Advanced Diploma of Arts

advanced diploma arts

By: ASAS School

October 15, 2014


Program Introduction

The Advanced Diploma of Arts aims to provide students with specialized area of studies in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Liberal Arts.


Specialized area of Studies

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Liberal Arts



Academic Requirements

    • Minimum 16 years old
    • ’A’ Level credits or equivalent;
    • or WSQ Level 4 Qualifications;
    • or Diploma from a Private Education Institution;
  • or 12 Years of formal education in home country;
  • or Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)


Language Requirements

  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45

For mature students, the language proficiency will be assessed by the school on a case-by-case basis


Course Commencement Dates

Please click here for the list of dates.


Structure and Duration

  • 16 Modules
  • 2 years, Part-time, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available


Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.

The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.

Delivery Method

Classroom based.

Graduation Requirements

  • Earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Advanced Diploma of Arts upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.

Course Fees

Kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page


Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

For complete list and profile of our lecturers, please click here

Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:49.




Joshia Kwa Jing Le Class of 2011 in Psychology
This program has broadened my horizon and has exposed me to a variety of perspectives. The biggest take away from this course is the ability to view situations from a wide spectrum of perspectives learnt over the course of this program. I liked the small size of the classes and the seminar style lectures which ASAS provides. I choose ASAS over the many other education providers mainly due to the flexibility of its courses as well as wide variety of electives it offered. The opportunity to customize modules to fit my individual interests and needs was also greatly appreciated.

Program Subjects

Students must complete 8 subjects each year which include the 3 Core subjects and choose 13 subjects from the list of Electives. For the List of subjects for Advanced Diploma of Arts click here.

Click here for syllabus information.

ASAS does not offer all the subjects listed below each semester or each year. Certain subjects may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects:



Student Contract

Click here to download a sample of the student contract for this course.

Course Plan

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