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, printmaking, 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 commended in quality audit

24 March 2015 A four-year academic audit report has commended the UC on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university's planning, reviews and services. (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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Art School 125

Art School 125 Art School 125 is ongoing research project relating to the history of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury. Click here for fascinating insights and anecdotes...

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Dan Arps | Appococycollapsed

Combining wall reliefs, sculptural assemblages and videos, Appococycollapsed is a new installation by Auckland based artist Dan Arps....

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Becky Richards | Recipe

An incubator for beginnings. A house of habits. A container for process...

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The Press | Review

10 art galleries to check out in Christchurch...

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