Diploma in Arts (Specialisation)
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.
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.
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Higher Education Study||Applicants for admission to the Diploma in Arts (Specialisation) must:
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;
c). Have been awarded, or be eligible for the award of, an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.
|Other Entry Pathways|
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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|Indicative annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $10,130
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022