Certificate in Arts
The Certificate in Arts (CertArts) is designed for you if you want to study at university level without having to commit to several years of study. It is also an option if you want to take a few courses for interest or study part-time.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Certificate. Domestic applicants over 20 who do not hold University Entrance, or equivalent, may gain admission by providing evidence of their ability to complete tertiary study successfully. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Possible qualification structure for Certificate in Arts*
Arts subject (eg, Anthropology)
Each small block represents a 15-point course. This diagram is an example only - other combinations are possible.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Certificate in Arts.
* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2017.
The Certificate in Arts is made up of 60 points at 100 and/or 200-level.
It can be completed full-time, or over one to two years of part-time study.
You can transfer the credits you gain during the Certificate in Arts to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees), as long as you have not graduated with the certificate.
Arts graduates enjoy a raft of exciting career destinations, for instance in media, government, international relations, arts, culture, heritage, archives, politics, public policy, writing, editing, PR, communications, conservation, tourism, teaching, community development, publishing, design, business, advertising and marketing.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.