Diversity, flexibility and choice

CLASSOC Society students wearing toga at barbecue

We offer nearly 50 subjects to students from diverse backgrounds and orientations. From Anthropology to Human Services to Te Reo Māori, Arts students combine subjects through a mix of majors, minors, double majors and other qualifications.

Explore a range of options

Our three-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is hugely flexible and you can mix and match subjects across a range of disciplines. This allows you to explore a wide range of subjects, try things out and see what you like before you specialize and progress in your career. We also offer specialised degrees in Music, Fine Arts, Social Work and Communication.

Get involved in clubs

Outside of lectures and workshops, UC has a thriving club culture. For Arts buffs, there are plenty of clubs and societies to join, like the UC Arts Soc - currently the biggest club for Arts students. If you like something a bit more specific, there are plenty of other UC Clubs who relate to the College, such as Classoc, UC Linguistics, UC Pols, UC Film, UC FrenchSoc, Musoc, PoetrySoc, Socrates Soc, and the Medieval and Renaissance Society.

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Max Farra, studying towards a BA in Political Science & International Relations & French and a Bachelor of Laws

‘I’m studying towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in French and Political Science. I’m also taking some Law. The College of Arts has been really accommodating. They’ve allowed me to dip my toe in the water and mix Law with my BA. There’s been a lot of flexibility in terms of being able to take what interests me. The diversity of choice in the BA programme is brilliant. The flexibility keeps things interesting – I’m not forced to choose between my passions to fit into a box. I’ve been able to study what I want and gain practical knowledge in a range of areas.’