Ara specialises in real-world learning and sustainable career outcomes. Programmes range from foundation studies through to graduate qualifications and are available in a wide range of subjects from art and architecture to engineering, performing arts, business, health, science and much more.
The outstanding tutors at Ara are industry professionals, chosen for the exceptional knowledge and experiences that they can share with students. The institute works closely with industry to ensure students have relevant skills for employment, and have a wide range of work placement opportunities.
Ara has five campuses in Canterbury – two in Christchurch and one each in Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru. Students enjoy quality facilities and recreation options, including libraries, student lounges and several café and restaurant options on or near campus.