School of Fine Arts
Te Kura Kōwaiwai
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a four-year degree in visual arts and design subjects. With a high teacher/student ratio, the School of Fine Arts offers a boutique-style education in both the practical field of fine arts and the wider liberal arts. The ability to specialise in one of the five disciplines - design, film, painting, photography and sculpture - is unique within New Zealand. Staff are all practising designers or artists with established reputations. Our graduates are highly employable with lateral thinking skills as well as solid organisation skills.
Our students gain a liberal Arts education with a specialisation in one of five subjects.
A separate application process is needed for entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme.
A range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are available for Fine Arts students.
Aaron Kong, studying toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture shares his UC story.
News, events and exhibitions
The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently ...
Refurbishments of the College of Arts’ Elsie Locke and James Logie buildings on the University of Canterbury (UC) campus ...
School of Fine Arts staff
are located in Fine Arts, Block 2