Graduate Diploma in Arts

  • CRICOS code: 023190K

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Graduate Diploma in Arts at the University of Melbourne builds a solid foundation for your further studies and research. Develop the analytical and critical capacities you need to apply to contemporary contexts, and understand the important issues and conceptual frameworks relating to your area of study.

Examine contemporary modules like anthropology, gender studies, and creative writing, or opt to major or minor in languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, or French. Tailor your study through a range of electives and benefit from flexible study options, including evening classes.

Who is it for?

The Graduate Diploma in Arts is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in an unrelated area of study. If you’re keen for further study, or want to gain new skills, you will be introduced to a specialised area and emerge with a fresh body of knowledge. The 12-month structure gives you an opportunity to explore a new discipline before deciding on a longer period of study – it’s an ideal program because there’s no assumed knowledge in your chosen area.

Mix and match your subjects in the Graduate Diploma in Arts and improve your communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. After graduating, you may be eligible for a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) or a range of Masters by coursework.