Certificate in Arts
If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future, then a Certificate in Arts from Waikato is for you.
Explore the diverse and exciting world of the Arts in this one-year qualification
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelors degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Learn about human nature and the human mind as they are revealed by the arts, the languages, the politics, and the cultures of the past and the present. The effective communication skills developed while studying the Arts are valued as essential in the modern workplace.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
You'll have access to Waikato's modern, purpose-built teaching and performance venues, including the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and on-campus television studios. You will be encouraged to extend and perfect your own practice, and take your place within New Zealand and international creative communities. Analytical abilities and research experience, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and a broad perspective on the world and its various cultures.
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
will teach you the fundamental bodies of knowledge in te reo and tikanga Māori, its distinctiveness, and the ability to think critically of its place locally, nationally and globally. Studying the BA will provide you with leadership qualities in local, national and international indigenous communities and the ability to contribute to the ongoing development of whānau/hapū/iwi/Māori communities. You'll develop the capacity for working cooperatively with diverse groups and individuals, and contributing effectively to collective projects. The programme will develop your appreciation of indigenous and global issues and the place of Māori in that indigenous community.
The strong subject offerings within the School of Social Sciences is what attracted Holly to study at Waikato. With a keen interest in sociology and anthropology, she completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences and then went on to do her Masters.
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Applications are open to anyone with University Entrance or its equivalent. For more information, contact our Future Students Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you apply to enrol, select Certificate (Undergraduate) as your qualification.
Scholarships and prizes
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships
Launch into further study
A certificate makes a good year of study, but if you find yourself wanting more you'll have the option of crediting all of your papers towards a three or four-year Bachelors degree instead.
General Enquiries: 0800 WAIKATO
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Phone: 0800 800 145
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies:
Phone: 0800 924 528