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Diploma of Arts

The Diploma of Arts program is ideal if you are seeking a flexible pathway to a bachelor degree.

Your direct pathway to University

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees

A$26,960

A$22,480

Per unit

A$3,370

A$2,810

Location

Duration

Two or three semesters

Intakes

February, June, October

CRICOS Code:

053148G

Diploma of Arts

The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 5 core units and 3 elective units. The elective units are dependent on articulation.

Core units

  • COMM101 Writing and Research for Arts and Communication
  • ARTS103 Ideas and Society
  • ARTS101 Reasoning and Argument
  • COMM104 Understanding International Communication
  • COMM150 Culture, Media and Communication

Choose 3 elective units

  • ARTS102 Understanding Crime and Criminality
  • COMM107 Language as Communication
  • COMM106 National and Global Media
  • COMM108 Digital Media Principles

(Units may change depending on articulation.)

Second year of your university degree

Macquarie University
(This is for students who have a packaged offer with Macquarie University).
GPA/4

Bachelor of Arts

1.5*

Bachelor of Arts (major in Media, Culture and Communication)

1.5*

Bachelor of Arts (major in International Communication)

1.5*

Bachelor of Arts (major in Criminology)

1.5*

Bachelor of Arts - Media

3.0

Bachelor of Marketing and Media

3.0

  • There may be some variation to the program core and elective units.
  • GPA is the Grade Point Average required for transfer to university.
  • *GPA applies to domestic students only.

Employment and career paths

Advertising, arts policy and administration, audience research, diplomacy, government and industry administration, international communication, journalism, media production, public relations, publishing and editing.

Average starting salaries

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Humanities: A$45,000

Languages: A$46,800

Performing/Visual Arts: A$40,000

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)