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.

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.


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

Subjects you can Study:

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.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Part time
North Terrace No info No Full time 1 year

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