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.
| Pete Westrupp, studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
New books explores work of prominent NZ artist (2 December 2013)
The prints of New Zealand artist Barry Cleavin are the focus of a new book published by Canterbury University Press this month.
UC exhibition to show transformation of East (13 August 2013)
A major University of Canterbury exhibition, Thx 4 the Memories, featuring the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes will open in the city next week.
Shows and Exhibitions
Applying for Fine Arts
An application form for applying for Fine Arts in 2014 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.
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. Follow us.