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Expected Jul 2023
Study a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours – BFA(Hons)
In the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours – BFA (Hons) – you’ll spend two thirds of your time in the studio, experiencing different approaches to making art, and developing your own unique practice.
The qualification 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. Work, learn and collaborate alongside with students across disciplines and year levels.
You can work across a range of media, such as:
The BFA (Hons) will stretch you, ground you in art theory and immerse you in art-making, with the support of some of New Zealand’s most notable fine artists.
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and dedicated students who demonstrate skill and passion for design and the visual arts.
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A BFA(Hons) is a good fit if you:
are passionate about art and art-making
love experimentation, creative expression, and critical thinking
want the freedom to be yourself, with easy access to tutors and excellent technical facilities.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours you will:
submit a portfolio (if you do well in NCEA Level 2 art, design or technology – or equivalent - you may not need to submit a portfolio. See details below.)
attend an interview in person or over Skype.
Automatic entry: If you achieved NCEA Level 2 or 3 with Merit or Excellence overall and a Merit or Excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject, you have automatic entry and will not have to submit a portfolio. This also applies for Cambridge International students achieving an AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject.
International English Language Requirements: