Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink) (8 months)
Want to know more about humanity, societies and cultures? The Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink) gives you an alternative pathway into higher education. You'll learn in a supportive and friendly university environment that prepares you to make meaningful social change.
Study Arts and Communication to learn about significant issues in today’s society. Better yet, you'll study how to address these issues and make a difference in the world. You'll learn how to do this as an individual and as part of a collaborative team.
Develop creative skills and research-based knowledge. Use critical thinking to offer solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Learn about the ethical principles and cultural competencies that shape modern thinking. Get practical strategies for improving your oral and written communication. Discover how content creation and digital literacy spread messages in a tech-driven world. This diploma will prepare you for further study in the arts, media and communications.
Over 8 months, you’ll study content that is similar to a bachelor degree, but in smaller class sizes – so you'll have more one-on-one time with your teachers. When you finish your UniLink diploma, you can move straight into a Bachelor of Media and Communications at Swinburne, adding no additional time or money to your studies.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (February, June, October) - View application and start dates
A$29680 (total for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- 6 core units (75 credit points)
- 2 elective units (25 credit points)
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
- think critically and have developed analytical skills so that they can communicate effectively in academic and workplace environments
- think logically and creatively when problem-solving within various contexts
- conduct research and present findings in both written and oral formats
- demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of marketing and why sustainable marketing is relevant for any organisation in a contemporary society
- identify and demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing managers in organisations and the contexts in which they operate
- identify and understand the importance of ethical, legal and security issues in managing information.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- Swinburne University's ELICOS program: English for Academic Purposes EAP 4 Upper Intermediate, with overall 65% and all skills 60% or above
- minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0
- any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
Find out more about English language requirements.
How to apply
View the Course Admission Information, which includes the ATAR and Student profiles for this course. Swinburne’s general admissions information is also available here.
Find out more
Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)