The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) provides a development opportunity for students who have an interest in establishing themselves as professional artists or scholars, or career designers, filmmakers, or photographers. This Master's encourages participants to explore the latest trends, develop their own ideas, and build their confidence in the public realm.
UC offers the MFA in Film, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.
Te Kura Kowaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts provides opportunities to gain valuable exhibition experience through an ongoing professional relationship with Te Puna o Waiwhetu | Christchurch Art Gallery. There is also an artist-in-residence programme, and the School enjoys a busy schedule of visiting international artists who share their expertise with postgraduate students.
On-campus facilities include ample studio space, well-equipped workshops, digital labs, darkrooms, and extensive film and video facilities. In addition there is an on-site gallery, and one of the country's top fine arts collections.
A number of scholarships and awards are on offer for talented students.
Students must normally have completed:
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Applicants submit a proposal and a special application - see 'How to apply' below.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Fine Arts or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
Applicants submit a proposal outlining the direction their practice will take for that year to Te Kura Kowaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts. These can be made at any time.
Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Postgraduate Fine Arts study at UC exposes students to many facets of the art world outside of university. It helps to build an artist's confidence, and preparation for the exciting and open-ended career of a professional artist.