Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

Today, artists are increasingly being drawn from a range of different disciplines. If you already have a degree in another field, studying fine arts can offer you an exciting extension of your own interests and expertise and an opportunity to develop your critical and creative thinking and making skills. The Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts has been designed with this in mind.

You’ll be studying with other fine arts students in courses at 200, 300 and 400 level. In the large art studio courses you’ll be supported to work in any media in an interdisciplinary studio environment, including: sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, installation, moving image, photography, printmaking, site-responsive work, curatorial activities, and art writing. Other study could include a range of studio courses that develop your practice further, or critical and contextual studies that helps expand your knowledge of art and design discourse.

You can plan a flexible course of study, which takes into account your aptitudes and aspirations, from both core and elective Bachelor of Fine Arts courses. You’ll take a total of 120 credits, of which at least 75 credits will be at 300-level or above, including the core 300-level art studio courses.

Come and talk to us before you apply and we can help you tailor your programme to fit.

Key facts

  • One full-time year (or equivalent part-time)
  • Available at Wellington
  • Open to holders of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Applicants who do not have a degree may apply to be admitted with equivalent status on the basis of practical, professional of scholarly experience

Want to apply? 

Click here to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts. Applications close on 15 November.

More information

CoCA Yellow Book 2019  creative arts 2020