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 for the Certificate in Arts

If you have New Zealand qualifications

If you have qualifications from another country

See entry requirements for students from other countries. Select your country from the dropdown menu.

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
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$4,218 (for 60 points)
($3,645 tuition fees + $573 student services levy)
$16,973 (for 60 points)
($16,400 tuition fees + $573 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.