Course summary

The Associate Degree of Arts is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) entry-level course that prepares students for continuing study and/or participation in a range of areas relevant to the humanities, culture, society and creative arts. It is a pathway into SCU's Bachelor degree studies in the areas of humanities, arts and creative arts

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Arts are guaranteed entry into the following linked degree program: Bachelor of Arts. Other pathways to arts-related courses are possible but may require a portfolio of work to enrol.

Graduates may receive up to 16 units of credit towards their undergraduate degree (depends on course and units studied).

This course is offered through SCU College. All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

The Associate Degree of Arts is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) entry-level course that prepares students for continuing study and/or participation in a range of areas relevant to the humanities, culture, society and creative arts. It is a pathway into SCU's Bachelor degree studies in the areas of humanities, arts and creative arts

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Arts are guaranteed entry into the following linked degree program: Bachelor of Arts. Other pathways to arts-related courses are possible but may require a portfolio of work to enrol.

Graduates may receive up to 16 units of credit towards their undergraduate degree (depends on course and units studied).

This course is offered through SCU College. All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

The Associate Degree of Arts includes core studies in the humanities and the creative arts that prepare students for further study through a choice of electives in more specialist areas. These study options assist students’ progression to a major area of study (depending on units completed), should they decide to articulate into Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Arts.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

CLO 1 Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify and analyse issues in a range of Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Creativity

CLO 1 Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify and analyse issues in a range of Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Ethical practice

CLO 2 Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Knowledge of a discipline

CLO3 Apply broad knowledge and skills within a range of Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Lifelong learning

CLO4 Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in broad Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Communication and social skills

CLO5 Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Cultural competence

CLO5 Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of Arts and Social Sciences contexts.


Course overview

Course code

2207276

Course abbreviation

AssocDegA

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 333361 053061
Lismore Session 1 333311 053111
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Arts a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of  sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. all eight (8) units listed in Part A; and
    2. Any eight (8) elective units chosen from Part B subject to pre-requisites.
  2. A candidate who while enrolled in the Associate Degree of Arts has completed the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) from Part A and/or Part B may elect to be awarded a Diploma of Arts following withdrawal from candidature for the Associate Degree.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
COM61001 - Pop: Encounters with the Arts and Humanities Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
SOC10399 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
WRI10002 - The Nature of Narrative: Self, Time, Place and the Environment Intermediate

Part B

Select eight (8) units from either stream

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors