Diploma in Arts
- Take advantage of the flexible nature of a program that's open to graduates in any field of study.
- Choose from over 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages
- Discover a whole new world of learning from historic to modern-day subjects, including Art History, Philosophy, Writing, Music, International Relations, English Literature and more.
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Ancient Greek
- Ancient History
- Ancient History/History
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Research experience
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'.
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Arts development officer
- Arts journalist
- Arts and cultural officer
- Arts curator
- Classics teacher
- Language teacher
- Community planning and policy adviser
- History and humanities teacher
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
PTE Academic - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Diploma in Arts are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Additional application information
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Diploma in Arts are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.