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, and Psychology. 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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 316181
    2019 CSP ATAR 56.75
    2019 CSP IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Higher Education Study Applicants for admission to the Diploma in Arts as a higher education applicant must be:

    a). Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or combined degree program at the University of Adelaide; b). Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at another recognised tertiary institution; or c). Have been awarded, or be eligible for the award of, an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 316181

    International applicants

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,680

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    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Administrative Assistant, Advertising Officer, Linguist, Market Researcher, Anthropologist, Marketing Planner, Archaeologist, Arts Administrator, Ministerial Adviser, Multimedia / Web Designer, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, News Presenter, Non Government Organisation Worker, Novelist, Columnist, Communications Officer, Parks Management, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Curator, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan for commencing students
    Year 1 Major Level I Major Level I
    Year 2 Major Level II Major Level II
    Year 3 Major Level III Major Level III
    Major Level III
    Capstone course
    6 units
    Note: the Diploma in Arts consists of studies in a single major over three years.
    Faculty of Arts major courses
    Study plans are available at the Faculty of Arts.
  • Further Study

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019