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Arts and Communication
Diploma of Arts and Communication
Diploma of Arts and Communication

Diploma of Arts and Communication

  • ID:GC610011
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,687.50
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,536.25
  • OtherFee/Month:$50.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,687.50
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,536.25
  • OtherFee/Month:$50.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma Year 12 with 5.5 average in 4 academic subjects

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 (with no band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL 525/46
  • PTE Academic 42
  • Cambridge English 162 (with no score below 154

Other requirements: No

Course Information

Whether you are looking for a career in journalism, public relations, sociology, writing and communications, policy planning or research and analysis, the Diploma of Arts and Communication will help you achieve your goals. Specifically designed to respond to the demand for graduates who are ready for the challenges and opportunities of next generation arts and media industries, this diploma will equip you with key communication skills and the capacity to think both laterally and creatively.

You will learn the fundamentals of arts and humanities, and communications theory and practice, coupled with the various communication, management and technical skills required to apply your knowledge effectively in industry. This broad ranging foundation will prepare you for further studies across a range of areas including journalism, public relations, media and communications and sociology and performance.

You will benefit from a core focus on new media and communication technologies - understanding their social, cultural and institutional constructions, the dynamics driving and shaping their development, and the ethical, social, and cultural issues related to their growth.

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Pre Courses

If you do not meet the English language requirements you can undertake an English intensive course at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) prior to commencing your Griffith College program.

The Direct Entry Program is your pathway to a Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma. Build your English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and at higher levels, practise academic skills. You won’t need to submit an English test score if you complete this program at the English level needed for your chosen degree or diploma.

Duration: The number of weeks you undertake study depends on your current English language proficiency

Start dates:  With classes starting every five weeks, you can choose to start your English classes when it suits you best.

Tuition fee: Tuition fees for the Direct Entry Program will vary depending on the number of weeks you are enrolled.

  • Up to 25 weeks: AUD$450 per week
  • 26+ weeks: 2020 fees: AUD$420 per week
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Pathway Courses

Pathway to Griffith University

Griffith University campus

Credit granted

GPA requirement for progression

Bachelor of Arts

Gold Coast, Nathan


Up to 80 CP



Bachelor of Communication and Journalism

Gold Coast, Nathan

70/80 CP


Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/ Bachelor of Business

Gold Coast, Nathan

60 CP



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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Professional communication, journalism, media, film, public education policymaking, diplomacy, publishing and public relations.

Ability to settle

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