Certificate in Arts

Choose from a wide range of arts-related courses and prepare yourself for further study with the one-semester Certificate in Arts.

This one-semester programme will help you develop introductory knowledge and skills in one or more arts-related disciplines.

When you successfully complete the Certificate in Arts, you’ll be prepared for further study at undergraduate level.

Minimum entry requirements

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in Writing and a minimum of 5.0 in other bands, or equivalent

English language requirements

Choose from a range of arts subjects

You can study degree courses in the following subject areas:

  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Culinary arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English and new media studies
  • Event management
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • International studies
  • Japanese
  • Māori development
  • New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social data analytics
  • Social education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish
  • Tourism

We help you identify what courses match your interests and will help you achieve your career goals.

Quick facts
Programme code:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
18 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$3,918 (for 60 points)
($3,451 tuition fees + $467 student services levy)
$15,767 (for 60 points)
($15,300 tuition fees + $467 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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