Make, learn and thrive at the Dunedin School of Art
Our three-year Bachelor of Visual Arts takes you through an introduction to several artforms, a focus on the development of ideas through drawing, research and project design and a focused study in one studio area supported by art history and theory and a course in professional practices. At the completion of the degree you will have exhibited several times in the art school gallery, have sufficient experience to exhibit in a more public situation, and you will be familiar with the wider field of contemporary art. If you already have a relevant degree, the Graduate Diploma allows you to enter part-way through this process and complete a new major in a studio subject.
For an overview of the Bachelor of Visual Arts course outline please see this diagram.
Postgraduate programmes offer a space for increased reflection and self-directed experimentation. Candidates increase their professionalism and their capacity for independent work. The community of the art school offers professional practices, peer support and critical feedback, preparing candidates for the wider arts community both as artists and workers in the wider fields of arts and culture. We offer low residency options for study in all postgraduate programmes through flexible off-site supervision. Please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator for further information.
For an overview of postgraduate course options, please see this diagram.
Night classes run throughout the year regularly in short blocks. They are usually in the evening but we have some day classes too. They are a chance to develop new skills, refresh familiar ones, or simply enjoy doing what you love. They are not assessed but you can gain skills that may lead you toward qualifications. We have a wide range of subjects so explore the website and pick from what is on offer.
Michel Tuffery sculpture for campus
Award-winning New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery has been commissioned to create a sculpture at the entrance to Otago Polytechnic.
To be located in the...
"My hair is longer and the plums are ready now", new paintings by Esther Bosshard
Esther Bosshard has a new exhibition coming up at Inge Doesburg Gallery. In an interview with Rebecca Fox, Otago Daily Times, she talks about life in the Dunedi...
Public Exhibition: 2018 Dunedin School of Art POSTGRADUATE Season
19 FEB - 6 APRIL, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST
Master of Visual Arts
Nelson (Shin Nei), Nostalgia, 19 February – 23 February
Public Seminars Term 1
1 MARCH-12 APRIL, 12:00-1:00PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST, (off Albany Street)
Public Seminar Programme for Term 1, 2018
1 MARCH, 12:00...
Costume Textiles Association of NZ and Otago Polytechnic - Call for Papers and Exhibition
This year, Unbound: Liberating Women; A Symposium, organised in partnership with the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) and the School of...
A Collision of Cultures
Dunedin artist Graham Fletcher is preparing to stage an extensive survey show as part of the 2018 Auckland Arts Festival exhibition.
2 MARCH - 28 APRIL 2018,...
Student exhibition galleries
For all other student exhibitions see our flickr galleries.