Diploma in Arts

Broaden your worldview with the one-year Diploma in Arts, and gain knowledge and skills in a specific arts-related discipline.

You can study degree-level papers from a wide range of subjects – from event management and social sciences to Japanese and psychology.

When you successfully complete the Diploma in Arts, you can cross-credit your papers and transfer to a relevant bachelor’s degree. This programme is also suitable for students who have narrowly missed UE and want to continue into the Bachelor of Arts or other bachelor’s degrees.

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance OR
  • 42 NCEA level 3 credits, including UE literacy and numeracy, with:
    • 10 credits in each of three approved subjects OR
    • 12 credits in each of two approved subjects and 14 credits across two further subjects

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

You develop interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills while studying papers in a subject or subjects of your choice.

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

Choose from a range of arts subjects1

You can study degree papers in the following subject areas:

  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Culinary arts2
  • 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 sciences
  • Spanish
  • Tourism

1. Students who have narrowly missed UE will be enrolled in a prescribed programme of study.
2. Culinary arts papers: The practical side of the culinary arts papers involves using commercial kitchen tools and equipment and requires you to demonstrate a level of skill that doesn’t compromise any health and safety standards for yourself and others. Skills needed for culinary arts courses

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK2001
Level:
5
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
South Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

22 Feb 2021

12 Jul 2021

13 Jul 2021

Fees:
Domestic
$6,711
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$29,216
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • 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.

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