Diploma in Arts

Why study the Diploma in Arts at UNE?

This course is designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge in a range of disciplinary studies in the humanities, arts and social sciences. The Diploma in Arts examines historic, environmental, social, behavioural and cultural features of humanity, allowing students to analyse, reflect upon and anticipate patterns of human conduct. Students will develop creative, critical and analytical skills to assist with future employment or to pursue further study.

The Diploma in Arts is an attractive option for students who would prefer to trial university study while gaining an introductory undergraduate qualification from which they could subsequently upgrade to either the Advanced Diploma of Arts or the Bachelor of Arts. It provides an alternative pathway to those students wishing to enrol in a teacher education award but who lack the required HSC results. The course also provides a means, especially for those students enrolled in a teacher education award, wishing to add an additional area of expertise to their qualifications, without having to commit to a full advanced diploma or bachelor degree. The course also functions as an exit award for students who have completed 48 credit points from units selected from Arts related courses.

Career Opportunities

Diploma in Arts graduates will have a broad background appropriate for further study or to assist with future employment in a range of areas requiring a basic knowledge of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students have the option to progress from the Diploma in Arts to the Advanced Diploma in Arts and the Bachelor of Arts and receive full advanced standing for all units they have completed in the Diploma.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation DipArts
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 093386G
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / International
Total Credit Points 48
Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except where approved for units completed as part of the Pathways Enabling Course or the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program or an approved articulation in the course).

Advanced standing will be granted for units which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course as follows:

(a) a maximum of 24 credit points for units completed at the University or another institution; or

(b) no limit will apply to advanced standing which is granted for units completed at the University and which have not been counted towards another qualification.

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except where approved for units completed as part of the Pathways Enabling Course or the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program or an approved articulation in the course.

Advanced Standing will be granted for units which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course as follows:
(a) a maximum of 24 credit points for units completed at the University or another institution; or
(b) no limit will apply to Advanced Standing which is granted for units completed at the University and which have not been counted towards another qualification.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 12 cps
Listed Units 36 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Diploma in Arts.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Diploma in Arts provides students with a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies from across the University, with a basic focus on aspects of human culture and achievement.

The course aims to provide students with:

(i) an introductory knowledge in their chosen areas of study;

(ii) the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired;

(iii) the ability to communicate effectively in a range of ways;

(iv) creative, critical and analytical skills;

(v) the ability to work both independently and collaboratively;

(vi) the skills to connect across geographical, disciplinary, social and cultural boundaries;

(vii) an understanding of the value of ethical behaviour; and

(viii) the foundational skills demanded by employers in a global jobs market.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate general knowledge in their chosen areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences and be able to apply that knowledge;
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of theories, factual content, research procedures and ethical practice in their areas of study;
  3. exhibit lifelong learning skills and employment skills including the ability to analyse, evaluate and communicate ideas, as well as solve problems with a degree of intellectual independence in their fields of study;
  4. act as informed participants within a community of scholars; and
  5. display communication skills and, in the case of students taking language units, read, write and speak another language at an introductory level and have some appreciation of its cultural context.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will possess knowldege relevant to their fields of study, and have an introductory understanding of key principles, practices and boundaries of the disciplines they study. They will also understand the need to adopt a global perspective to the understanding of issues in these fields.

Communication Skills

Graduates will have skills that enable them to communicate the ideas and information acquired from their areas of study, including, where applicable, the possession of these skills in languages other than English. Graduates will recognise the importance of continuing to develop their communication skills, and to be able to use appropriate communication technologies.

Problem Solving

Graduates will have an understanding of key problem solving strategies in their fields of study and be able to apply these skills.

Information Literacy

Graduates will have skills in how to recognise relevant information and to use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. They will be able to critically evaluate the sources, values and validity of information, and to interpret it.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will understand and practice ethical behaviour, as well as be open-minded about social, cultural and linguistic diversity in Australia and the world, and appreciate their ethical responsibilities towards colleagues, research subjects, the wider community and the environment.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will have the skills to continue to investigate, evaluate issues and further their learning. The development of intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills will enable students to be able to research, write about and discuss a range of issues. These skills are transferable and essential lifelong skills.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will develop skills in independent study as well as the ability to work collaboratively. They will learn the importance of participating in discussions in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.

How to Apply

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