Arts course delivery plans

International students

Part-time study is generally not available to international student visa holders. Full-time study is required to complete within the duration of your eCoE.

View the international version of your course page to see relevant fee, admission and study mode information for international students.

In January 2017, the College of Arts and College of Education merged to form a new college called the College of Arts and Education. At this time, all psychology and social work courses became part of the College of Health and Biomedicine.

Please refer to your course delivery plan on this page to see if you need to enrol in subjects/units in a particular sequence. It is your responsibility to check that you have completed any pre-requisite and co-requisite units for your chosen units of study. 

Plans are published as they become available. If your delivery plan is not available yet, you can check your course structure by referring to your course page.

If you will be studying with VU, we strongly encourage you to attend your enrolment information session:

  • First time enrolling students will receive information session details in their letter of offer.
  • Re-enrolling students please see the enrolment schedule for details.

Enrolment for all courses is completed online, except for those courses that are marked with an asterisk "*".
Enrolment for marked courses is completed by paper.

Majors, minors & units on offer

Majors, minors and breadth minors have now replaced specialisations in the College of Arts. Students who need to complete a specialisation are required to choose units in a major that matches their previous specialisation.

All units in the majors and minors are what used to be known as electives. Students in degrees that require electives can choose units from any major or minor as long as pre-requisites have been met.

A number of units have changed their unit code and/or unit name for 2017.

Choose the majors and minors relevant to you:

Diploma degree courses

Arts – ADAB

Bachelor degree courses

Arts – ABAB

Arts – ABBA

Bachelor of Arts – ABBA (available to continuing students only):

Arts (Advocacy & Mediation) – ABSM

Bachelor of Arts (Advocacy & Mediation) – ABSM (available to continuing students only):

Arts (Community Development) – ABSE

Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) – ABSE (available to continuing students only):

Arts (Criminal Justice Studies) – ABSJ

Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Studies) – ABSJ (available to continuing students only):

Arts (Honours) – AHBA

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – AHBA:

Arts (Legal Studies) – ABSL

Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies) – ABSL (available to continuing students only):

Communication – ABCO

Bachelor of Communication – ABCO (available to continuing students only):

Community Development – ABCD

Bachelor of Community Development – ABCD:

Creative Arts (Honours) – AHCA

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) – AHCA:

Creative Arts Industries – ABAI

Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries – ABAI (available to continuing students only):

Creative Industries – ABCR

Bachelor of Creative Industries – ABCR:

Criminal Justice – ABCJ

Bachelor of Criminal Justice – ABCJ:

Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies – ABCY

Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies – ABCY:

Interactive Media – ABIM

Bachelor of Interactive Media – ABIM (available to continuing students only):

International Studies – ABIS

Bachelor of International Studies – ABIS:

International Studies/Business – ABIB

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business – ABIB (available to continuing students only):

Marketing Communication – ABMM

Bachelor of Marketing Communication – ABMM:

Music – ABMC

Music – ABMU

Bachelor of Music – ABMU (available to continuing students only):

Professional and Creative Writing – ABWR

Bachelor of Professional and Creative Writing – ABWR (available to continuing students only):

Psychological Studies – ABPA

Bachelor of Psychological Studies – ABPA:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Psychological Studies (Honours) – AHPA

Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours) – AHPA:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Psychological Studies/Business – ABPB

Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Business – ABPB:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Psychology (Honours) – ABPC

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) – ABPC:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Science (Psychology) – ABPY

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – ABPY (available to continuing students only):

Screen Media – ABSN

Bachelor of Screen Media – ABSN:

Social Work – ABSW

Bachelor of Social Work – ABSW:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Social Work (Honours) – ABSX

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) – ABSX:

Graduate Certificate courses

Communication – ATCN

Graduate Certificate in Communication – ATCN:

Digital Media – ATDM

Graduate Certificate in Digital Media – ATDM:

International Community Development – ATID

Graduate Certificate in International Community Development – ATID:

Graduate Diploma courses

Communication – AGCN

Graduate Diploma in Communication – AGCN (available to continuing students only):

Communication – AGCO

Graduate Diploma in Communication – AGCO (available to continuing students only):

Counselling – AGPD

Graduate Diploma in Counselling – AGPD:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Digital Media – AGDM

Graduate Diploma in Digital Media – AGDM:

International Community Development – AGID

Graduate Diploma in International Community Development – AGID:

Modern Languages – AGXL*

Graduate Diploma in Modern Languages – AGXL (available to continuing students only):

*Enrolment for AGXL is completed by paper.

Psychology – AGPS

Graduate Diploma in Psychology – AGPS:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Master degree courses

Communication – AMCN

Master of Communication – AMCN:

Communication – AMCO

Master of Communication – AMCO (available to continuing students only):

Counselling – AMPE

Master of Counselling – AMPE:

This course will be moving to the College of Health and Biomedicine in 2017.

Digital Media – AMDM

Master of Digital Media – AMDM:

International Community Development – AMCD

Master of International Community Development – AMCD:

International Community Development – AMID

Master of International Community Development – AMID (available to continuing students only):

Further information

Find out more about what happens on the day for students enrolling at VU for the first time, as well as re-enrolment processes for our returning students.

If you need to get extra advice from your course coordinator, please make an appointment with them prior to your enrolment session.