The Arts course includes specialist pathways of study in History and Cultural Heritage, Social Science (Psychology and Sociology), Regional and International Studies (including Southeast Asian Studies), Languages (Modern Greek, Indonesian and Mandarin) and Indigenous Knowledge (Yolngu Culture). Combinations of these specialist areas of study provide graduates with distinctive qualifications that lead to interesting and rewarding careers. The course builds on the University's unique location in northern Australia, adjacent to Southeast Asia. Employment opportunities include Federal, State and Territory government, land councils, museums, non-government agencies and the corporate sector, particularly where these organizations engage with Central and Northern Australia and Asia.
The Creative Arts and Industries course offers students a wide variety of creative pathways selected from the specialisations in the suite of professional creative courses in the cultural industries being offered at Charles Darwin University in New Media Design, Fine Arts, Communications, and Music, together with selected specialist areas of study in the humanities and social sciences . The combined degree allows students to develop their creative potential by providing the opportunity to pursue related specialisations from the two degrees to equip graduates for stimulating careers in a wide range of choices.
Graduates of this combined degree are awarded both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries.