Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The PGDipArts is an alternative to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). You can choose from a wide range of Arts subjects and may be able to include a dissertation.

This programme might be for you if you want to undertake advanced study without writing a dissertation, if honours degrees aren’t recognised in your country, or if you would like to study part-time over a longer period.

You can use a completed PGDipArts with a GPA of 5.0 or higher as an entry qualification for the one-year Master of Arts.

Read the full programme regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

  • You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
  • One year full-time or up to four years part-time

You should seek advice about your planned enrolment from the Postgraduate Adviser of the subject you want to study.

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a bachelors degree, including the prerequisites for your intended subject, as detailed in the BA(Hons) Schedule. You will need a GPA of 3.0.

Prerequisites are usually a major in your intended subject, but some subjects have more specific requirements.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 3.0.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,072 – $8,914*
International students
NZ$32,392 – $38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

The PGDipArts can enhance your career potential by sharpening your transferable skills and specialist knowledge. You can take the abilities you have honed through your study into many different roles. Our graduates combine their specialist knowledge with advanced communication, research and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.

Paul completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Museums and Cultural Heritage and is now the Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

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