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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PD-ARTS) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts:

  • is an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise their knowledge across one area of study;
  • provides students with the scope to refine their analytical skills and research techniques;
  • provides the opportunity to specialise with strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level;
  • improves the scope of employment options and professional advancement.

Generic skills

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts graduates will acquire transferable generic skills in the following areas:

  • research
  • critical thinking and analysis
  • thinking in theoretical terms
  • thinking creatively
  • understanding of social, ethical and cultural context
  • communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically
  • written communication
  • public speaking
  • attention to detail
  • time management and planning
  • teamwork

Graduate attributes

Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts should:

  • be able to demonstrate an advanced level of study specialist knowledge across one area of study;
  • have refined their analytical skills and research techniques;
  • have a strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level;
  • have improved the scope of employment options and professional advancement.