Bachelor of Visual Arts

Auckland University of Technology

Subject area

Creative Arts



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have a professional qualification in visual arts that incorporates a range of current practices and builds high-level skills. They will have developed their practical art talents and their ability to work with concepts, and also their skills in analysing and critically evaluating art with a focus on how to generate and develop art ideas, and how to work with visual language. They will also have learned about the theoretical and historical contexts related to art. Career opportunities include working as practising artists, arts administrators, curators, art historians, art critics, photographers, art writers or art teachers.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent; a portfolio of art work. An interview may be required.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,083 $21,249
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,036 $30,107
Total $17,119 $51,356

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $41,000
Earnings range $33,000 - $50,000
In employment 61%
In further study 26%
On a benefit 3%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 288 864
Phone: (09) 921 9999
Fax: (09) 921 9812

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