Painting studies explores a range of techniques through different styles, tools, and practice, both traditional and contemporary.
You will discover different materials and learn about the role emotion and meaning plays for both the painter and the viewer.
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.
- Create a body of work and reflect critically on the development of your own style.
- Enjoy 24-hour access to your own personal studio space from second year.
- Work in purpose-built studios, workrooms, darkrooms, and computer labs, and have access to technician workshops and the Ilam Campus Gallery.
For the major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, complete the following courses:
At least one 300-level ARTH course must be completed if you want to be eligible for Honours in your fourth year.
If you are completing your fourth year at Honours level, you will take FINA450 Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.
You will learn skills beyond the practical processes of painting. Gain critical analysis, teamwork, communication, and organisational skills that will help you in your future career.
Some career pathways could include:
- Professional Artist
- Art conservation
- Art consulting
- Art gallery management.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Fine Arts.
Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
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