Tomorrow belongs to great communicators who can think creatively, critically and independently. This course is designed to give you the support and breadth of knowledge you need to thrive.
Note: You will be required to travel between campuses to complete this degree.
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Get ready to explore the fascinating world of Arts and Humanities, with over 25 majors to choose from. Whether you’re interested in International Relations or have an unwavering desire to learn more about Philosophy, this course will equip you with the critical skills needed to challenge conventional thinking.
When you successfully complete the 12-month diploma from The College, you gain guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Arts at Western Sydney University.
To apply, you will need one of the following;
- An ATAR of 55+, or
- Tertiary study (a certificate 3 or higher), or
- Work experience, equivalent of 12 months full-time in any field. Use our Statement of Service for proof of work experience.
Once you’re here, our mission is to make sure you have the supportive learning environment and flexibility to transform your life. That includes smaller class sizes with greater access to one-on-one teaching and support.
At The College, we’re dedicated to your success. We know that if you’re given a supportive learning environment with a dedicated team of educators, anything is possible. Our wide range of pathway options include University Foundation Studies, Extended Diplomas and Integrated Diploma/Bachelor courses. Your success starts here.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This course is available to domestic students only. International students should see the following course:
Fees and delivery
Diploma in Arts: $6,566*
*Maximum Student Contribution for the indicated period of study based on a full-time study load with no units failed or repeated.
Bachelor of Arts: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
For more details, consult Student Contribution Bands - Diploma Fees
Delivery: On campus
Full-time study load means approximately 4 days on campus.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As a graduate of this course, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Communication and media industries
- Psychology and counselling
- Cultural, political and social policy analysis
- Writing and publishing
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study and conduct research.
Welfare Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters.
Teaching (with further study)
Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
A translator converts the written word from one language into another. Translators must also understand cultural references, the intent of the writer and cadence of the text.
Psychologist (with further study)
Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.
Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives.
Music Professionals write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
College Pathways in Arts
Select a course type from the drop down.
Diploma in Arts / Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
Diploma in Arts / Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
Diploma in Arts / Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)
Diploma in Arts / Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)
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Consult The College Guide for steps on how to choose your course and how to apply.
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.