• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Study a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology and and enjoy a student-centred and studio-based programme where you can follow your interests in art – including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, moving image, sound, performance, social practice, multimedia approaches, and new and emerging technologies.

Career opportunities 

AUT Bachelor of Visual Arts alumni are now carving successful careers around the world, as notable artists, curators, arts administrators, academics, teachers and technicians.

Art industries

  • Artist
  • Arts administrator, manager or director
  • Art consultant
  • Art critic, historian, commentator, writer or researcher

Museums and galleries

  • Art gallery manager or owner
  • Curator
  • Gallery technician
  • Conservation

Arts education

  • Teacher
  • Community education
  • Gallery educator

Creative technologies

  • Film industry
  • Commercial photographer
  • Interactive designer
  • Web designer

Community development

  • Community and public art management and coordination
  • Arts advocacy roles

Creative entrepreneur

  • Craft business
  • Art fair developers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Visual Arts Studio 
  • Visual Arts Theory
  • Visual Arts Core Studio
  •  Visual Arts Professional Practice 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate (IB) or NCEA results.
  • High school qualification: Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13.
  • Portfolio of art work

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20578 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4082 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic: NZ$6,712 - $6,761
  • International: NZ$33,836

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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