Diploma in Arts

Degree Type Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 316181
CRICOS none

Add the arts to your resume

You don’t have to sacrifice your interest in the arts. At the University of Adelaide, we support broad learning and insight across fields. With our diploma, you can pursue an arts major while completing an undergraduate degree outside the arts realm.

The diploma is also a pathway into university for students struggling to meet entry requirements on completion of year 12. It’s a great opportunity to see if pursuing arts at uni is for you, with the possibility of transferring into a bachelor program once you have some study under your belt.

What will you do?

Our Diploma in Arts is equal to a full major (24 units). If you’re enrolled in another undergraduate degree, this generally adds a year to your time at university.

The diploma offers all the arts majors listed in the Bachelor of Arts entry, other than: language studies, Mathematical Sciences, Modern Greek Studies, Psychology and Spanish Studies. Unlike in the Bachelor of Arts, a major in Liberal Arts is available through the diploma.

Where could it take you?

If you’ve already finished a bachelor degree, the Diploma in Arts can complement your studies in a range of ways. You might need to ‘upskill’ for professional development purposes (e.g. secondary school teachers). You might want to do an honours year or further postgraduate study in this new field. Perhaps you’re just interested in having a unique perspective and greater employability.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Thursday, 20 Dec 2018