The Diploma of Arts provides you with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline at an introductory level, preparing you for employment in a range of fields, or further study. Successful completion of the course will allow you guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts at CQUniversity.
During your education and training you will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing a contemporary understanding of both the human condition and how society operates.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, and you will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.
As a graduate of the course, you may find career opportunities in administrative and assistant roles in a range of fields, including advertising, government administration and planning, communications, history, psychology and many more.
The Diploma of Arts course is available by both online study and on-campus and either full-time or part-time. You may choose part-time study while working in the industry, allowing you to earn and learn.
WHY STUDY AT CQUNIVERSITY
Our Humanities and Professional Communication courses aim to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of disciplines.
Wide choice of study areas
Choose from arts, including a number of dual degree options, sociology and professional communication. Our range of arts courses will provide you with the opportunity experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
Historically, sociology is among the original social sciences and is specifically concerned with how and why Western societies are organised the way they are. A combination of sociology, psychology, and social work will provide pathways to careers in the human services sector.
Professional communication aims to develop communication skills and knowledge within a corporate communication or media and journalism context. As a student, you can choose to focus on business communication or media practice. You will learn to communicate effectively, analyse communication requirements, develop, implement, and evaluate public relations campaigns and media strategies, and create innovative and professional media product.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.
The flexible structure of CQUniversity’s humanities and professional communication programs encourages you to tailor your course by combining a selection of majors and minors.
Completion of the Diploma of Arts will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:
- arts administration
- government administration and planning
- desktop publishing
- environmental planning and management
- nature and heritage conservation
- political research
Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent
Intakes: March, July
Course Duration: 1 year