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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UC engineer brings artist's work to life

29 June 2016 UC engineer Dr Alex O'Keefe is bringing to life an artwork designed by Len Lye, the late Christchurch artist known for his kinetic sculptures. (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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Aaron Beehre: 101 Works of Art Harpercollins Publishers Award for Best Cover 2016 Winner

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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