A Diploma of Arts is a great way to sample a few subjects to extend knowledge in a particular focus area or before embarking on a more specialised degree program at university. The diploma will give students an introduction to study in the arts and upon completion will allow for the application for credit into other USQ programs. This diploma is a great entry point to other arts programs that do not have an audition and interview.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent

Structure:

8 units: 1 Arts Core course: Communication and Scholarship; remaining 7 units come from USQ course offerings.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied Media; Communication and Media Studies; Creative Media; English Literature; Indigenous studies; Journalism; Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese); Music (Theory and History); Public Relations; Theatre Theory; Visual Arts Theory; Anthropology; Community Welfare and Development; Community Engagement and Transformation; Contemporary International Studies; Education Studies; History; International Relations; Popular Culture; Biological Sciences; Biology; Health; Engineering and Sciences; Human Biology; Human Physiology; Physical Sciences; Psychology; Environment and Sustainability; Accounting; Administrative Management; Business Economics; Business Law; Finance; General Commerce; Human Resource Management; Information Technology Management; International Business; Management and Leadership; Marketing; Supply Chain Management; Sustainable Business; Sustainable Economics and Policy; Tourism Management; General Engineering; Agricultural Engineering; Buildings and Structures; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Electronic Manufacturing; Environmental Engineering; Geographic Information Systems; Land Use Management; Mechanical Engineering; Surveying

Study Pathways:

Pathways from this program include the Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business; Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Creative Arts; Bachelor of Communication; Bachelor of Social Science.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 1 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 1 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 2 years

At the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), you won’t just gain knowledge, we’ll help you discover belief. Belief that you can do it. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

USQ redefines flexible and online study and we are determined to prepare you for the virtual workforce. 

We are proud to be ranked Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time work^. In just over 50 years as a higher education provider, we have become internationally recognized for our practical, world-class research that delivers high impact solutions, and teaching excellence. 

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 77% of our students who study online with us, one of the top 3 Australian universities for online study*. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

If you’re looking to study a pathway program, or your first degree, we provide personalised support to help you reach your career goals. 

We offer degrees in:
  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 
Make this year the start of something great. With the option to study online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, we’ll help you unleash the courage to achieve your dreams. 

^ Graduations Destinations Survey, 2014-2016. 
* Online Study Australia, 2017.

USQ Research 

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic regional university that has evolved into a multi-campus teaching and research institution that provides education and research impact worldwide. 
USQ’s research and research training programs position the institution to support Australia’s innovation agenda, play a major role in regional development, and maintain a culture of scholarship and excellence that informs and inspires its learning and teaching program. 

We are committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance, but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders contributing to innovation that benefits our communities and the nation. 

USQ’s areas of research focus include:  
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness;
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology;
  • Digital Studies, principally the Digital Life initiative;
  • Environmental Sciences; 
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences, principally Regional Health and Wellbeing; 
  • Materials and Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mathematical and Data Sciences, principally Computational; 
  • Mathematics and Space Sciences; and  
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.

Contact

Australian & New Zealand
Phone: +61 7 4631 5315 
Freecall: 1800 269 500 
Email: study@usq.edu.au 
Fax: +61 7 4635 5550 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

International
Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
Skype: usq.international 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 


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