Civilisations
  • Bible as Literature
  • Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice of Virtue
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • Christian Scripture
  • Theological Reflection on Life and Work
  • Exploring Contemporary Spirituality
  • Literature and the Christian Faith

 Majors*Students study a major sequence of 8 subjects from at least one (and up to 2) of the following areas: Creative Writing

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
  • Editing and Publishing for Writers
  • Writing Young Adult Fiction OR equivalent
  • Writing for Stage and Screen OR equivalent
  • Writing Fantasy and Sci-Fi OR equivalent
  • English Specialisation elective 1 (HU73xx)
  • English Specialisation elective 2 (HU73xx)


  • Music Performance 1
  • Music Performance 2
  • Music Performance 3
  • Theory and Analysis 1
  • Theory and Analysis 2
  • Music History and Instrumentation 1
  • Music History and Instrumentation 2
  • Composition and Arranging


  • Australian History
  • Medieval Europe
  • Making of Modern Europe: Early Modern History
  • Modern Europe: History Since the French Revolution
  • A History of Asia: Classical to Contemporary
  • History of the United States

*Other minors/electives can also be taken from across the college. 


Useful Information

ATAR: 60
SATAC Course Code: 5A0401
Course Duration: 3 years full time or equivalent part time.
Location: External (online) 
               On Campus: Adelaide
Intake: February and July
Entry Requirements: Completed Year 12 (either SACE or IB).
Qualify for Mature Age entry


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