Course code: #AK3352
Passionate about art? The university Bachelor of Visual Arts at AUT prepares you for the demands of a career in contemporary art, whether as an artist or in the many other roles within the art sector.
Study visual arts and enjoy a student-centered and studio-based program where you can follow your interests in art - including drawing, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, moving images, analog, and digital photography, installation, sound, painting, performance, art and technology, social and community-based art practices.
In the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree you can specialize in one of three pathways (Year 2):
Sculpture and Intermedia pathway
Explore the breadth of the expanded field of sculpture in contemporary art.
You'll be encouraged to develop individual approaches to your making through experimental and open-ended investigative methods.
There's a strong focus on the exploration of sculptural concepts and ideas driving contemporary art; object making, installation, performance, and social art practices.
Painting and Printmaking pathway
You'll approach image-making as a process that involves the interaction between visual qualities, ideas, technologies, and media. Using media and technologies to suit your inventive purposes, you'll develop a territory of interest for art making.
Participate in workshops and seminars on painting concepts and techniques, printmaking concepts and techniques, studio practice and how to work with ideas and images, and the critical analysis of works of art.
Photography and Lens-Based Media pathway
Develop an independent lens-based direction from a foundation of learning in photographic theory and technical learning.
You'll work with a broad range of high-end equipment and facilities, including large-format analog photography, studio lighting, and digital processes that include moving image work.
By questioning what photography is and how it operates in the world today, you'll develop a photographic art practice that is critical and current.
|Cost of living||1 person||$9,804|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$11,800|
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.
On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.
You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.
1_ All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.
2_ They must have portfolio of art work.
Consider starting with AUT's Certificate in Science and Technology.
If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enroll in a foundation programme.
If you successfully complete the foundation programme and get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.
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