Diploma of Arts


Entry Requirements

IELTS (Academic): IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5 correlate as FCE or CAE overall score of 162 with no skill less than 154

GCE ‘O’ Level: C

GCE ‘A’ Level: C


HKDSE: HKDSE Level 2 / Form 5-55%

English 119: C


Pearson’s (PTE Academic): 42

CELUSA (Academic English): AE3

Year 12 SACE:

Entry into Diploma Stage 1:

Year 11 Equivalent Entry - completion of SACE Stage 1

Entry into Diploma Stage 2:

A score of 8 in one of the approved SACE Year 12 English subjects (or equivalent Australian year 12/ SAT/ IB score).

Course Details

An introduction to contemporary issues in society, culture and communications that impact areas such as human services, creative industries, art and design

Learn the foundation concepts that will accelerate your progress into your chosen degree

Study with confidence in small class sizes and personalised teaching methods

Dedicated academic and personal support services to assist with your success

Student leadership opportunities to grow your skills further

Diploma Structure

Tertiary Preparation

Language for Study

Stage 1

Essential Study Skills

Information and New Media Technologies


Communication, People, Place and Culture

Academic Research and Critical Enquiry

Media and Society

Electives (choose 2)

Early Career Development

Business Fundamentals

Human Biology


Mathematics & Statistics

Physics 1

Stage 2

English for Academic Use Australia

Communication and Media

Intercultural Communication

Professional and Technical Communication

Digital Design Essentials

Introduction to Digital Media

Public Relations Theory and Practice

Psychology 1B

Cinematic Design

Hollywood Film and Television

Career Outcomes

Depending on your chosen UniSA specialisation, your career options can include:

Community and social services

Policy and research

Social justice and advocacy

Health, wellbeing and aged care



Pathway Leading to:

Bachelor of Arts (Applied Linguistics) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Literature) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Law, Policy and Politics) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Year 2

Bachelor of Communication and Media Year 2

Bachelor of Creative Industries Year 2

Bachelor of Film and Television Year 2

Bachelor of Psychology Year 2

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing Year 2

Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Studies)

Bachelor of Contemporary Art

Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation)"

Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability)"

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)"

Bachelor of Social Work"

Bachelor of Design (Graphic and Communication Design)

Bachelor of Design (Product Design)(AMA stream)

Bachelor of Design (Product Design)(ACO stream)

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Bachelor Early Childhood Education (Honours)

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)

Bachelor of Visual Effects

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Level of Study: Diploma

CRICOS Course Code: 081516A

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG

Annual Tuition: AUD$28,520.00

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