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What will I learn?

The Associate Degree in Arts is a two-year course, full time (or part-time equivalent), specifically intended to assist students gain skills and knowledge in arts and academic studies in general. The course offers introductory units in academic literacy, computer application and critical thinking, and its structure is designed to enable students to gain core knowledge in at least two arts disciplines. The course provides a supported pathway into university study and eligible graduates may progress onto a University of Tasmania Bachelor of Arts degree. The Associate Degree may also be taken as a stand-alone qualification.

The Associate degree aims to meet the needs of students by:

Offering foundation level units in academic literacies;
Providing graduates with core knowledge in at least two arts disciplines; and
Developing academic skills to allow students to articulate with confidence into a Bachelors Degree for further in-depth study.

Course objectives

The course aims to meet the needs of students who may have a limited background in arts, and in academic studies in general, by:

providing foundation level units in academic literacies, titled 'Thinking and Writing at University', as well as units on 'Computer Applications' and 'Foundations of Critical Thinking';
providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of disciplines;
providing graduates with core knowledge in at least two arts disciplines; and
developing academic and scientific skills to allow students to articulate with confidence into a Bachelors Degree for further in-depth study.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Arts (AQF Level 6) graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate broad theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more of the humanities, social sciences or creative arts disciplines.
Critically identify, analyse, adapt and evaluate information and concepts in one or more humanities, social sciences or creative arts disciplines to complete a range of activities.
Communicate knowledge and skills learned in one or more humanities, social sciences or creative arts disciplines effectively to a range of audiences.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship.
Demonstrate self-accountability by taking responsibility for own learning when working independently, and in collaboration with others.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering

CRICOS

056426M

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,21,444) per year
AUD $65,018 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Information not available

Venue

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,

LAUNCESTON,

Tasmania,

7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,21,444) per year
AUD $65,018 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Overall score of 24. Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42

UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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