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.

Course Fee:

International: $23,680

Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Criteria: Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency category 2. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


8 units: 1 Arts Core course; 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; 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:


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

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

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 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

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. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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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)

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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