Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a four-year dynamic programme offering students the opportunity to develop artistic knowledge and skills in order to pursue creative excellence.
We offer classes in painting, sculpture, printmaking, glass and photography. Art history, theory, museum practice and liberal arts courses provide the basis for critical thinking, analysis and studies integrated with studio experience.We have a vigorous visiting artists programme with field trips to national collections in Wellington, New Plymouth and Auckland. Interactions with Maori present an exciting and unique opportunity for students to study and create in one of the most vital and inspiring cultural landscapes of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree qualifies graduates for further education, teacher training programmes, job opportunities as art education specialists, art consultants, gallery exhibition technicians and work in related fields.
As a Bachelor of Fine Arts you can major in: GLASS / PAINTING / PRINTMAKING / SCULPTURE
In year one, students study design, drawing, art history, computer courses for artists, and English composition, plus experiencing three other studio areas
In year two, academic studies are enhanced by liberal arts electives. Students focus on two studio media, as well as choosing one or more studio electives.
Students concentrate on a major studio medium in year three, as well as continuing liberal arts electives.
Year four involves self-directed learning within the major area accompanied by a written research project that complements and enhances studio work. Each student produces a solo exhibition at the end of the year