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Graduate Certificate of Arts

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

CARTS
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Minimum 24 Units

By studying the Graduate Certificate of Arts you will gain a graduate level understanding in the humanities, social sciences, languages, visual arts, or music. Studied over one semester full-time, or one year part-time, the Graduate Certificate of Arts provides a foundation for further graduate study including some Master’s programs.

Specialisations

You can choose from a broad range of disciplines in which to specialize: Anthropology (including Biological Anthropology), Archaeological Science, Art History and Curatorial Studies, Biographical Research and Writing, Classics, Cultural and Environmental Heritage, Development, Digital Arts, History, Indigenous Policy, Linguistics (General and Applied), Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Museums and Collections (including Education and Heritage Interpretation), Music, Social Research and Visual Arts.

This program is available for applications from Summer Session, 2015

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

Most of today’s graduates will change career paths four or five times during their working life. Your Graduate Certificate of Arts will deepen or broaden your knowledge, and enhance the skills you need to keep ahead of the changes that all of us face in our careers.



After completing this degree, you will be equipped with high level communications skills and will be able to apply your developed critical and analytical skills to a range of contexts, including in professional and academic careers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Arts, students will have developed the appropriate disciplinary knowledge and acquired advanced skills to:

  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
  3. critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
  4. communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing using a variety of media.

Further Information

Music Performance I Specialisation

Applicants will be expected to have pre-existing musical knowledge such as a competency level equivalent to completion of a Bachelor of Music, or a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Entry to the Graduate Music Performance courses is by completion of MUSI3002 Music Performance 6 with a mark of at least 65, or audition at equivalent level. Applicants wishing to enrol in Graduate Music Performance courses are advised to contact the School to arrange for an audition as soon as possible. E: schoolofmusic@anu.edu.au.

Music Composition, Arranging and Sound Design I Specialisation

Applicants will be expected to have pre-existing musical knowledge such as a competency level equivalent to completion of a Bachelor of Music, or a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Entry to the Graduate Composition, Arranging and Sound Design courses is by completion of MUSI3315 Creative Musicianship 6 with a mark of at least 65, or submission of a portfolio of works of equivalent standard. Applicants wishing to enrol in Graduate Composition, Arranging and Sound Design courses are advised to contact the ANU School of Music to arrange for assessment of the portfolio as soon as possible. E: schoolofmusic@anu.edu.au

Digital Arts Specialisation

Entry to the Digital Arts Specialisation requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed: http://soa.anu.edu.au/how-apply/postgraduate-coursework-applications

Visual Arts Specialisation

Entry to the Visual Arts/Digital Arts Specialisation requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed: http://soa.anu.edu.au/how-apply/postgraduate-coursework-application

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. Additional application information

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$17,400.00
Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$10,416.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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