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Welcome to the School of Arts

Here you will find a diverse range of subjects crucial for future employment. Our arts students graduate with strong skill sets in communication, artistic expression, reasoned argumentation, design thinking and creative problem solving.

Arts shape and influence our everyday lives and the world we live in, so become a creator.

Study with Us

The value and necessity of arts subjects, knowledge and skills is evident by the way our disciplines contribute to qualifications all across the University. You will find arts papers and Majors in Bachelor Degrees in Arts, Climate Change, Communication, Design, Music and Social Sciences. Find out more on how you can incorporate an arts perspective into your studies.


Languages, Literature and Cultures


Performing Arts


Media, Design and Communication


News

New Zealand’s richest short story competition opens from 1 April

Entries have opened for the Sargeson Prize, New Zealand’s richest short-story competition. This year, first prize in the Open Division is $10,000 and chief judge will be Dame Fiona Kidman OBE.

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University of Waikato announces Diana Clarke as 2022 Writer in Residence

A novel exploring the cult-like logic of internet communities alongside organised religious groups such as Gloriavale and Scientology will be the focus of University of Waikato’s new Writer In Residence, Diana Clarke.

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Grammar for everyone

Dr Calude, Senior Linguistics Lecturer at the University and convenor of its linguistics programme, teamed up with renowned author and linguist Emeritus Professor Laurie Bauer from Victoria University of Wellington to write a book that outlines problems (mysteries) and everyday aspects of grammar in a way that’s easily understood.

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Internationally renowned soprano named Chair in Opera at the University of Waikato

Opera singer Madeleine Pierard has been named the inaugural Dame Malvina Major Chair in Opera at the University of Waikato.

The new, philanthropically-funded position has been established as part of plans for growth in Music at the University, and to train singers and develop support as they begin their careers.

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Auditions are now open

2023 BMus entry auditions for performance are now open for students to apply.

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