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.


Specialized area of Studies

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology



Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 18 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
    • or WPLN level 5 in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing


Course Fees

If you apply for our programs, you can receive grants of up to S$1,500 for Advanced Diplomas.

SkillsFuture Credits: Singaporeans aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture credits of up to S$500.

Additional Government Subsidies: Singaporeans and PRs may receive additional Government subsidies of up to 70%.

Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA): Singaporeans aged 21 to 30 may use their PSEA to offset up to S$3,420, if available, of their course fees.

For miscellaneous fees, kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page.

Leave us a message or give us a call at 6338 0727 to find out more about your eligibility for the above!


Course Commencement Dates

Please click here for the list of dates.


Structure and Duration

  • 16 Modules
  • 2 years, Part-time (Full-time study is not available)
  • 2 lessons per week
  • Weekday: 7.00pm – 9.30pm / Weekend: 9.00am – 6.00pm, or 9.00am – 1.00pm


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



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.


Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

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

Average Teacher-Student ratio

  • ASAS module 1:49
  • WSQ module 1:25



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 16 electives.

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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

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Free Electives (Choose 16 modules from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Abnormal Child Psychology 3
2. Abnormal Psychology 3
3. Behaviour Modification 3
4. Case Management in Practice (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 4
5. Child Development 3
6. Child Play Therapy 3
7. Children with Special Needs 3
8. Classroom Management (WSQ) (Classroom & Aysnchronous) 3
9. Cognitive Psychology 3
10. Crime & Delinquency 3
11. Criminal Justice 3
12. Development Psychology 3
13. Early Intervention: Fundamentals and Principles (WSQ) 3
14. Early Intervention: Key Practices and Strategies (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
15. Education Psychology 3
16. Ethics, Values and Legislation (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
17. Family Violence 3
18. Forensic Psychology 3
19. Marriage and Family 3
20. Organization Psychology 3
21. Para-Counselling (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
22. Parenting: Parent – Child Relationship 3
23. Psychological Testing and Assessment 3
24. Research Methods 3
25. Resilience and Self-Care (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
26. Service Challenges (WSQ) 0.5
27. Service Excellence (WSQ) 1
28. Social Problem and Social Welfare 3
29. Social Psychology 3
30. Theories of Crime Analysis 3
31. Theories of Criminal Behaviour 3
32. Theories of Personality 3
33. Victimology 3
34. Write Reports 1.5

Course Plan

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