A whole new world of historic, environmental, social, behavioural and/or cultural features of humanity will open up, allowing you to analyse, reflect upon and anticipate patterns of human conduct. You will also develop the creative, critical and analytical skills that are so in demand by employers, and are a great foundation if you wish to pursue further study.
This flexibility allows you to focus on what interests you, plus you can direct your learning to gain a skillset for a particular career. You can choose your minor and electives from 31 diverse units in history, archaeology, writing, languages, psychology, screen and media studies, philosophy, sociology, music, theatre and performance, and many more.
IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 79
HASS100 - Foundations of Academic Research
HASS101 - Controversies: Foundations of Critical Social Analysis
WRIT101 - The Craft of Academic Writing
36 credit points
Complete a further 36 credit points of Elective Units with at least 12 credit points at 200/300-level. Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University subject to candidates meeting overall course requirements and prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.
A candidate shall:
be qualified for admission (see Admission, Credit and Enrolment Guidelines); or
hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:
English is the applicant's first language; or
Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or
A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or
Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or
A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*
When you graduate with an Advanced Diploma in Arts you will have a broad background knowledge that will assist you in a huge range of careers including, but not limited to:
government and public sector
research and analysis