The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a prestigious degree that will give you a broad knowledge in visual arts, multimedia, and design before you specialise in one studio area.
The four-year degree is based within purpose-built facilities and students enjoy being part of a supportive community of practitioners.
To apply for admission to the Intermediate Year (first year) of the BFA directly from secondary school, you need to have met University Entrance requirements and:
All applicants also need to submit an application form, a letter of introduction, and a portfolio of work.How to apply
Entry to the first year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts is limited. We recommend that you complete and supply by 15 November:
You are encouraged to apply as early as possible, and to visit Te Kura Kowaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts before making your application. The School welcomes applications from October.Portfolio of work
Your application should include a portfolio of recently completed art and/or design work.
The portfolio must include 12 examples of work from NCEA (or equivalent) practical arts subjects. The format must be colour, laser printed, and stapled A4 photographs.
This is your opportunity to demonstrate:
For more information on the application process for the Intermediate Year, go toTe Kura Kowaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts website.
Recent UC graduates have gained employment as professional artists, art gallery directors, photojournalists, commercial photographers, film directors, designers, consultants, art conservators, illustrators, fashion designers, curators, art critics, art historians, graphic designers, lecturers, and art teachers.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.