Graduate Diploma in Arts (English)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the graduate diploma should: * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values; * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts; * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force; * Communicate effectively; * Commit to continuous learning; * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Arts (English)
  • Course description

    English is the study of imaginative writing and dramatic performance. It focuses on their forms and traditions, and on the myriad ways they engage with the everyday world. The program offers subjects in a wide range of fields, from the Medieval to Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and beyond. This includes English, Australian, American and postcolonial writing and theatre; European, Classical, Japanese and Australian drama; and literary, cultural and performance theory. English at Melbourne University is recognised nationally and internationally for its innovative teaching, scholarship and research.


     Students who complete the specialisation should have acquired the following skills and competencies:
    • an introductory knowledge of the main periods and trends in English and/English and Theatre studies;
    • an introductory knowledge of key critical methods in English and/English and Theatre studies;
    • general skills in the analysis of literary and/or dramatic texts, genres, histories, cultures and performances;
    • general skills in research, writing, and thinking critically about creative texts and performances.
    Structure & Available Subjects: A specialisation in English in the Graduate Diploma of Arts consists of:

    Level 1
    • one level 1 English subject (12.5 points)

    Level 2
    • 37.5 points of level 2 English subejcts

    Level 3
    • The compulsory subject Critical Debates(12.5 points)
    • and 37.5 points of level 3 English subejcts

    Total 100 points

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