Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink) (8 months)

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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.

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8 months full-time or equivalent part-time


Hawthorn (February, June, October) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time

VTAC course codes

  • 3400211011 (CSP)
  • 3400211503 (IFP)
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