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Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries

- CRICOS Code 087938G Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake February, July, November
Duration 16 months full-time (4 trimesters)

Culminating with a Bachelor of Communications from Curtin University, the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries is your pathway into a range of Bachelor of Communications streams.

The Bachelor of Communications 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 communications; the industry, commerce, education or government sectors; or the creative vision of a design agency.

Admission criteria

Cut-off scores

Stage 1

GCE O Level/SPM4 passes
Indonesia SMA27.0
Vietnam Year 116.0
India Year 10+150%
China SM270%
Australia Year 1150
IB Diploma Year 118

Stage 2

Malaysia UEC2 B, 2 C
Indonesia SMA360%
Vietnam Year 126.0
India Year 10+255%
China SM370%
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)50
IB Diploma20

Minimum English language entry requirements

Stage 1

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Overall band score5.5

Stage 2

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Overall band score6.0

Other notes

View the full list of entry requirements.


Tuition fee for local students Fee before 8% GSTFee including 8% GST
Stage 1S$9,600S$10,368
Stage 2S$12,600S$13,608
Total tuition feeS$22,200S$23,976
Tuition fee for international studentsFee before 8% GSTFee including 8% GST
Stage 1S$14,000S$15,120
Stage 2S$18,000S$19,440
Total tuition feeS$32,000S$34,560

Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.

View our fees and charges page for full details.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions).

Course Structure

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

Stage 1

Trimester 1

  • Accounting
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Management
  • Marketing

Trimester 2

  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Economics
  • Computer Skills
  • Studies in Society

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
  • Marketing Across Borders

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.