University Handbook 2018

Diploma of Arts

Course code/s: ADAS

Course Details
Location Shepparton
Course/Discipline Coordinator Lucinda Aberdeen
Course Code ADAS
Available to International Students Yes
Course Duration 1 Year Full-time or Part-time equivalent
Credit Points 120
Exchange Opportunity No
Leave of Absence Available Yes
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course Description

The Diploma of Arts is a one-year diploma offered to regional students who do not wish to undertake a full three-year length Bachelor of Arts, for either academic or personal reasons.

The Diploma of Arts offers an introduction to post-secondary study of humanities and social sciences in a supportive learning environment. The diploma will offer structured support throughout the course and successful completion will provide a pathway into the second year of the Bachelor of Arts.

The Diploma of Arts will keep the traditional flexibility of the first year of the Bachelor of Arts, and incorporate additional student support through the inclusion of an Academic Skills subject and the First Year Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Skills Seminar.

The flexibility of subject offerings in the Diploma of Arts allows students to gain knowledge and skills centred on their interests and career aspirations. Through classroom discussions, individual projects, assignments and teamwork, students will acquire skills to assist them for a career in a dynamic environment: creativity and flexibility, problem solving, communication skills, organisational skills and leadership. 

Course Structure

Semester 1



Rethinking Our Humanity

Discipline A Discipline B Discipline C
Ideas that Shook the World Discipline A Discipline B Discipline C

For details about what disciplines are available within the Diploma of Arts, please refer to the disciplines available in the Bachelor of Arts.

For further information about the Diploma of Arts, please contact the Shepparton Campus on (03) 5820 8600.


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