School of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a four-year degree in visual arts and design subjects. With a high teacher/student ratio, the School of Fine Arts offers a boutique-style education in both the practical field of fine arts and the wider liberal arts. The ability to specialise in one of the five disciplines - design, film, painting, photography and sculpture - is unique within New Zealand. Staff are all practising designers or artists with established reputations. Our graduates are highly employable with lateral thinking skills as well as solid organisation skills.
Our students gain a liberal Arts education with a specialisation in one of five subjects.
A separate application process is needed for entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme.
A range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are available for Fine Arts students.
Exhibitions run in our campus galleries throughout the year - drop in and see what we are doing.
News, events and exhibitions
A recent UC School of Fine Arts graduate is heading to Germany for her first art residency, fulfilling her goal of traveling the world with her painting.
UC graduate Simon Todd (Ngāi Tahu) is using his Fulbright Award to complete his PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University in California.
School of Fine Arts staff
are located in Fine Arts, Block 2