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Arts and Commerce Double Degree

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce - BA(Curtin), BCom(Curtin) - BB-ARTCOM Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Off-campus, mixed on- and off-campus, online and on-campus
Intake February or July

The Asian Studies major is not available in 2014.  

Duration 4 years full time

Course overview

This double degree offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of majors from the Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) and Commerce. Combining studies in arts and business has many benefits, including the ability to think outside the box and utilise both the left and right sides of the brain.

Studies in the arts focuses on creativity, problem solving, communication skills, and practical skills, with students able to utilise Curtin’s leading art, media and performance facilities. Meanwhile, studies in the business are career-orientated and equip students with the skills and knowledge required to be job-ready as soon as they graduate. This double degree provides you with diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

The majors available in this double degree are:

Arts (Humanities)

Anthropology and Sociology
Creative Writing
International Relations
Internet Communications
Literary and Cultural Studies
Performance Studies
Professional Writing and Publishing
Screen Arts


International Business
Public Relations
Tourism and Hospitality

Some combinations of majors in this double degree may be available to be completed fully online.

Please note the Asian Studies major is not available in 2014.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and MC Verbal

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. There may be a portfolio requirement for majors offered through the Faculty of Humanities School of Design and Art.


The Asian Studies major is not available in 2014.  


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Why Arts and Commerce Double Degree?

  • There is an extensive list of majors to choose from in both the Arts and Commerce degrees, allowing you to combine two areas of interest or complementary majors.
  • Double your career opportunities by gaining training in both arts and business.
  • Combine left brain study (logic, facts, figures) with right brain study (creativity, ability to see the bigger picture).
  • The next big development in business has been touted the “creative industry”. This double degree will put you in good stead for this new up-and-coming industry.
  • You will develop practical and industry-relevant skills in both areas.