In the BFA (Hons) you'll spend a lot of time in the studio, experiencing different approaches to making art, and developing your own unique practice.
The programme isn't media-specific, so you can focus on the methods and ideas of contemporary art production, and make bodies of new work that are responsive to a variety of contexts. Technical workshops will help you develop the practical skills you need.
Like our staff, you can work across sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, installation, moving image, photography, printmaking, site-responsive work, curatorial activities and art writing. The BFA will stretch you, ground you in art theory and immerse you in art-making. The BFA prepares you for any career that requires creativity, resilience, determination, critical thinking, problem-solving and attention to technical excellence.
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and dedicated students who demonstrate skill and passion for design and the visual arts. There are no required school subjects, but students who do well in NCEA Level 2 art, design or technology (or equivalent) may be granted automatic entry to the programme without having to submit a portfolio. The requirements for automatic entry are: NCEA Level 2 with Merit or Excellence, including a Merit or Excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject.
Entry to the University is confirmed once you have achieved University Entrance.