Course summary

Whether your passion is in the social sciences, culture and politics or in the creative arts, the Associate Degree of Arts offered through SCU College will give you the confidence to take your study one step at a time towards a clear pathway to your future.

SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

The Associate Degree of Arts is very a flexible degree offering online and on-campus classes to help you fit study in to the rest of your life. Students develop a strong grounding in the humanities and will be prepared for further study in a Bachelor degree as well as for careers in a range of settings including in community relations, policy, design, and in the creative industries. 

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Arts are guaranteed entry and up to two years of credit towards a Bachelor of Arts.

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

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

Creativity

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

Ethical practice

apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within Arts and Social Sciences contexts.

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

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

Communication and social skills

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

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

Domestic duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

International duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

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

  1. To be awarded the Associate Degree of Arts a student will be required to successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. All six (6) units listed in Part A; and
    2. Any ten (10) units from Part B from either stream subject to pre-requisites.
  2. A student who has completed the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) may elect to be awarded a Diploma of Arts following withdrawal from candidature from the Associate Degree of Arts.

Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study - EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
Students are encouraged to select 8 units from the same stream to enable completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree.
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
AAD71103 - Design Fundamentals Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
AAD71107 - Looking at Art Introductory
AAD71108 - 3D Printing and Fabrication Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
AAD72202 - Modern Art and the Avant-Garde Intermediate
WRI10001 - Introduction to Creative Writing Introductory
ENG00400 - Introduction to Written Texts Introductory
1 unit from the Society and Culture Stream
Year 2, Session 2
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
WRI20001 - Writing for Young People Intermediate
AAD72204 - Art after 1960 Intermediate
1 unit from the Society and Culture Stream

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study -
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
Introductory
Students are encouraged to select 8 units from the same stream to enable completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree.
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
SOC00118 - Introduction to Sociology Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
SOC10296 - Understanding Community Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
HUM00270 - Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
HUM00272 - Space, Place and Travel Intermediate
POL10244 - Australian Politics Introductory
SOC10027 - Networked Society Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
SOC01123 - Deviance in Society Introductory
POL00005 - Ideas and Ideals in Politics Intermediate
2 units from the Creative Arts Stream

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study - EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
Students are encouraged to select 8 units from the same stream to enable completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree.
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
AAD71107 - Looking at Art Introductory
AAD71108 - 3D Printing and Fabrication Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
AAD72202 - Modern Art and the Avant-Garde Intermediate
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
WRI10001 - Introduction to Creative Writing Introductory
AAD71103 - Design Fundamentals Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
WRI20001 - Writing for Young People Intermediate
AAD72204 - Art after 1960 Intermediate
Year 3, Session 1
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
ENG00400 - Introduction to Written Texts Introductory
2 units from the Society and Culture Stream

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in the core College unit EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline in their first session of study
Introductory
Students are encouraged to select 8 units from the same stream to enable completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree.
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
SOC00118 - Introduction to Sociology Introductory
POL10244 - Australian Politics Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
SOC01123 - Deviance in Society Introductory
POL00005 - Ideas and Ideals in Politics Intermediate
SOC10296 - Understanding Community Introductory
1 unit from the Creative Arts Stream
Year 3, Session 1
HUM00272 - Space, Place and Travel Intermediate
HUM00270 - Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
SOC10027 - Networked Society Intermediate
1 unit from the Creative Arts Stream

Notes

Note 1: Students are encouraged to select 8 units from the same stream to enable completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree. The other two Part B units are selected from the other stream.

Unit groups

Society and Culture Stream

Title Level of learning Note
Complete all eight (8) units.
HUM00270 - Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
HUM00272 - Space, Place and Travel Intermediate
POL10244 - Australian Politics Introductory
SOC00118 - Introduction to Sociology Introductory
POL00005 - Ideas and Ideals in Politics Intermediate
SOC01123 - Deviance in Society Introductory
SOC10296 - Understanding Community Introductory
SOC10027 - Networked Society Intermediate