Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore


Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries

Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries - CRICOS Code 087938G

Culminating with a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University, the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries is your pathway into the Mass Communication major.

The Bachelor of Arts encourages creativity, versatility and strong visual presentation and communication. It is a dynamic degree that will suit your personal interests and goals, be that in the rapidly expanding world of media and corporate communication, the industry, commerce, education and government sector, or the creative vision of a design agency.

Pathway programs are delivered on campus at Curtin Singapore by Curtin College. Curtin College is a Registered Training Organisation. For more information please visit the Curtin College website.


Course structure

Credits needed to graduate: 400.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.

Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries (Stage 1)

Trimester 1

  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Management
  • Marketing

Trimester 2

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Information and Media Technologies
  • Media, Culture and Communications

Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries (Stage 2)

Trimester 3

  • Web Communications
  • Academic and Professional Communications
  • Introduction to Screen Practice
  • Design Computing

Trimester 4

  • Engaging Media
  • Culture to Cultures
  • Introduction to Print
  • Discovering Marketing

Graduate with a Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries certificate awarded by Curtin College.

Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.

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2018 Entry requirements:

Cut-off scores

Stage 1 entry qualifications Score
Australia Year 11 50%
Indonesia SMA2 7.0
Malaysia SPM 4 passes
Singapore GCE O level 4 passes
Vietnam Year 11 6.0
Stage 2 entry qualifications Score
Australia ATAR 50
Indonesia SMA3 60%
Malaysia UEC 2 B, 2 C
Singapore GCE A level 2 points
Vietnam Year 12 6.0

Minimum academic entry requirements

View academic entry requirements

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Stage 1 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0)
Stage 2 6.0 overall (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Stage 1 Internet based 54 (Reading 7 Listening 6 Speaking 15 Writing 17)
Stage 2 Internet based 70 (Reading 13 Listening 12 Speaking 18 Writing 21)
GCE (General Certificate of Education)
O level/SPM 1119 C6

Results from IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years.

These are only some of the ways you can prove your English competence. View the full list of English language entry requirements


Curtin Singapore campus


February, July, November






Stage 1: 8 months full-time (2 trimesters)
Stage 2: 8 months full-time (2 trimesters)


Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries - Singaporean/PR (30% Bursary)
Stage 1 S$9380
Stage 2 S$12096
Total course fee S$21476
Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries - International students
Stage 1 S$13400
Stage 2 S$17280
Total course fee S$30680

*All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases. View our fees and charges page for full details.

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In exceptional circumstances units and/or courses may be discontinued. In these instances Curtin will use its best endeavours to accommodate students affected by any discontinued courses or units