Study Arts at UC
In the 21st century, Arts is the area where we develop the people and skills to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of a complex, globally connected and unpredictable world. Arts allows you to combine nearly 50 diverse and fascinating subjects ranked amongst the best in the world.
You’ll be taught by people who are passionate, research-active leaders in their field making an impact locally and on the world stage. We ready you to solve new and as yet unknown problems. We prepare you for the jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago; and the jobs that have yet to be created. With the country’s only Digital Arts and Professional & Community Engagement programmes, Arts at UC is uniquely placed to develop the connectors, creators and communicators for a changing world.
UC Arts City Location
In 2017, the University Of Canterbury moved UC Music and UC Classics back into the city centre, reconnecting itself with Christchurch city and its residents. The Old Chemistry building, located in The Arts Centre of Christchurch, is now a place of teaching and learning for Classics and Music students. The custom restoration of this Grade 1 heritage building features a beautiful recital room, teaching spaces, staff offices, and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities – home of the James Logie Memorial Collection.
We maintain a vibrant presence in the central city. Our busy events programme features concerts, lectures, seminars and museum tours. We also host national and international experts, and create opportunities for our students to work alongside these visitors and connect with the Christchurch community.