Advanced Diploma in Arts

Why study the Advanced Diploma in Arts at UNE?

The Advanced Diploma in Arts is designed for those who wish to gain an undergraduate qualification that is shorter in length than the degree of Bachelor. This course examines historic, environmental, social, behavioural and cultural features of humanity, allowing students to analyse, reflect upon and anticipate patterns of human conduct.

Career Opportunities

Examples include positions in public and private sectors, such as management and administration, heritage and archival, policy and public relations, diplomacy and foreign affairs, translation, education, business, health, film and theatre, public relations, media, tourism, editing and publishing, and roles such as human resource officers, social researchers, town planners, welfare officers, administrative managers, park rangers, archaeologists, curators, psychologists and sociologists.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1.5 Years Full-time
Up to 6 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
International

2015 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 AdvDipArts
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 054919F
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
  • 1.5 Years Full-time
  • Up to 6 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / International
Total Credit Points 72
How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International Students apply directly to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

White (BCC 1)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Advanced Diploma in Arts in 2015.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) 1.5 years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the Advanced Diploma a candidate must pass units to the value of 72 credit points with a maximum of 36 credit points at 100-level and a minimum of 36 credit points at 200 or 300-level.

Except with the permission of the course coordinator, a candidate shall include:
(a) not more than 36 credit points at 100-level;
(b) not more than 12 credit points from units other than those listed in the Bachelor of Arts majors;
(c) units to the value of at least 24 credit points from one Major.

Program of Study

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

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 72 cps
Total 72 cps

Course Plans for each Commencing Trimester

Commencing in Trimester 1

Commencing in Trimester 2

Commencing in Trimester 3

Full-Time and Part-time Course Plans Full-Time and Part-time Course Plans Part-time Course Plans

Major

A major is defined in the rules of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Award of Degree

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

Exit Pathways

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Arts on completion of 48 credit points. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Advanced Diploma in Arts. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Student Appeals.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

Course Aims

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

The course aims to provide students with:

(a) a sound basis of knowledge in their chosen areas of study;

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

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

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

(e) an understanding of the value of ethical behaviour.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate general knowledge in one or more areas of study;
  2. analyse, synthesise and communicate ideas in their major and other fields of study;
  3. demonstrate a general understanding of the processes through which current knowledge has evolved in their major and other fields of study;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the relationships and connections within and across different fields of study;
  5. act as informed participants within a community of scholars; and
  6. effectively communicate and formulate a coherent argument to a range of contexts and problems.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will demonstrate general knowledge relevant to their fields of study, and have a firm understanding of the key principles, practices and boundaries of their discipline. This knowledge will be taught in lectures, unit materials, guided readings and online activities. It will be assessed throughout the degree through a range of different activities.

Communication Skills

Graduates will have skills that enable them to investigate, synthesise and communicate the ideas and information acquired from their areas of study including, where applicable, the possession of these skills in languages other than English. Students will be taught these skills through written and oral feedback on assessment tasks and through online and in-class discussions and activities. They will be assessed on their communication style, clarity of expression, development of ideas, referencing and ability to communicate the results of their study in a variety of formats appropriate to their fields of study. Students will recognise the importance of continuing to develop their communication skills, and be able to use appropriate communication technologies.

Global Perspectives

Graduates will demonstrate a general understanding and appreciation of the processes through which knowledge has evolved in their major and other fields of study. Students will be assessed on their capacity to understand the contextual implications of international events for their areas of study and will also understand the need to adopt transnational and multicultural approaches to the understanding of issues in their fields of study.

Information Literacy

Graduates will have skills in how to recognise relevant information and to use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access, document and use information. Through assessment tasks, they will learn how to critically evaluate the sources, values and validity of information, and to interpret it.

Life-Long 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 be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities. Through the completion of assessment tasks, students will develop the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write about and discuss a range of issues. These skills are transferable and essential lifelong skills.

Problem Solving

Graduates will have a sound understanding of key problem solving strategies in their fields of study and be able to apply these skills to develop their own responses to particular problems in different environments, topics and issues. The teaching, practise and assessment of these skills will occur primarily through online discussions as well as written and multi-media assessment tasks. Students will be assessed on their ability to understand assignment tasks and to integrate relevant theory and literature into their own analysis.

Social Responsibility

Graduates will be taught about their professional and ethical responsibilities as researchers to provide balanced and accurate research; they have a social responsibility to question and challenge the facts. Their awareness of these responsibilities will be assessed and taught through the activities assigned for assessment and through online discussions.

Team Work

Graduates will have group participation skills and the ability to work collaboratively. These skills will be developed through on-campus and online interactive teaching, where they will learn the importance of participating in discussions in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International Students

International Students apply directly to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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