Arts - 2618



No matter where you want to go, a Monash University arts degree can take you there. The flexible course structure means you can personalise the degree to suit you.

Choose the Diploma if:

  • want to fast-track into second year of an arts degree at Monash University*
  • want to make an immediate start on your degree
  • have decided to study sociology, psychology, communications or media studies
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your arts degree.

*Entry requirements into Monash College and Monash University apply.

A Monash College Diploma of Arts provides a pathway into the second year of a Monash University arts degree.*

Select a stream depending on your career goals and study subjects such Media and Culture, Communications and Society, Effective Writing, and Contemporary Worlds. These subjects will give you a head start for an arts degree.

Your stream options:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology.

We work closely with theUniversity to develop the curriculum so you will be prepared for your degree.

Five reasons to choose the Diploma of Arts:

  1. A pathway into second year of an arts degree Monash University.*
  2. Learn on campus at Clayton.
  3. You want to study psychology, sociology, communications or media studies and would like to make a start on your future degree.
  4. Receive individual attention – benefit from small class sizes and learning support.
  5. Study the same curriculum and assessments as first year undergraduate students.

*Entry requirements into MonashCollege and Monash University apply.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Jakarta International College, Indonesia: Full time
PART 1: 2 trimester (8 months). PART 2: 2 trimesters (8 months)
Start date
First Trimester (February), Second Trimester (July), Third Trimester (October)
Diploma of Arts

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


To be accepted into a Monash College Diploma, you must meet the academic and English language requirements. You will also need to check the age, subject and course prerequisites before you apply.

Prerequisite subjects

There are no additional course prerequisite subjects for this diploma.

Alternative academic entry requirements

For a full list of academic entry requirements and perquisites, by country visit the Monash College website.

Minimum age requirements

Part 1: 16 years.

Part 2: 17 years. If you do not meet the age requirements, you may be offered a deferred place.

English entry requirements

Diploma Part 2
IELTS: 6.0 overall (Writing not less than 6.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 69 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Trimester one (February), two (July) and three (October)

Applications are submitted directly to Monash College


For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: 2618

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.

Fees to be advised.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 061625F