People often ask us, ‘what is Humanities?’. The Humanities are the areas of study connected with human thought and culture. These areas (such as languages, philosophy, literature and theology) have been taught at universities almost as long as there have been universities. Today the discipline of Humanities and Creative Arts in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences includes Archaeology, Australian Studies, Creative Arts (Creative Writing, Drama, Screen and Digital Media studies as well as streams in Dance, Fashion and Visual Arts in partnership with TAFE SA ), Drama, English, Languages, Philosophy, Screen and Media, Theology and Tourism.

Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University allows students to immerse themselves in a rich and diverse range of areas, either through a Bachelor of Arts, or one of our specialist degrees. We have a range of graduate degrees for those wishing to take their studies further.

Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities brings together researchers from all areas of the humanities, including those from other parts of the University and runs a range of seminars and conferences. These links in research are complemented by the collaboration that occurs in the teaching of both our undergraduate and graduate programmes, with connections made with numerous other Colleges across Flinders.

The Humanities Building is equipped with specialty teaching spaces for Archaeology and Screen and Media students and has a number of computer based seminar rooms. It is nestled between the Central Library, the Plaza and the Lake, allowing our students to enjoy the full university experience. Our teaching and professional staff are passionate about the humanities, and dedicated to the development of our students academically, professionally and personally.  We aim to develop curiosity as well as knowledge, and encourage our students to think independently while providing opportunities to enhance the skills relevant to today's – and tomorrow's – workplace. 

Please feel free to contact us at HASSenquiries@flinders.edu.au any time.

Professor Diana Glenn
Dean, Humanities and Creative Arts