Initial studies in Painting proceed from a mix of traditional and contemporary painting practice. Students are encouraged to develop a sound grasp of the rationale belonging to such practices and a practical knowledge of the basic formal issues that guide them.
Advanced studies are designed to encourage students to deal with more recent painting practice in depth so that, by the time their studies have completed, they are able to maintain a high level of personally-directed activity consistent with established practice in their field.
There is strong competition for places in the Intermediate Year (first year) of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – see the degree page for information on entry requirements and how to apply.
Courses towards the Painting major begin in your second year. To complete the major you will need to take the following courses throughout the degree:
At least one 300-level ARTH course must be completed if you want to be eligible for Honours in your fourth year.
Students completing their fourth year at Honours level will take FINA 450 Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.
Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps
Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
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