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There are two Arts Streams designed for students planning on studying an Arts degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or a Law degree within the Faculty of Law.

Arts/Social Sciences: for students intending to study a general degree across a broad range of Arts related fields.
*International Studies: suitable for students intending to study a degree with an International Studies component requiring no mathematics.

* International studies will no longer be offered from 2020 onwards

'The greatest gift you can give somebody is confidence and this is what UNSW Foundation Studies gave me.'

- Kelly from China

UNSW Foundation Studies Arts stream

Streams of Study 2020

SubjectsUnitsArts/Social Sciences
Academic English10

Communication for Success2

Computing for Academic Purposes4

Culture and Communication12

International Issues & Perspectives10


Maths E (Essentials) 6

Total Units


Popular Degree Programs

These are the degrees you could be doing in UNSW Sydney upon successful completion of your Foundation program in the Arts stream.

International Studies, Languages, Media & Communications, Education, Arts, Social Work, Criminology, Social Science, Music, Humanities. A full list of programs can be found here.


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There are a range of alternative UNSW pathways.
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