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)
This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible.
Each small block represents a 15-point course.
For full course requirements see the Regulations for the Certificate in Arts.
The Certificate in Arts is made up of 60 points (four standard courses) at 100 and/or 200-level, from courses listed in the Bachelor of Arts Schedule, and can be awarded in up to two Arts subjects.
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.
You can choose four courses (60 points) at 100 and/or 200-level from up to two of the below subjects:
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
|2019||60||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection||$3,046|
|2019||60||Anthropology; Art History and Theory; Chinese; Cinema Studies; Classics; Cultural Studies; Digital Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; Education; English; English Language; European and European Union Studies; French; Geography; German; History; Human Services; Japanese; Linguistics; Māori and Indigenous Studies; Mathematics; Media and Communication; Music; Philosophy; Political Science and International Relations; Psychology; Russian; Sociology; Spanish; Te Reo Māori (Band 1)||$3,046|
|2019||60||Economics (Band 2)||$3,224|
|2019||60||Statistics (Band 9)||$3,060|
|2019||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$12,750|
For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students), or a College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata Student Advisor (advancing students).