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.
- Study from a range of subjects which offer field trips, real-world case studies, projects, and more.
- Complete four standard courses of your choice at 100 and/or 200-level in no more than two subjects.
- This Certificate can be studied full-time in 6 months or part-time for up to 5 years.
- Can be used as a pathway to the Diploma in Arts or the Bachelor of Arts with the ability to transfer your credits to those degrees.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
Certificate in Arts – example degree structure
Arts subject (eg, Anthropology)
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 Certificate in Arts.
The Certificate in Arts is made up of 60 points of courses at 100 and/or 200-level from Bachelor of Arts subjects, and can be awarded in up to two Arts subjects.
It can be completed full-time within 6 months, or part-time for up to 5 years.
You can transfer the credits you gain during the Certificate in Arts to the Diploma in Arts or Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees), as long as you have not already graduated with the Certificate.
You can choose 60 points of courses at 100 and/or 200-level from up to two of the below subjects:
The Certificate in Arts can be used as a pathway to a Diploma in Arts or a Bachelor of Arts.
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.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$3,141-$3,282|
|2022||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$3,194 - $3,381|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$14,400||$12,522|
|2023||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$15,000||$13,043|
For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Arts.
For study planning help, contact a Student Advisor.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.
For more general information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).