Graduate Diploma in Arts

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Graduate Diploma in Arts

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Program Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Arts is intended for graduates seeking to build upon an existing undergraduate qualification by specialising in a chosen area, including Creative Writing, English, History, Philosophy, Christian Studies and Intercultural Studies.Students undertake a specially selected range of subjects aimed at developing high level critical understanding, research and communication skills in their chosen area.


Admissions Criteria {Tabor's Bachelor qualifications are nationally-recognised through our formal registration with TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Australia). As such, we are pleased to provide our admissions criteria via the link above.}


Graduates are highly qualified to pursue employment or research opportunities within their chosen area, or to apply their learning within an existing profession, such as teaching, ministry or professional publishing.The Graduate Diploma in Arts is also an ideal stepping stone to Masters and Doctoral level study.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Humanities) is a 2 semester equivalent full time award. Students undertake an 8 subject sequence of study in one of the following specialisations: Creative Writing Specialisation

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Writing for Children OR equivalent
  • Writing Fantasy & Sci-Fi OR equivalent
  • Writing for Stage & Screen OR equivalent
  • Editing & Publishing for Writers
  • Directed Study A: Creativity in Christian Context (12cpts)
  • Directed Study B: Writing Faith-Informed Fiction (12 cpts)

 English Specialisation

  • Literature and Christian Faith
  • Selected Themes in Australian Literature
  • Indigenous Australians in Literature and Other Texts
  • Literature of Shakespeare: Poetry & Plays
  • Modern Poetry OR equivalent
  • Classical Literature OR equivalent
  • Reading & Representing Texts (12 cpts)

 History Specialisation

  • Medieval Europe
  • Making of Modern Europe: early Modern History
  • Modern Europe: History Since French revolution
  • A History of Asia: Classical to Contemporary
  • History of the United States
  • Historiography: Approaches to Historical Thought & Method
  • Indigenous Histories in Australia & New Zealand
  • History Special Elective OR equivalent

 Philosophy Specialisation

  • Logic & Reasoning
  • Christian Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophical Ethics: Theory & Practice of Virtue
  • History of Philosophy & Christian Thought
  • Evangelism & Apologetics
  • Theories of Knowledge (12 cpts)
  • Philosophy Directed Study (12 cpts)

 Christian Studies Specialisation

  • Introduction to Old Testament
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
  • Story of the Church
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Introduction to Christian Ministry
  • Pentateuch Exegesis
  • Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God
  • Holy Spirit and the Church
  • Early Church History
  • Evangelism and Apologetics

 Intercultural Studies Specialisation

  • Christianity & Culture
  • Global Trends & developments
  • Intercultural Life & Work
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • World religions
  • Poverty & Community Development
  • Language, Culture & Society
  • Intercultural Studies elective

*Other minors/electives can also be taken from across the college.


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Course Duration: 1 year full time or equivalent part time.
Location: External (online) 
               On Campus: Adelaide
Intake: February and July
Entry Requirements: Successful completion of a three-year Bachelor's degree (or eqivalent) with a GPA of at least 5.0 or approved equivalent


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