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Diploma of Arts

Where will your degree take you?

No matter what your chosen career is, a foundation in arts will set you up for success in both creative and corporate environments, equipping you with a broad set of skills essential to all professions.

Based on further study and your chosen field of specialisation, your professional outcomes could vary. However, by pairing your diploma with further undergraduate study, you could open the door to a range of opportunities in your career.

Below is an outline of some of the possible roles if you pursue further study in study areas including communications, film, creative media, international relations, politics, and arts.


Global studies and IR

Further study in this area could lead to a range of roles in this area including:

  • International aid officer
  • Diplomat
  • Policy officer
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Politician


There are a range of roles across this field some of which include:

  • Content creators / managers
  • Creative directors
  • Brand managers
  • Public relations manager


The traditional and new media sector is large with growing opportunities and encompasses a broad range of creative roles, including:

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Journalist
  • Blogger/vlogger/podcaster
  • Copy editor

Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Most of our diploma graduates opt to transition to a full degree program. Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts guarantees you a place in related bachelor’s degrees at Bond University.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

Further study options

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Arts, credit will be awarded for all eight diploma subjects, meaning that you will transition into the third semester of your chosen bachelor’s degree:  

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