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Diploma of Arts


Diploma of Arts

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Diploma of Arts


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature for the Diploma of Arts requires the applicant to:
be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at the University of Sydney and have approval for concurrent enrolment from the Deans of the Faculties and have completed one year fulltime (or equivalent part time) study; or
be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at another recognised tertiary institution and have completed one year fulltime (or equivalent part time) study; or
have been awarded, or be eligible for the award of, an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

4 Enrolment restrictions

A student may not enrol concurrently in two diploma courses unless, due to exceptional circumstances, permission has been granted by the Dean.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table A of the Bachelor of Arts.
To qualify for the award of the Diploma of Arts, a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points chosen from any of the subject areas listed in section 6 below, which may include an optional major or minor.
The requirements for a major or minor are set out in the Unit of Study Tables for Table A of the Bachelor or Arts.

6 Majors and minors

Completion of a major or minor is an optional requirement of the course. The majors and minors available are:
American Studies
Ancient History
Art History
Australian Literature (minor only)
Asian Studies
Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew
Celtic Studies (minor only)
Cultural Studies
Diversity Studies (minor only)
Digital Cultures
Film Studies
Gender Studies
Jewish Civilisation Thought and Culture
Studies in Religion
Theatre and Performance Studies
Writing Studies

7 Award of the diploma

The Diploma of Arts is awarded in a Pass grade only.

8 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2019.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2019 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.