Fine Arts

  • Fine Arts postgraduate
    An Ilam School of Fine Arts postgraduate student in their studio space on campus.



The University of Canterbury’s Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFineArts) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) are intensive study programmes that provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to consolidate and extend studio work and research interests. These courses are for students who have an interest in establishing themselves as professional artists with the intention to explore the latest developments in their chosen field of practice.

Contact us

Te Kura Kōwaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts

Phone +64 3 369 3377

Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand



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Initial studies in Painting proceed from a mix of traditional and contemporary painting practice. Students are encouraged to develop a sound grasp of the ...