School of Fine Arts

The School of Fine Arts was established in 1882 as the Canterbury College School of Art. It is one of the longest established art schools in New Zealand and one of the oldest in the English speaking world. The School of Fine Arts has a substantial reputation both in New Zealand and internationally, for education of students, as well as for the professional profiles of the graduates within this school. The school offers practical studies in sculpture, painting, photography, film and design, with students also having access to the full range of courses and other resources offered in the University.

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Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015 Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015. (read article)

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UC Exhibitions at The University of Canterbury comprises the Ilam campus gallery in The School of Fine Arts (formerly SOFA Gallery in the Christchurch Arts Centre) together with a number of student led exhibition spaces.

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Applying for Fine Arts.

An application form for applying for Fine Arts in 2015 is available on the Admissions page. For further queries please contact the School Office on 03 364-2159 to make an appointment with the First Year Supervisor Stage 1 Studies.

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‘It’s so important to be surrounded by people with different interests...’

Georgia Taggart Studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking
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Announcements and Events

Artist Talk: Bret de Thier

24 September 2015 01:00PM until 24 September 2015 02:00PM

Curating under Pressure: A symposium on the ethics of curating

Christchurch, New Zealand, 5th to 8th November 2015.
The topic of the conference will be the ethics of curating, discussed in the context of Christchurch...

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Christchurch International | Bret de Thier’s Arts Festival posters 1973 & 1975

Bret de Thier’s posters for the Christchurch Arts Festivals of 1973 and '75 represent a significant moment in the history and trajectory of New Zealand graphic design...

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Mary Tamblyn | Ceranimation

An exhibition by Mary Tamblyn, concerned with developing personality/character through the use of ceramics and animation...

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Sarah McRobie | Flora and Fauna

An exhibition by Sarah McRobie exploring the possibilities of the medium of collage. ....

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The Press | Review

10 art galleries to check out in Christchurch...

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