Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of Auckland

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate

Contemporary art keeps the communities vibrant and lively, contributing to the richness and quality of life. Elam School of Fine Arts is a stimulating place to study. Creative and diverse, Elam offers a broad range of fine art activities within an interdisciplinary studio environment. In the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme students will learn alongside like-minded students and be taught by internationally-recognised artists. This programme can be completed as part of a conjoint programme.


This course consist of 480 credits studied over a period of at least four years of full-time study. In the first year students will study a range of art forms and media, learn drawing and other graphic representation, solve visual communication problems and engage in personal research and investigation. Over the next three years students will develop in-depth theoretical knowledge of art through interdisciplinary studio-based instruction and build a research-based practice. If students have successfully completed Part III of the BFA, they may be eligible to apply for entry into the BFA(Hons) for their fourth year of study.


  • Fine arts

Standard entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 3
  • CIE
  • IB

Study pathways

Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours; Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFA); Master of Fine Arts (MFA); Doctor of Fine Arts (DocFA); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $28,234 No

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