Graduate Diploma in Arts
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
This is a graduate diploma designed for those who wish to undertake a few units of study at postgraduate level in a particular area in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
A Graduate diploma is available in the following areas: Art History; English; Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies; History; Holocaust Studies; and Social Policy.
Candidates who have satisfied the requirements for the award of Graduate Diploma may apply to upgrade to the Masters course in the same sequence, provided that their results are of sufficient merit.
Please note: The Graduate Diploma in Arts will not be available from semester 1, 2014. A new Graduate Diploma in English Studies degree will replace the English specialisation in 2014. More information about this new degree will be available in June 2013. *This new program is subject to CRICOS Registration.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- ANHS6905 - Supervised Reading Course 1
- ANHS6906 - Supervised Reading Course 2
- ANTH6910 - Supervised Reading I
- ANTH6911 - Supervised Reading II
- ARCL6902 - The Archaeology of Athens
- ARHT5902 - Art Writing
- ARHT6914 - Art and Curatorship
- ARHT6923 - Gallery Internship
- ARHT6925 - Cinematographic Performance
- ARHT6933 - Australian Art: A World Upside Down
- ARHT6935 - The Art Museum: Past,Present and Future
- ARHT6937 - Curating Asian Art
- ARHT6939 - The Documentary Film
- ARHT6940 - Editing the Moving Image
- ARHT6941 - Aesthetic Debates & Curatorial Practices
- ARIN6901 - Network Society
- ARIN6902 - Internet Cultures and Governance
- ARIN6903 - Exploring Digital Cultures
- ARIN6912 - Digital Research and Publishing
- ARTS7000 - Academic Communication for Postgraduates
- ASNS6097 - Supervised Reading in Asian Studies (1)
- ASNS6098 - Supervised Reading in Asian Studies (2)
- ASNS6900 - Contemporary Asian Societies
- ASNS6901 - Japan in the Western Imagination
- ASNS6903 - Theory and Method in Asian Studies
- ASNS6905 - Asian Popular Culture
- DVST6901 - Development: Critical Perspectives A
- DVST6902 - Development: Critical Perspectives B
- DVST6904 - Rethinking Poverty
- ECOP6031 - Research in Political Economy
- ENGL6040 - Introduction to Old English
- ENGL6041 - Old English Texts
- ENGL6042 - Old Norse
- ENGL6907 - Essay (English)
- ENGL6915 - Recovering Meaning: Novel into Film
- ENGL6933 - Twentieth Century Confessional Writing
- ENGL6935 - Research Essay
- ENGL6936 - Writers at Work: Fiction
- ENGL6937 - Major Movements in Contemporary Prose
- ENGL6944 - Writers at Work: Poetry
- ENGL6945 - Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry
- ENGL6946 - Communication in Professional Contexts A
- ENGL6948 - American Author,American Auteur
- ENGL6962 - Communication in Professional Contexts B
- ENGL6967 - Literary Theory and Critical Practice
- ENGL6970 - Magazines and Australian Print Culture
- ENGL6985 - Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
- ENGL6991 - Classic Australian Works
- EUST6902 - Supervised Reading Course 1
- EUST6903 - Supervised Reading Course 2
- EUST7010 - European Language Acquisition 1
- EUST7011 - European Language Acquisition 2
- GCST5902 - Natures and Cultures of Bodies
- GCST6903 - Debates in Cultural Studies
- GCST6905 - Philosophy in the Feminine
- GOVT6135 - Global Environmental Politics
- GRKA7001 - Classical Greek for Postgraduates I
- GRKA7002 - Classical Greek for Postgraduates II
- HBRW6901 - Classical Hebrew for Postgraduates I
- HBRW6902 - Classical Hebrew for Postgraduates II
- HRTD6906 - The Philosophy of Human Rights
- HSTY6945 - Australian Cultural History: Problems
- HSTY6987 - Writing the Past
- HSTY7001 - The History of Human Rights
- JCTC6908 - The Australian Jewish Experience
- JCTC6912 - Holocaust Research: Trends and Problems
- JCTC6913 - German Jewish Experience
- JCTC6914 - Supervised Reading: Hebrew/Judaic Stud 1
- LATN7201 - Latin for Postgraduates I
- LATN7202 - Latin for Postgraduates II
- LNGS7001 - Structure of English
- LNGS7002 - Language,Society and Power
