Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

In the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts you can choose from a wide range of courses, creating a very flexible course of study.

In this one-year intensive programme you can select advanced level courses in culture and society you're interested in. You develop advanced knowledge in your chosen area, and further your critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts also prepares you for further postgraduate study.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts OR
  • Relevant professional experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

What you study in the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is a 120-point coursework programme, and you can choose from a wide range of courses. You need to successfully complete 120 points from courses in the Master of Arts.

If you successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts you may have the opportunity to continue your studies with a Master of Arts or Master of Philosophy.

Master of Arts

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$10,607 (for 120 points)
($9,461 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$35846 (for 120 points)
($37,400 tuition fees + $1146 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.


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