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Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink) (12 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

This Pre-Bachelor Offers

About

Students gain skills to prepare them for further study leading to roles in the arts, media and communication industries, including information research and analysis, and oral and written communication. The units are similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

The course will provide students with the latest skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a variety of roles in the dynamic and ever-changing industries associated with arts, media and communication. The program takes a strategic approach to arts and communication and links to theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to operate effectively in diverse settings within industry. Drawing on various discipline areas the diploma seeks to equip students with the knowledge and skills to achieve institutional/organisational needs and objectives.

Programme Structure

Core units

  • Communication Skills from a Global Perspective
  • Sociology in Context
  • Marketing Concept
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking and Research Methodology
  • Organisations and Management
  • Psychology Fundamentals
  • Academic Literacies (mandatory zero credit point unit)
  • Statistics 101
  • Digital Design
  • Interactive Design for Web Technologies
  • Microeconomics
  • 20th Century Design 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:

  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27270 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27270 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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