Bachelor of Fine Arts
Total student fees
over 3 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Integrate relevant theoretical and contextual knowledge with in-depth specialist, practical knowledge and skills that are situated within a specific art and design profession or discipline; enable students to develop practice-based critical evaluation skills and understanding, and the capacity to conduct and to apply self-directed research and inquiry towards the production of creative research outcomes; provide a balance of theoretical and professional industry knowledge and experience with which to form a basis for self-directed learning and research, post graduate study; facilitate an increased capacity for individual creative professionals to gain employment in the respective creative industry of their choice; equip students with the ability and knowledge to engage in sustainable and ethical creative practice, to be culturally sensitive, and responsive to environmental and social challenges, and emergent technologies shaping cutting-edge practices in contemporary art and design; produce adaptable and flexible creative professionals who have interpersonal and collaborative skills that can respond positively and creatively to change in industry and the professional environment.
Key Information for Students
Applicants must attend an interview at which they present a portfolio containing 12-24 samples of their work that reflect their skills and potential to successfully complete the programme. NCEA university entrance or equivalent. Discretionary entrance available for those with exceptional marks at NCEA level 2 and students over 20. International students - must be 18 and have a minimum of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$23,522 - $44,224|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||3%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship
Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office
$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $5,000 per annum.
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.