Undertake specialised study and practice that extends your prior degree work, or explore a new direction of activity or different media. Develop a body of work as part of a major project.

Programme Outline

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts is intended for students who have either

  • completed a degree in a related area of study and wish to extend their work into new areas or genres
  • substantial relevant creative experience in lieu of a degree
  • a place in an approved international exchange programme (their results would be cross-credited back to their main qualification in their homeland)

Programme Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts is based on the papers of the Bachelor of Applied Arts, which has majors in Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts and Design (there is a separate Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing). 

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts is worth 120 credits and is usually undertaken full-time over one year. The content may be either a major Body of Work, worth 60 credits, plus three 20-credit papers chosen from Research and Presentation, Creative Enterprise, Special Topic (two available); or other degree papers with the approval of the head of school. Each major has well-equipped specialist rooms and facilities. Our teaching staff are well qualified and committed to encouraging quality student learning. 


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Completed arts related degree, or equivalent experience and evidence of ability to study at Level 7

International students

International students may enrol as part of a secondment from their main degree studies. Entry IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

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