Message from the Dean : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia

Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music

Message from the Dean

Photograph of Winthrop Professor Krishna Sen

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts – a founding faculty of the University of Western Australia which was established in 1911 and is ranked as a leading university in Australia’s Group of Eight.

We teach and conduct research across 21 different discipline areas, which range from Anthropology and Archaeology through to Communication and Media Studies. We have a committed group of researchers and academics with expertise on studies in the cultures, histories, behaviours, languages and communities of the world. The Faculty’s School of Music teaches performance, composition and music education and its students are always in the limelight winning numerous prestigious awards.

We are thrilled to have been awarded a major grant to host the new Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions. We also host a number of research centres including the Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, the only one in Australia, which researches and preserves the rock art of the Pilbara Region.

Study in a Bachelor of Arts degree will give you skills to deal with challenges of a changing world. You will gain expertise in communicating in a variety of media, reasoning ability, problem solving and both critical and creative thinking. These are all attributes that employers seek and will assist you to achieve a successful career. UWA Arts graduates are just as successful in the job market as graduates from other faculties of this university. In addition our internationally renowned academic staffs are sought after by students seeking postgraduate studies and our graduates are among the most successful in the region and country.

We look forward to helping you accomplish your goals and aspirations, and I invite you to explore the opportunities available through an Arts degree in the Faculty of Arts.

Professor Krishna Sen


Faculty of Arts


Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music

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