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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Roy Kerr receives University's highest honour

10 May 2016 UC awards the rare honour of the title Canterbury Distinguished Professor to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who is also to receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden. (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 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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‘Living with a large group of people your age will help you learn more about yourself...’

Winnie Whyte Studying towards a BA in Media and Communication and a BFA in Sculpture
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Event Horizon: Hana Pera Aoake, Audrey Baldwin, Eddie Clemens, Toshi Endo, James Oram, and Daniel Strang

Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, Fine Arts, 6/5/2016 5PM Free

New UC Film Lecturer Steve Carr Profiled by Christchurch Press

9 February 2016: On February 3rd, The Christchurch Press featured our new Film lecturer Steve Carr talking about his playful films and video installations. Read more...

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