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Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed the three years of the Bachelor of Visual Arts offered by Otago Polytechnic or any equivalent qualification at Bachelor?s level or above with a B (70%) or higher pass in all areas of study undertaken in the final year.
Normal commencement of Honours study must occur within five years of the successful completion of the degree. Exceptions will require the approval of the postgraduate coordinator based on advice from the relevant head of department and the supervisor.
International students must demonstrate that they have equivalent experience/qualifications as domestic students and those, whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English language competence at IELTS level 6.5 (in all areas of the test).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduands will be confident and flexible visual arts practitioners in their chosen studio areas, who can integrate their material and conceptual knowledge in transferable ways within their practices and for the benefit of the employment sector. They are lifelong learners who are productive, lateral thinkers, effective problem solvers in the wider national and international arena. Graduands are able to produce a coherent body of studio work and can relate this work to its conceptual underpinnings and its wider community of practice in the field of contemporary art.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Visual Arts and Crafts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

AUT International Excellence Scholarship- Southeast Asia


$5000 NZDContribution to fees

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AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia


NZD$5,000Contribution to fees

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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.

Contact details

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Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
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