Diploma in Arts - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Diploma
Number of units: 16 units to complete
Provider:

This course has been withdrawn and is no longer available for new applicants. Students who are already working towards this degree can continue to enrol in units.

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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.

Please contact
oua-services@griffith.edu.au for more information.

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.

Majors


 

Complete 4 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Exploring Painting
VIS13 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Making Your Mark in Drawing
VIS14 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Introduction to History of Art and Design
VIS18 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Issues in Contemporary Art
VIS19 Curtin - SP2 SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian Art
VIS24 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Art in the Age of Revolution
VIS26 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Modernism in Art and Design
VIS27 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Art and Fashion
VIS29 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Perspectives on Beauty in Art
VIS330 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Art and the Environment
VIS320 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Complete 4 units from the following 9 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
 
Australian Studies: Images and Identities
AUS11 Griffith
Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
CHN11 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
CHN12 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Indonesian Studies 1A
IND11 CDU SP1 - SP3 -
Indonesian Studies 1B
IND12 CDU SP1 - SP3 -
Introduction to Asia
PAC10 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia
PAC11 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
The Political Economy of East Asia
PAC12 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
China in Transformation 1900-49
PAC131 Griffith - - SP3 -

1 This unit can be completed at either first or second year level

Complete 2 units from the following 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Debates in Australian History
AUS21 Griffith - - SP3 SP4
Indonesian Studies 2A
IND21 CDU SP1 - - -
Indonesian Studies 2B
IND22 CDU - - SP3 -
PAC202
China in Transformation 1900-49
PAC231 Griffith - - SP3 -
The Social Context of Asian Business
PAC240 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Chinese Political Economy and Business
PAC241 Griffith SP1 SP2 - -
Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia
PAC242 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -

1 This unit can be completed at either first or second year level
2 This unit can be completed at either second or third year level

Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
PAC301
Politics in Contemporary China
PAC31 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -
Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia
PAC32 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -

1 This unit can be completed at either second or third year level

Complete 4 units from the following 11 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
 
Australian Studies: Images and Identities
AUS11 Griffith
Comparative Indigenous Studies
ABT18 UniSA - - - SP4
Protecting Heritage Places
CUL11 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Education: The Social and Historical Context
EDUX106 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Gender, History and Culture
GEN11 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity
GEN14 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
The Making of Australia
MHIX109 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MHIX114 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Writing the Nation: Australian Literature to 1950
LCS12 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Australian Politics in a Global Context
POIX101 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Australian and Global Societies
SOCX175 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Debates in Australian History
AUS21 Griffith - - SP3 SP4
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender
POIX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Power and Legitimacy in Modern Political Thought
POIX206 Macquarie Coming in 2017
Australian Art
VIS24 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian History Since 1901
MHIX302 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 4 units from the following 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
 
Australian Studies: Images and Identities
AUS11 Griffith
Screen History and Research
CMM10 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
New Communication Technologies
CMM16 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Screen Analysis
CMM17 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
News and Politics
CMM18 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Text and Culture
CMM19 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Business Communication
COM12 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Creative and Professional Writing
COM14 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Complete 2 units from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Media Relations
CMM220 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Media Law
CMM26 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Media Audiences
CMM31 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Media Buying and Planning
CMM331 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Documentary Scriptwriting
CMM37 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Drama Screenwriting
CMM38 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4

1 This unit can be completed at either second or third year level

Complete 4 units from the following 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Education: The Social and Historical Context
EDUX106 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Gender, History and Culture
GEN11 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
The Making of Australia
MHIX109 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MHIX114 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Australian Politics in a Global Context
POIX101 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Perspectives on Security and Terrorism
POL192 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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War and Peace in World History
MHIX211 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Practical Ethics
PHIX242 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Complete 2 units from the following 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Twentieth Century Europe
MHIX321 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Australian History Since 1901
MHIX302 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Politics in Contemporary China
PAC31 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -
Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia
PAC32 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
International Security Studies
POL345 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4

1 This unit can be completed at either second or third year level

Complete 4 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Australian Studies: Images and Identities
AUS11 Griffith
Approaches to English Literature
ENGX120 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Writing the Nation: Australian Literature to 1950
LCS12 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Great Books
LTR110 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction
ENGX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Irish Literature
LCI21 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Understanding Narrative Fiction
LCS22 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Analysing Narrative Fiction
LCS23 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1929
LCS31 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Literature and History 1930 to 1990
LCS32 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
American Literature
LCS33 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 4 units from the following 7 units Required Elective Optional
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Australian Studies: Images and Identities
AUS11 Griffith
Gender, History and Culture
GEN11 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity
GEN14 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Australian and Global Societies
SOCX175 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SOCX180 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Sociology of Youth
SGY130 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to Sociology
SGY14 Griffith SP1 SP2 - -
Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Power, Difference and Recognition
SOCX225 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Sociology of Identity
SGY230 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Methods of Social Research
SOCX224 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Culture and Lifestyles
SGY250 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Human Services: Organisations, Structures and Policy
SOCX322 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SOCX329 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

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.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

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
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Please note:

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:

Bachelor of Arts 2014

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
  • Communications
     

Addition of new Majors:

  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Screen Culture
     

Restructured Majors:

  • Art History
  • Sociology
     

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 oua-services@griffith.edu.au

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