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Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2025


Wellington Campus


Study a Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts – GDipFA

You’ll be studying with other fine arts students in courses at 200, 300 and 400-level.

In the large art studio courses you’ll have the support to work in any media in an interdisciplinary studio environment. This includes sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, installation, moving image, photography, printmaking, site-responsive work, curatorial activities and art writing.

Other study could include a range of studio courses that develop your practice further. Critical and contextual studies also help expand your knowledge of art and design discourse.

Get the full picture

Visit the College of Creative Arts website.

A GDipFA is a good fit if you:

are creative or artistic

enjoy the arts.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

This is a selected entry qualification. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To be admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts you will:

have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or

have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

You will also need to:

take part in an interview at which you demonstrate readiness to undertake your desired course of study

submit a satisfactory portfolio of work to show you are at the standard necessary to undertake work up to 300-level and beyond

provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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