Bachelor of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Fine Arts

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Entry requirements

Applicants must attend an interview at which they present a portfolio containing 12-24 representative samples of their work that reflect their skills and potential to successfully complete the programme. NCEA University Entrance. Discretionary entrance - domestic students over 20 and those with exceptional marks at NCEA L2. International students must be at least 18 and have a minimum English Language level o f6.0 or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

A single entry and exit degree that offers four optional subject pathways or specialisms: Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photo Media. The aims of the BFA are to integrate relevant theoretical and contextual knowledge with in-depth, specialist, practical knowledge and skills that are situated within a specific art and design profession of discipline.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship

Provided by:

Quota International of Auckland Inc.



Maximum value of $5,000

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Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters Scholarships

Provided by:

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand - Scholarship Co-ordinator



Course Costs

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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

Main Campus Office

Phone: (9) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957

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