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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year full-time; or up to 4 years part-time
  • Availability for international students varies. Refer to the major / endorsement web pages for details.

Take your study to the next level

Go beyond your bachelor’s degree and delve deep into a subject that interests you.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts offers you a pathway for advanced studies in a subject area of your choice.

Why arts and humanities?

Studying arts is transformative. Employers, industries and the labour market of the future need people who can thrive in an ever-changing global marketplace, and effectively challenge and critique new ideas. Advancing your study at postgraduate level will enhance your communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills so you can take on the opportunities the future holds and thrive as a leader in your field.

Shape future innovation

The arts and humanities are your passport to all the world’s wonderful places. Studying at a higher level will open doors to new cultures, communities and opportunities, driving your ability to champion creative and innovative solutions for complex global issues.

When you have completed your diploma you may have the opportunity to study for a master’s degree.

A good fit if you:

  • Would like to extend your undergraduate major
  • Are interested in advanced studies or research in the arts or humanities
  • Want a point of difference


As an arts graduate with a postgraduate qualification, you can expect to contribute positively to a wide range of fields such as:

  • Business
  • Civil services and the defence forces
  • Communications, public relations and marketing
  • Education and professional development
  • Health, social services and community development
  • International business and development
  • Policy development and analysis
  • Public service
  • Research and teaching

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