Don't just understand the important issues and conceptual frameworks relating to your area of study, but develop the analytical and critical capacities you need to apply to contemporary issues. A Graduate Diploma of Arts at The University of Melbourne builds a solid foundation for your further studies and research.
Examine contemporary modules like anthropology, gender studies, and creative writing, or opt to major or minor in languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, or French. Tailor your study through a range of electives and benefit from flexible study options, including evening classes.
Who is it for?
The Graduate Diploma in Arts is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in an unrelated area of study. If you're keen for further study, or want to gain new skills, you'll be introduced to a specialised area and emerge with a fresh body of knowledge. The 12-month structure gives you an opportunity to explore a new discipline before deciding on a longer period of study - it's an ideal program because there's no assumed knowledge in your chosen area.
Mix and match your subjects in the Graduate Diploma in Arts and improve your communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. After graduating, you may be eligible for a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) or a range of Masters by coursework.
Where will it take me?
Depending on the area of study you specialise in, with a Graduate Diploma in Arts you can expect to advance in areas including:
- Higher research and academia
- Public service
- Private enterprise
- Entry-level positions
Graduates from this degree have worked as:
- Secondary school teacher
- Senior policy advisor
- 31 May, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake*
- 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.
- Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions
- For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.
*Please note: This is a late application closing date. Submitting your application during this period may impact on your ability to receive a visa in time for commencement of classes. The Department of Home Affairs suggests submitting your visa application no later than 6 weeks before class commencement to avoid late commencement, and no earlier than 3 months before you are due to commence. Please see the Future students website for more details