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Diploma of Arts

Diploma

Course snapshot

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  • Course abbreviation

    DipArts

  • Course code

    2125310

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Ready to kickstart a career in the creative industries? The Diploma of Arts empowers you to pursue your passion while equipping you with the skills for success at University. You will choose a specialisation in Arts, Digital Media, Art and Design or Contemporary Music.  

The Diploma of Arts is a pathway course into a range of Bachelor degrees in humanities, digital media, visual art and contemporary music, providing up to eight (8) units of credit towards these courses.

This course is offered through SCU College, where we understand that students have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to develop academic and study skills. 

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions within defined settings for one of the following areas of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined contexts for one of the following areas of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions within defined settings for one of the following areas of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work within defined settings for one of the following areas of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined settings for one of the following areas of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined contexts for one of the following areas of digital media, art and design, contemporary music, or humanities.

Students choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Art and Design
  • Contemporary Music.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Arts, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Arts or Digital Media or Art and Design or Contemporary Music

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Arts, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Arts or Digital Media or Art and Design or Contemporary Music

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College unit EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline, in their first term of study.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
CLST1003 Doing Cultural Studies
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1
N/A
CRTV1002 Create: Innovate: Change
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
CLST2002 Australia, Asia and the World
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
POLT1002 World Politics and Global Environmental Challenges
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
CLST1004 Critical Thinking for Digital Times
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Select one (1) unit from the following:
Option units

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College unit EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline, in their first term of study.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MDIA1001 Media Studies
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MDIA1002 Visual Communication and Design
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coomera
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
CRTV1002 Create: Innovate: Change
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
MDIA1004 Journalism in the Digital Age
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
MDIA1003 Digital Media Practices
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coomera
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
ARTD1004 Photography and Digital Imaging
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coomera
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

ARTD1008 Digital Fabrication
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term1
Term1
ARTD1001 Drawing
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term1
Term1
ARTD1002 Painting Essentials
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term2
Term2
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
ARTD1005 Printmaking Fundamentals
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term3
Term3
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
ARTD1006 Sculpture and Spatial Practice
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term4
Term4
ARTD1004 Photography and Digital Imaging
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coomera
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Specialisations
Students should select one (1) specialisation from the following:

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core units

EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
CLST1003 Doing Cultural Studies
CRTV1002 Create: Innovate: Change
CLST2002 Australia, Asia and the World
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
POLT1002 World Politics and Global Environmental Challenges
CLST1004 Critical Thinking for Digital Times

Option units

Select one (1) unit from the following :
CLST2003 Australian Cultural History
WRIT1001 Introduction to Written Texts
SOCI1003 Deviance in Society
MDIA1003 Digital Media Practices

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MDIA1001 Media Studies
MDIA1002 Visual Communication and Design
CRTV1002 Create: Innovate: Change
MDIA1004 Journalism in the Digital Age
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
ARTD1004 Photography and Digital Imaging
MDIA1003 Digital Media Practices

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ARTD1001 Drawing
ARTD1008 Digital Fabrication
ARTD1002 Painting Essentials
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
ARTD1005 Printmaking Fundamentals
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
ARTD1006 Sculpture and Spatial Practice
ARTD1004 Photography and Digital Imaging

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MUSC1012 Music Craft I
MUSC1001 Creative Music Practice I
MUSC1013 Music Craft II
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
MUSC1014 Music Craft III
MUSC1002 Creative Music Practice II
MUSC1015 Music Craft IV
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry