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 in a bachelor's degree.

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

In the Certificate in Arts you can study degree courses in the following subject areas:

  • Creative writing
  • Culinary arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Event management
  • Global tourism
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • International studies
  • Māori development
  • New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social data analytics
  • Social education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish

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

The Certificate in Arts prepares you for further study in:

Quick facts
Programme code:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
17 Jul 2023
26 Feb 2024
15 Jul 2024
$4,083 (for 60 points)
($3,546 tuition fees + $537 student services levy)
$16,137 (for 60 points)
($15,600 tuition fees + $537 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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