The range of Postgraduate Diploma courses available in the GSHSS offers you choice and flexibility. The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PD-ARTS ) is a 12 month course, available in a range of specialisations, with a focus on analytical and research techniques. There are other, more professionally focused Postgraduate Diploma courses that enable you to gain practical skills that can be applied through internships and placements. If your Postgraduate Diploma includes completion of a minor thesis it can lead to a Masters by Research or PhD in a relevant area.
The Postgraduate Diploma is offered full-time or part-time.
For those looking for a more professionally focused stream of study, we offer the following Postgraduate Diploma options. Please note that each course has its own entry requirements and course structure, which you can read about in the Handbook links provided.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communications)
Students have the opportunity to complete the equivalent of a fourth-year honours with a research component or the equivalent of the first year of the Master of Global Media Communication. Exciting subjects like Journalism: Conflict and Society, Change in Journalism, and Cultural Policy and Power enable students to develop their strategic and policy skills. Graduates will be able to communicate and work within academic or policy environments.View the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communications) Handbook entry.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)
This stream is suitable for graduates seeking a career in publishing and communications, as well as professionals wishing to broaden their skill-set. The usage and understanding of technology and research skills are key components of this course. Modules such as Structural Editing and Editorial English will develop your writing and critical skills, and can be built on with electives ranging from Publishing and Communications to Technical Writing. An internship is offered as a subject and is recommended for those wishing to gain practical industry experience before they graduate.View the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications) Handbook entry.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Material Conservation)
The Minor Thesis module as well as electives like Conservation Professional Practices and Preventive Conservation will develop your skills as an advocate for cultural material conservation. Niche modules like Conservation of Photographs and Conservation Materials Chemistry shape students’ understanding of cultural diversity and the role of cultural material at a micro and macro level. Students will complete the program being able to critically think about conservation issues and their relevance to the wider community.View the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Material Conservation) Handbook entry.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Arts and Cultural Management)
Niche subjects like Arts Management and Arts Policy and Issues prepare graduates to work in the diverse arts industry. This may be within large organisations, government departments, or self-employment. Other electives like Interpreting Exhibitions and Indigenous Photography and Cultural Studies in Asia develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts.View the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Arts and Cultural Management) Handbook entry.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Professional Ethics)
Involving and practical modules like Ethical Theory and Practice, Inequality in Society and the World and Applied Ethics provide students with the tools to understand key concepts and issues in professional ethics. This course will appeal to professionals who want to understand and apply ethical methodology in their work, as well as those who want to become experts in this area.View the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Professional Ethics) Handbook entry.
You will have the opportunity to
- Become acquainted with important issues and conceptual frameworks relating to the area of study.
- Develop analytical and critical capacities, and the ability to apply these to contemporary issues.
- Demonstrate familiarity with key terms and concepts.
- Develop a solid background for further studies and research.
- Tailor your study via a range of electives.
- Study at your own pace, and benefit from flexible options including evening classes.