School of Fine Arts
Welcome to the 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.
Hamish Coleman BFA (Hons), recipient of the 2011 Harry van der Lecq scholarship for Painting
| Te Rita Papesch, studying towards a PhD in Theatre and Film Studies
Select Student Awards 2012.
The Select Student Award supports emerging artists by showcasing work by final year and postgraduate students and by acquiring their work for the University of Canterbury’s permanent art collection. This year's guest judge was Linda Tyler, Director, Centre for Art Research, The University of Auckland. The winners were Alana Burtenshaw Sculpture, Rachael Dewhirst Printmaking and Makoto Takaoka Film. Thanks to all the students who submitted their work.
Shows and Exhibitions
School of Fine Arts – Open Day November 14
The work of students studying Film, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture were presented in their respective studios celebrating the work achieved by students in 2012. The campus and studios were open from midday on Wednesday 14 November through to 8pm that evening, with student films screening
continuously in the Film Studio in Block One. We had large numbers of the public through all day and a very positive response was recorded on the work shown.