Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

As an art student at the College of Creative Arts you’ll be producing work that makes us think and feel, act and react, whatever your mode of art-making - performative, digital, object-based, lens-based, paint, print, installation, film.

Through intensive studio engagement you’ll experience a wide range of approaches to making art, and develop your own unique practice. With a programme that is not media-specific, focusing on the methods and ideas of contemporary art production, you’ll make bodies of new work that are responsive to a variety of contexts, supported by technical workshops that assist you to develop the practical skills you need.

Honours / non-honours

In the BFA(Hons), your final work is strongly research-engaged, while the BFA pathway is less research-focused. During your study you can explore art, design and other disciplines through electives, develop your professional capability through internships and business courses, and broaden your horizons further through international exchanges and study tours.

Key facts

  • Four years full-time
  • Available at Wellington
  • Click here for fees
  • The College of Creative Arts is NASAD approved as Substantially Equivalent
  • Contemporary studio environment
  • Programme available for international students studying in NZ only


The BFA can be an entrance to professional fine arts practice, or it may lead to a variety of career opportunities in allied fields. These can include art education, arts administration, and key involvement in creative industries where problem-solving skills are in demand.

Graduates may also continue on to postgraduate studies in fine arts to further develop their fine arts abilities, knowledge, research interests, and skills.

Want to apply?  

Click here to apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours. Applications for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (with or without Honours) close on 1 October each year. However late applications will be considered subject to space and availability.

Enrolling in courses

Once you have been granted admission to the fine arts programme at Massey, you'll need to enrol in courses. Follow the steps in this guide to enrol in your first year fine arts courses.

More information

CoCA Yellow Book 2019  creative arts 2020