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. It can be undertaken as a progressive step between the Diploma of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Arts are eligible to proceed to the Bachelor of Arts. This course is designed to provide students with skills and knowledge in a range of disciplinary studies in the humanities, arts and social sciences. The Advanced 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. Graduates will have creative, critical and analytical skills to assist with future employment or to pursue further study.

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

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 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 UNE International

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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:

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or

(b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 48 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature.

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Further Information

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
(b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 48 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature.

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 award a candidate must pass units to the value of 72 credit points with not more than 48 credit points at 100-level and at least 24 credit points at 200/300-level.

To continue in the course a candidate must successfully complete 12 credit points of Core Units within the first 48 credit points of attempted units. Cadidates who fail to meet this course progression requirement will be asked to show cause as to why they should not have conditions placed on their continued enrolment or be discontinued from the course.

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
Approved Minor 24 cps
Elective Units 36 cps
Total 72 cps

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Approved Minors

Ancient History
Archaeology
Australian History
Chinese
Classical Languages
Criminology
English
French
German
History
Human Geography
Indigenous Studies
Indonesian
International History
Islamic Studies
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Music
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Physical Geography
Political and International Studies
Psychology
Screen and Media Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studies in Religion
Theatre and Performance
Writing

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 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 and Plagiarism Rules and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules - Plagiarism Investigation and Penalty Guidelines.

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:

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

(ii) the ability to effectively 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 independently and collaboratively;

(vi) self-reliance, especially in regards to the acquisition of information, the ability to assess evidence, convey ideas and answer questions;

(vii) a variety of skills to connect across geographical, disciplinary, social and cultural boundaries;

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

(ix) the skills demanded by employers in a global jobs market enabling them to achieve exciting and rewarding career outcomes.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate breadth of knowledge in one or more areas of study;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of theories, factual content and research procedures and practice in one or more fields 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 some degree of intellectual freedom in their fields of study;
  4. act as informed and accountable participants within a community of scholars; and
  5. display well-developed communication skills and, in the case of students taking language units, read, write and speak another language with competence and appreciate its cultural context.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will demonstrate general knowledge with some depth relevant to their fields of study, and have a firm understanding of the 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 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. Graduates will recognise the importance of continuing to develop their communication skills, and be able to use appropriate communication technologies.

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.

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. 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 practise ethical behaviour and professional standards. They will 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 graduates 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

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International Students

International students apply directly to UNE through UNE International

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