Diploma in Arts (DipA)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).


The Diploma in Arts program is designed to provide students with an introduction to Arts courses to enable them to explore their options before taking on further study. On completion of the degree, and provided students complete 6 units of Level I courses in two separate study areas and achieve a GPA of 4.0 or higher, these courses can count toward a major and minor upon transfer into the Bachelor of Arts program.

Students complete 24 units of Level I courses with 21 units comprising courses in the Faculty of Arts, and a Core Competency Course of 3 units which may be in the Faculty of Arts or another Faculty. Depending on the courses studied, students may then be granted 24 units (1 year) of credit upon transfer into the Bachelor of Arts.

If a student successfully completes the Diploma in Arts and wishes to enter a program in another Faculty, this will be subject to the approval of the other Faculty.

Academic Program Rules for Diploma in Arts

There shall be a Diploma in Arts.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the Diploma in Arts and enable progression into a Bachelor of Arts Degree, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting on the following requirements with a combined total of no less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core Competency Course to the value of 3 units
  2. Arts courses to the value of 21 units

Core Courses