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Please note: This course will no longer be on offer to new students commencing in 2015.
Only students who have registered with Griffith University prior to 24/12/2014 and has completed at least 2 Units from the Diploma of Arts through OUA by the end of Study Period 4 2014 will be eligible to complete this award.
The final date on which a student will be able to receive the award of Diploma of Arts is 30/11/2016.
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The Diploma of Arts is an exit point from the Griffith University Bachelor of Arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts offers students the chance to study from a wide range of areas, allowing students to tailor a course that suits their individual needs. An Arts degree is perfect for those who have a love of learning.
The Griffith University Diploma of Arts develops student skills as they progress through each level of the degree. Students will build advanced skills in reading, analysis, interpretation and debate. These skills are essential for careers in the media, education, public administration and business.
You are recommended to follow this study pattern:
- Choose a major sequence and complete all Level 1 units first
- Complete Level 1 elective units
- Complete Level 2 and 3 studies
To achieve the Diploma of Arts, students must complete 16 units or their equivalent, comprising of the following elements:
- at least one Major (eight units) and Electives (eight units), a total of 16 units
- The major sequence must include four units at level 1, two units at level 2 and two units at level 3
- Students can take a maximum of eight units at first year level
- At least eight units must be Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia
Students who do not wish to complete an entire degree are able to complete either a Certificate of Arts, or a Diploma of Arts, depending on their needs. These smaller qualifications are beneficial for students who need to develop specialised knowledge or are just beginning their study and experiencing some trepidation.
Certificate of Arts
To achieve the Certificate of Arts, students must complete one approved Major, a total of eight units. This consists of four units at Level 1, two units at Level 2 and two units at Level 3. At least two units of the Certificate will need to be Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Note: Students intending to complete the Art History or Religion Studies Major will need to complete an additional two Griffith University units (in addition to the eight units within the Major) in order to meet this requirement. These can be any two Griffith university units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. For further information please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Griffith (OUA) Services at Griffith University.
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
This course has undergone a major change due to changes in the Australian Qualification Framework. Students who started their degree prior to 2015 can continue with the pre2015 course structure, provided the units are still available. All students beginning their studies from 2015 will need to study the new course structure.
Below is the link to the 2014 course page for reference:
Changes in 2015:
There has been an introduction of four core 1st year units which form a body of knowledge and skills that will be common to all Arts students completing the Bachelor of Arts.
Removal of Majors:
- Australian Studies
Addition of new Majors:
- Creative Writing
- Media Studies
- Public Relations
- Screen Culture
- Art History
Detailed transition arrangements have been established for students who are following the Program Structure on the OUA website AND for students who are following the Program Structure on the Griffith University website. Those continuing students currently enrolled in majors offered by other providers will be able to complete these majors as long as they are still available. A customised Study Plan will be completed by the Program Convenor for students who are remain enrolled in the program beyond 2015, to enable them to meet the qualification’s learning outcomes.
For existing students requiring further information regarding these changes and for study plan advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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