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Diploma of Arts

An Introduction to contemporary issues in society, and influence of culture and communication, as well as providing foundation concepts to accelerate your progress in your proposed area of degree studies.

Your pathway to UniSA

Stage 1 Core Courses

  • Academic Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Information and New Media Technologies
  • Communication; People, Place and Culture
  • Design
  • Media & Society

Stage 1 Elective Courses

Students select 2 courses

  • Business Studies 1
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Science and Society
  • Human Biology
  • Programming

Stage 2 Core Courses

  • Communication and the Media
  • Digital Design Essentials
  • Ideas, Innovation and Communication
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Professional and Technical Communication

Stage 2 Specialist Stream Courses

Stage 2 Specialist stream courses

Student completes 2 courses from chosen stream

Communication stream (C)

  • Public Relations Theory and Practice
  • Psychology 1B

Media Arts stream (MA)

  • Design Language in Media Arts
  • Introduction to Film and Television

Entry into 2nd year of the University of South Australia

Year 1 with advanced standing of the University of South Australia

Popular Careers for Graduates

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

  • Run your own practice
  • Private firms
  • Commercial organisation
  • Charted architect

Bachelor of Arts

  • Communications
  • Management and Administration
  • Education
  • Advertising
  • Writing and Editing
  • Organisational Communication

Bachelor of Communication and Media

  • Advertising
  • Cultural policy development
  • Creative industry management
  • Education
  • International affairs
  • Politics
  • Public relations
  • Public service

Bachelor of Design

  • Art Director
  • Animator
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Freelance design business

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

  • Corporate furniture suppliers
  • Private firms
  • Furniture and expedition designs

Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing

  • Publications
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Desktop publisher
  • Journalist
  • Corporate affairs

Bachelor of Media Arts

  • Animator
  • Web designer
  • Publication designer
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Lighting technician
  • Script writer
  • Camera hand
  • Editor
  • Graphic designer
  • Film and video producer
  • Musician
  • Sound Technician

Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • Disability Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training Officer
  • Crime Prevention Officer
  • Drug/Alcohol Case Worker

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Human Services)

  • Family and youth services
  • Community development
  • Correctional services
  • Disability services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Mental health services
  • Government departments

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Aged care
  • Domestic violence
  • Child and youth welfare
  • Multicultural services
  • Community development
  • Legal and court services
  • Research and private industry

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)

  • Art teacher
  • Photographer
  • Textile artist
  • Glass designer

IELTS for university entry to Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Primary Middle) = Overall 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all bands)

Average Starting salaries

According to 2014 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, average national graduate starting salaries are:

  • Humanities: A$46,000
  • Psychology: A$49,900
  • Social Work: A$55,000
  • Visual Performing Arts: A$40,000

Fees

Year International Students Australian Students

2016

Stage 1* Stage 2 Stage 1^ Stage 2

$19,920

$23,800 ($2,975 per unit)

$10,920

$14,120 ($1,765 per unit)

*Core courses = $3,200 per unit, stream courses = $2,400 per unit
^Core courses = $1,700 per unit, stream courses = $1,275 per unit