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Arts: Diploma


The Diploma of Arts degree is an exit credential which lays a foundation for further study. This credential provides a rigorous grounding in the Arts that prepares students for employment, global citizenship and helps students develop critical thinking skills and a sense of social engagement.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

This diploma includes 60 semester credit hours in university level studies including the following courses.

First Year

  • Six credits of first-year English
  • Any other eight courses with university transfer credit

Second Year

Any other ten university studies courses including two chosen from the following disciplines:

  • Creative Writing or English at the 2000 level,
  • History,
  • Music (with the exception of private lessons),
  • Philosophy,
  • Political Science, and
  • Sociology at the 1200 level or higher.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Arts.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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