Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)

1 year full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students.


The range of advanced Graduate Diploma programs available in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences offer you choice and flexibility. The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) is a 12 month program, available in a range of specialisations, with a focus on analytical and research techniques. We also offer a number of specialised and professionally-focused advanced Graduate Diploma programs that enable you to gain practical skills that can be applied through internships and placements. An advanced Graduate Diploma that includes completion of a minor thesis can function as a pathway to a Masters by Research or PhD in a relevant area.

The Graduate Diploma (Advanced) is offered full-time or part-time.

For those looking for a specific, professionally-focused stream of study, we offer the following advanced Graduate 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.

Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)

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 Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) Handbook entry.

Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced)

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 Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced) Handbook entry.

Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Advanced)

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Advanced) is part of a new nested suite of courses associated with the already established Master of Journalism. It comprises four compulsory subjects, including Researching/Writing Stories, Video and Audio Journalism, and Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and Ethics, which will develop critical and technical skills. A number of journalism related electives will build on this skills base, through modules such as Investigative Journalism or Journalism Entrepreneurship in New Media. Together these subjects represent integral journalistic skills and understandings, with opportunities to study a limited number of advanced subjects.

View the Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Advanced) Handbook entry.
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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.
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