- LNGS7004 - Register and Genre in English
- LNGS7006 - Cross-Cultural Communication
- LNGS7102 - Educational Linguistics
- LNGS7272 - Additional Lang Learning:TESOL/SLT/LOTE
- LNGS7274 - Media Discourse
- LNGS7276 - Discourses of Globalisation
- LNGS7521 - Essay 1
- MECO6916 - Editing and Manuscript Preparation
- MECO6917 - Book Production and Publishing Business
- MUSM7035 - Ethics of Cultural Property
- PACS6901 - United Nations,Peace and Security
- PACS6907 - Gender and the Development of Peace
- PACS6911 - Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
- PACS6913 - Conflict in Organisations
- PACS6914 - Conflict-Resolving Media
- PACS6915 - Human Rights,Peace and Justice
- PACS6917 - Religion,War and Peace
- PACS6921 - Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace
- PACS6926 - Peace and Conflict in South-East Asia
- PACS6927 - Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
- PHIL7810 - Supervised Reading Course 1
- PHIL7811 - Supervised Reading Course 2
- PRFM5900 - Contemporary Performance
- PRFM5901 - Critical Theory and Performance
- PRFM5902 - Rehearsal Studies
- PRFM5903 - Rehearsal to Performance
- RLST6946 - Academic Research Project
- SANS5901 - Sanskrit for Postgraduates 1
- SANS5902 - Sanskrit for Postgraduates 2
- SANS5903 - Sanskrit for Postgraduates 3
- SANS5904 - Sanskrit for Postgraduates 4
- SCLG6901 - Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
- SCLG6902 - Doing Social Research
- SCLG6903 - New Debates in Social Theory
- SCLG6905 - Independent Study and Report
- SCLG6910 - Social Policy International Perspectives
- SCLG6918 - Introductory Quantitative Methods
- SCWK6902 - Social Research
- SCWK6910 - Working with Communities
- USSC6901 - Fundamentals of US Studies
- USSC6902 - US Politics: Presidency and Congress
- USSC6903 - US Foreign and National Security Policy
- USSC6905 - US Economic Policy and Regulation
- USSC6906 - US Constitution
- USSC6907 - American Exceptionalism
- USSC6914 - Key Issues in American Culture
- USSC6917 - The American City
- USSC6919 - American Film and Hollywood
- USSC6920 - US Media: Politics,Culture,Technology
- WMST6903 - Gender,Media and Consumer Societies
- WMST6922 - Dissertation Part 1
- WMST6923 - Dissertation Part 2
Further course information
The Graduate Diploma in Arts requires the satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp). Core or compulsory units of study may be included. Normally, a minimum 3 units of study (18cp) in the subject area are required, but this may vary in some subject areas (see the details under Specialisations). Other units of study are normally chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts is an advanced learning qualification in a chosen specialisation that may qualify graduates for further study or research opportunities in the subject area, or enhance career opportunities with employers who value the outstanding analytical, communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills of humanities and social sciences postgraduates.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts allows students to gain a postgraduate degree specialising in a particular field. Career opportunities depend upon which subject area is chosen for the Masters.
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Arts requires:
(a) completion of the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Arts with a minimum credit (65%) average, or equivalent qualification; or
(b) a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (60%) average, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification.
How to apply
How to apply
Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.
Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University via the International Office. Further information on applications and English language requirements and support services for international students is available on the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Arts.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Arts.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2012 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.