Diploma of Arts
Taste-test university studies
Do you want to try-out university study but not sure where to start? USQ’s Diploma of Arts will let you sample and see if you want to continue on to a bachelor’s degree. Personalise your diploma by choosing courses that interest you. Perhaps it is Journalism, Anthropology, Biology, History, Marketing, Tourism Management, Visual Arts or Engineering that you want to study.
Upgrade your knowledge
Do you have the necessary subject knowledge to meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree? If not, upgrade your knowledge of subjects such as Biology, Physical Sciences or Human Physiology with USQ’s Diploma of Arts.
Take your study to the next level
Enjoy your studies? You can go on to other USQ degrees such as USQ Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communication or Bachelor of Business and transfer some or all your credit from your Diploma of Arts study.
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 2 x units from First Discipline area
|plus 2 x units from Second Discipline area
|plus 2 x units from Third Discipline area
|plus 1 x approved course||1|
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 3, 2017 - Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018.