Diploma of Arts


Diploma of Arts

Course Structure

Sheridan's Diploma of Arts program is a first-year undergraduate program for students interested in preparing for employment in cross-cultural settings, in the social enterprise sector, or as a pathway towards future study in the humanities and social sciences.

The faculty have written units covering literature, creative writing, economics, history, geography, sociology and three foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese and Japanese). The units also incorporate an opportunity for students to explore a range of secular and Christian perspectives on human existence, human dignity and personal morality, and examine how these perspectives influence our understanding of the body of knowledge across different disciplines.

The diploma comprises 8 units. Each unit is worth 3 credit points for a total of 24 credit points.

The units on offer in 2021 are listed below.
  T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3

Core Subjects (3 units)

  • Academic and Professional Communication - T1/T2/T3 internal
  • Creative Thinking - T2 internal
  • Introduction to Christianity - T2 internal

Elective Subjects (choose 5 units)

  • Survey of English Literature I: Middle Ages to the End of the 18th Century - T1 internal
  • Survey of English Literature II: Romantic Period to the Early 21st Century - T3 internal
  • Creative Writing - T1 internal
  • Writing Style - T3 internal
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics - T1 internal
  • Introduction to Microeconomics - T3 internal
  • Introduction to Human Geography - T1 internal
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography - T3 internal
  • The Indian Ocean in World History I: c.3000 BC - c.1500 AD - T1 internal
  • The Indian Ocean in World History II: c.1500 - 2001 - T3 internal
  • Introductory Arabic 1 - T1 internal
  • Introductory Arabic 2 - T3 internal
  • Beginner Chinese 1 - T1 internal
  • Beginner Chinese 2 - T3 internal
  • Beginner Japanese 1 - T1 internal
  • Beginner Japanese 2 - T3 internal
  • Survey of Sociology: Themes - T1 internal
  • Survey of Sociology: Perspectives - T3 internal


The Diploma of Arts is available to both domestic students and international students (CRICOS Code: 093565D)


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Sheridan College and Sheridan Research Institute are located at
18/7 Aberdeen St, Perth, in the Piccadilly Square West building.

For students, it conveniently places Sheridan College next door to McIver Train Station and a 9-minute walk from Perth Train Station. 10 parking bays will also be available for the exclusive use of staff and students, and the Aberdeen St entrance to the Newcastle St Carpark is across the road.

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