Study Art at Otago Polytechnic's Central Otago campus and learn how to translate your creativity into a career.

Art graduates are increasingly finding employment in a variety of sectors. You could end up working as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher – or in the digital and film industries.

A qualification in art gives you highly transferable skills, including the ability to develop ideas and collaborate with others; strong observational, research and analytical skills; creative problem solving; and the ability to learn from criticism and be objective about your work.

Central Otago, with its unique, inspirational landscape, is the ideal location for gaining an Art qualification. Learn under the guidance of highly experienced, nationally and internationally recognised lecturers from the Dunedin School of Art who will help you reach your full creative potential.

Bachelor of Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art or by distance (year 2)*
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply now

Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible. *A distance option is available in the second year for those specialising in Photography or Painting. This involves some classes at our Central Otago campus and visits to Dunedin. We are also seeking approval to offer the Year 3 Painting and Photography courses in Central from 2019.

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