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Barbara Rugendyke, Dean and Head of School of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor Barbara Rugendyke
Dean and Head of School
School of Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Social Sciences

The School of Arts and Social Sciences offers a diverse range of degrees to students across the Lismore, Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses of Southern Cross University. Join us and you join a vibrant learning community!

Our courses are informed by scholarly research of value to society. We pride ourselves on producing graduates who are ethical, reflective global citizens, committed to community engagement and lifelong learning. We equip graduates with the knowledge and skills for careers in rapidly changing and competitive regional, national and global environments.

A multidisciplinary and creative learning community, the School provides quality teaching and supports focused research in the fields of visual arts, music, media, arts and humanities, social welfare and the social sciences. The School of Arts and Social Sciences offers a stimulating research environment, reflected in strong enrolments in both Honours and postgraduate research awards.

Courses are available for study on campus, or online. The School provides modern purpose built facilities for music, media and visual arts students. The School of Arts and Sciences' team of highly qualified, dedicated academic staff is committed to offering inspiring, socially relevant curricula and a caring, supportive learning environment for our students as they progress through their studies.

We look forward to welcoming you to study with us at Southern Cross University. It will be our privilege to journey alongside you as you complete your course, which I am sure will be exciting, rewarding and life-changing!

Professor Barbara Rugendyke
Dean and Head of School of Arts and Social Sciences