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Undergraduate certificate or diploma

Diploma in Arts

DipArts
06 October 2023

If you want to study Arts subjects at university, UC's one-year Diploma in Arts (DipArts) is a great option. Find out about studying a DipArts through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.

DURATION

Diploma in Arts

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Diploma in Arts

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $6,748
  • International — $31,600

Overview


Diploma in Arts

Introduction

If you are wanting to study Arts subjects at university, the one-year Diploma in Arts (DipArts) is a great option without having to complete a full three-year bachelor's degree.

It also allows you to take Arts courses of interest to add onto your studies in other areas.



Diploma in Arts

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Choose from a wide range of Arts subjects and courses at any level.
  • Complete a compulsory course on foundational arts skills of academic writing, analysing evidence, or bicultural identity.
  • This Diploma can be studied full-time in 1 year, or part-time for up to 6 years.
  • Can be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Arts with the ability to transfer your completed courses to that degree.

Diploma in Arts

Further Study - Body

Further study

The Diploma in Arts can be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Arts.

Diploma in Arts

Career - Body

Career opportunities

  • Gain broad knowledge of arts, social science, and humanities subjects of your choosing.
  • Fundamental skills in communicating, critiquing, and creating ideas.
  • Graduates find work in community, government, business, culture, creative arts, and many more industries.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $6,748
  • International — $31,600

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $6,564
  • International — $30,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study


Diploma in Arts

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma in Arts.

Diploma in Arts

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

The DipArts is made up of 120 points, including subjects and compulsory course options from the Bachelor of Arts.

It can be completed within 1 year full-time, or up to 6 years part-time.

You can choose to transfer the credits you gain during the Diploma in Arts to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees), as long as you have not already graduated with the Diploma.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma in Arts.

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