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What will I learn?

The Diploma of Arts opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines including Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, Global Studies (Sustainability), Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Psychological Science and Social Science. The Diploma of Arts will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Students are advised to check the degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit.

Structure and Subjects

The Diploma of Arts is comprised of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Arts:

  • BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication
  • BCDP02-102 Leadership and Team Dynamics
  • BCDP02-103 Ethical Thought and Action
  • BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship
  • BCDP02-009 Introduction to Communication
  • BCDP02-070 Introduction to International Relations
  • BCDP02-071 Foundations of Content Creation
  • BCDP02-069 World Languages


On Campus and Remote

Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Society and Design



Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
A$32,480.00 (17,83,635) per year

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

Start date

16 May 2022


Bond University College

14 University Drive,



4226, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Year 12 or equivalent (in other Australian states). Other entry requirements for specific courses: Bachelor of Actuarial Science requires a minimum of 32 points. Bachelor of Laws requires a minimum of 30 points. Bachelor of Business Law; Bachelor of Jurisprudence; and Bachelor of Biomedical Science require a minimum of 28 points. Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science; and Bachelor of Architectural Studies require a minimum of 25 points. All other programs require a minimum of 24 points. English Language Requirements: IELTS score 6.5 (Writing 6.5, Reading 6.0, Listening 6.0, Speaking 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test: 79; PTE: 58 with a Communicative Skills score in writing 58 or above.

For international students

Applicants must have a successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - 169 (No sub score less than 162); IELTS score Overall 6.0 with no sub score less than 5.5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 50; Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) – 60

Please refer to the relevant English language requirements on the Bond University webpage.

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


About Bond University

Bond rates five stars in teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness (2019 QS Star Ratings).

  • Located on the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Welcomes international students from 90+ countries
  • Lowest student-teacher ratio in Australia
  • Number one for student experience in Australia