Careers that fall within the arts and humanities banner are concerned with how society works; how we communicate; and how we can thrive.

  • Incredible subject choice

    Our arts and humanities degrees cover a huge range of interests and human activity—from the creative arts, languages, history and media, to criminology, international development, environmental policy and politics. They can equip you to succeed in a wide variety of valuable and rewarding roles, such as in:

    • government and public service
    • social planning and policy development
    • foreign affairs and diplomacy
    • festival management and cultural curation
    • crime prevention
    • humanitarian work
    • the creative industries
    • journalism.
  • An enviable location

    The University of Adelaide presents an ideal location for arts study. Our main campus' position in the heart of our city's central business district and cultural precinct puts a vast number of related bodies and organisations—government, private sector and not-for-profit—within an easy walk. Capitalising on this advantage, you'll have ample opportunity to deepen your real-world understanding through hands-on experience with one of these organisations in an extended internship.

  • Career prospects

    Employment growth for arts- and humanities-related roles range broadly from stable to very strong*.

Make History in Arts

Take a look at the wide range of careers and industry partnerships that our Arts students access during their studies.

  • Ranked 51-90 globally in Classics and Ancient History*
  • Internships for real-world experience
  • Employment in the Arts and Recreation Services projected to grow 10% by 2026^

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.
^ Australian Government, Labour Market Insights, 2023.

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Undertaking two degrees offered by the University has allowed me to broaden my skill base. Undertaking opportunities offered by the University such as study tours, internships and starting a club, my life perspective has also been broadened.