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Diploma in Arts

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Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


AUT South Campus


Broaden your worldview and start your university studies with our Diploma in Arts. It’s a great way to try different subjects and prepare yourself for further study.

Interested in communication studies, education, hospitality, language and culture, Māori and indigenous development, or social sciences? Our Diploma in Arts is perfect if you’re not entirely sure what to expect from uni or missed out on getting into your dream degree.

You’ll take the same courses as our first-year bachelor’s degree students, and study in a supportive environment with additional academic and student support. Once you’ve completed your diploma you can then move into Year 2 of our Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communication Studies or Bachelor of International Hospitality Management, which means you can still complete your chosen bachelor’s degree in three years.

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; AUT Academic English with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.

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