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Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a B Grade Point Average in your final year courses, is required to enrol. Students with a degree or a diploma in Fine Arts and professional experience in the field will also be considered.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFineArts) offers advanced, practice-based research within a studio subject.
  • The programme gives students the opportunity to produce work that critically examines the technical practice, artistic influences, trends, and professional industry of their specialist area in Fine Arts.

Students will be able to take advantage of Te Kura Kōwaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts’ facilities on campus, such as the on-site gallery, darkrooms, digital labs, workshops, and film suites. Each student will also have their own studio space for practising and showcasing their work.

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The research courses in the programme are practice-based, and build on your studio subject in Film, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture.

The PGDipFineArts is made up of either:

  • FINA 450 Honours Research (120 points)
  • or both FINA 451 Honours Research A and FINA 452 Honours Research B (60 points each)

Students studying the Diploma part-time will complete the two courses option.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • With critical research skills and experience in conducting their own projects and art practice, students will be well prepared for work in the ever-changing contemporary art world.
  • Career pathways could include becoming a professional artist, art curator, consultant, designer, art conservator, teacher, art critic, gallery director, and a wide range of other roles in the creative industries.
  • Graduates will also be prepared for more advanced research and tertiary practice in their studio discipline.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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