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The Diploma of Arts offers a pathway to a broad range of career opportunities

Whether you are looking to pursue a career in Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, Global Studies (Sustainability), Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Psychological Science and Social Science the Diploma of Arts can start you on your journey.

Pathway into the third semester of a Bond Bachelor program

The Diploma of Arts is a two-semester program, allowing you to complete your diploma in only eight months. Upon successful completion of the diploma, you can pathway into the third semester of a Bond University undergraduate degree with a possible 80 credit points.

Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.

Diploma ProgramBachelor ProgramNumber of Credits
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Communication8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Communication (Business)8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Arts8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Psychological Science8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Journalism8*
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Social Science8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of International Relations8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Laws8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Business8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Film and Television8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Creative Artsup to 8**
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability)8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of Jurisprudence8
Diploma of ArtsBachelor of International Relations/ Bachelor of Business7

 *Students must choose an additional minor (4 subjects) to receive full credits.

**80 credit points available with a Communication Major. All other majors will receive 60 credit points.

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

About the program

The Diploma of Arts opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines including Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, Global Studies (Sustainability), Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Psychological Science and Social Science. Show more

The Diploma of Arts opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines including Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, Global Studies (Sustainability), Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Psychological Science and Social Science.  The Diploma of Arts will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. 

Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Students are advised to check the degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeDiploma
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media, Foundation Programs, International Relations and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeCO-00021
CRICOS code0101729
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Diploma of Arts is comprised of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Arts:

*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2020 fees: $15,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2021 fees: $16,240 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Domestic Students

Entry into the Diploma of Arts requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 20/ATAR 64.95-50.00). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and Diploma Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 20

International Students

View the International academic entry requirements.

English language proficiency requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to apply.

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