Experience Ara

Get a feel for tertiary-level study and explore the wide range of subject options with Experience Ara.

What is Experience Ara?

Experience Ara is all about giving you a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on taster days, holiday programmes and workshops in a wide range of subjects. 

Events are held throughout the school year and most are free. Depending on the activity, you might meet tutors and current students, use our industry-standard facilities to undertake tasks and challenges, or just have a great time learning about a subject you’re really interested in

What are the Benefits?

If you’re interested in a particular subject area at Ara, these sessions will give you lots of useful information on our programmes, plus great advice on how to produce a quality application, portfolio or audition.

Junior Tasters are ideal if you have little or no experience in a subject but you’d like to explore it as a potential future career, these are designed for Year 9 and 10 students. If you have some understanding of a particular subject area and you’re considering studying it at a tertiary level, Senior Tasters, designed for Year 11, 12 and 13 students, are a great way to get hands-on experience.

Depending on which course or taster you choose, students can also earn NCEA credits.

Further information

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