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Diploma in Arts

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Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


AUT South Campus


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 courses from a wide range of subjects – from event management and social sciences to psychology.

When you successfully complete the Diploma in Arts, you can cross-credit your courses 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.

Entry criteria

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

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.

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