Whether your passion is in the social sciences, culture and politics or in the creative arts, the Associate Degree of Arts offered through SCU College will give you the confidence to take your study one step at a time, and a clear pathway to your future.
SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.
The Associate Degree of Arts is very a flexible degree offering online and on campus classes to help you fit study in when it suits you.
Students of the Associate Degree of Arts will get a strong grounding in the humanities and will be prepared for further study in a Bachelor degree as well as for careers in a range of settings including in community relations, policy, design, and in the creative industries.
Graduates will receive up to 2 years credit towards a Bachelor degree.
Graduates may find work in para-professional roles in a range of settings relevant to the arts and social sciences. These include community relations, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.
Graduates who proceed to the Bachelor of Arts can build on their critical thinking, creative practice, research and writing skills.
The Associate Degree of Arts includes core studies in the humanities with electives from two study streams: society and culture; and the creative arts.
Assessment tasks vary from unit to unit and can include essays, reports, audio or video presentations, class participation, individual and group work, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations. Assessment items are in accordance with learning outcomes and designed to ensure that all the graduate attributes are assessed throughout the course. The performance criteria, grading standards and due dates for assessment tasks are included in each Unit Information Guide. Students receive timely feedback on their assessment submissions.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.