Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00123M

The Diploma in Arts allows students to pursue studies in one of the Arts majors while completing an undergraduate degree (usually in a faculty other than Arts). It is also open to students who have already completed an undergraduate degree who want to complement their studies, pursue studies in a different field, or 'upskill' for professional development purposes (e.g. secondary school teachers). It is the equivalent to a full major (24 units) and for students enrolled in an undergraduate degree generally adds a further year to the length of studies. The Diploma in Arts will allow students who have already graduated with a Bachelor degree to progress to an Honours year or further postgraduate study in a different field. The Diploma is offered in any of the Arts majors listed in the Bachelor of Arts program other than languages, and includes a Liberal Arts major comprising courses drawn from the current majors.


The Diploma in Arts consists of studies in a single major over three years.


  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the Diploma in Arts must: be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or combined degree program at the University of Adelaide
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at another recognised tertiary institution
  • Or have been awarded, or be eligible for the award of, an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace
  • ATAR: 55

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