Fine arts

Find out where a qualification in fine arts can take you by meeting some of the University of Auckland's successful graduates.

Sara Moana stands in front of wall of art sketches.

The Master of Fine Arts enabled Sara Moana to harness her art to create safe spaces encouraging important conversations.

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Fine Arts graduate Ashleigh Taupaki smiling outside her stdio in Auckland

Fine Arts graduate Ashleigh applies the transferable skills she picked up in her degree, in her role as a Policy Analyst with the Ministry for the Environment.

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Logan smiling next to his work

Developing critical thinking skills in the Bachelor of Fine Arts helped Logan create more authentic work.

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Tu's work framed and presented on white brick wall.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts helped Tu Neill discover a passion for photography and carve out a successful career as a filmmaker and editor.

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Elam School of Fine Arts graduate, Nikau Hindin

Since graduating, Nikau has built a successful career as a contemporary artist, exhibiting internationally and reviving the ancient art of making aute.

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Ane stands in a gallery, wearing black

Ane Tonga is the first Curator of Pacific Art at Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery, having also worked as a curator at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.

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Tyla smiles with a red hibiscus in her hair, with the ocean in the background

Tyla Vaeau's practice is dedicated to researching the cultural, historical and spiritual significance of tatau.

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Edith sits smiling wearing a yellow top

Photographer and masters graduate Edith Amituanai became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to photography and community.

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Shannon sits with his head bowed with a donkey at his side

Fine Arts graduate Shannon Te Ao is a an artist, writer, and lecturer. His work includes live performance and moving image.

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Learn about the quiet interventions of Doctor of Fine Arts and Walters Prize winner Kate Newby's work.

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