QUALIFICATION, DURATION, NQF EQUIVALENT LEVEL AND INTAKES
Diploma of Art (Advanced) – 3 Academic Years, Level 7, January
Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts – 4 Academic Years, Level 7, February
Portfolio and interview. NCEA level 2, preferably level 3 (High School Year 12/13) or equivalent.
English language entry requirements, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
INDIVIDUAL COURSE COMPONENTS
Drawing, life drawing, painting, photography, print media, three dimensional studies, fibre arts, critical studies, digital media, art history, theory and criticism, business studies, body of work, studio research, marketing, art and design theory.
The Fine Arts course offers a unique combination of learning through practice-based study supported by comprehensive research, reflection, critical analysis and academic study. In the initial stages of a fine arts education students experience and experiment with a broad range of studio subjects, disciplines and media; spending the majority of their studio practice time with tutors. As students progress they are able to select media from a range of studio subjects and their studio practice becomes increasingly self-directed.
First Academic Year:
The first academic year provides a solid grounding in arts theory and history, while developing a wide range of practical skills through studio learning.
Second Academic Year:
The second academic year is designed to further consolidate student’s skills and understanding of a fine arts practice, theory and history.
Third Academic Year:
The third academic year allows students to develop an individual course in research and studio practice in the media of their choice. This self-directed study is negotiated through a learning contract with assistance from tutors. In addition to self-directed study, students take classes in art history and theory.
FOLLOWING THE DIPLOMA OF ART (ADVANCED) STUDENTS CAN APPLY TO ENTER THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE THROUGH WHITECLIFFE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND DESIGN.
Fourth Academic Year:
The Bachelor of Fine Arts year is delivered at D&A in Christchurch on behalf of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. The course includes the study of arts, marketing, promotion and business practices.
Students produce a body of work in their studio practice. They are required to demonstrate in-depth research and write two academic essays that locate their work into a contemporary theoretical context.
Domestic and New Zealand Resident
Diploma of Art - NZ $5480 per academic year
Diploma of Art (Advanced) - NZ $5480 (third academic year)
Bachelor of Fine Arts - NZ $7010 (fourth academic year, in partnership with Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design).