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With a Massey Diploma in Arts you can study what you enjoy and explore subject areas that spark your interest.
Explore tertiary study with a Diploma in Arts. For many students, this is the first step towards taking a full Bachelor of Arts. The Diploma in Arts consists of eight courses (120 credits) from the Bachelor of Arts schedule, and is often used as a springboard to completing the full Bachelor of Arts degree.
You can complete the Diploma in Arts with or without an endorsement in a subject area. Completing the diploma without endorsement lets you sample different subjects and build a qualification that reflects your own particular interests.
If you want to take an endorsement, you can choose from 25 subjects from the Bachelor of Arts degree, and major in the one that sparks your passion.
Massey’s Diploma in Arts is extremely flexible and you can include courses from many disciplines, including some from outside the humanities.
Massey offers passionate and friendly lecturers, a world-class distance-learning programme and access to multi-media learning materials.
The arts are the study of humanity: our history, beliefs, society, language and culture. They ask questions about how we think, how we communicate, and how we interact with our environment. They teach us to analyse the meaning behind what we are, what we do, and how we came to be that way.
Massey will prepare you to be a free and original thinker who will lead New Zealand into the future and help solve some of our big problems.
Employers need people who can thrive in an ever-changing labour market and effectively challenge and critique new encounters. Our arts programme will develop your interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ensure you remain agile enough to take on the opportunities the future holds.
The arts can lead to a wide range of career opportunities including:
Do you need help choosing your courses, or would you like to speak to an Adviser about your study? We would love to help you so please contact us.
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