College of Arts, University of Canterbury was established in 1873. The College of Arts encompasses the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Creative Arts and continues to expand the services offered in the Arts since first established at Canterbury College. The College of Arts offers a number of diverse academic programs in the areas of Arts, Education, Fine Arts, History, Journalism, Languages, Music, Social Sciences, Social Work, Theatre, Film Studies and offers excellence in teaching and research by highly trained and motivated staff, in over forty disciplines.
The College of Arts office opened in 2004 and is situated in the newly refurbished ground floor of the history building. They are very privileged to display in their offices, art work on loan from students and staff of their prestigious School of Fine Arts. The office of the college comprises a team of professional, welcoming and enthusiastic staff who provide high quality service to students and staff of the University of Canterbury.
Why Choose University of Canterbury?
- The University has been committed in producing leaders for over 130 years.
- University of Canterbury has one of the most diverse and vibrant student cultures of any New Zealand university.
- University of Canterbury has seven faculties which offers wide range of programs.
- The University provides state of art infrastructure to its students and faculty.
- IT Services
- Recreation Facilities
- Health Centre
- Childcare Facilities
- School of Humanities
- School of Social and Political Sciences
- School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
- Centre for Fine Arts, Music and Theatre
- School of Maori and Indigenous Studies
Research Centers –
- Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury
- Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies
- NZ Australia Research Centre
- NZ Institute of Language, Brain and Behavior (NZILBB)
- New Zealand South Asia Centre
- Social Science Research Centre
- Te Awatea Violence Research Centre
- Te Puna Puoru National Centre for Research in Music Education and Sound Arts
- New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies
- National Centre for Research on Europe
Student Advice –
The student advisors in the College of Arts can assist students in a variety of ways in planning their degree or helping with special applications regarding their course of study.
They can assist with:
- Degree planning, including double degrees and double majors
- Explaining their course options
- Semester planning (e.g., work load)
- Understanding the University calendar and degree regulations
- Advice on eligibility to graduate
- Transfer of credits from other New Zealand tertiary institutions
- Permissions to take courses elsewhere for credit to a UC degree
- Cross-crediting between several undergraduate degrees
- Transferring between degrees
- Approval of entry to courses and degrees
- Exemptions, such as waivers of pre-requisites or core-requirements
- Withdrawal from courses
- Part-time enrolment at master's level