Full-time: 5 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 2 March
2021 Semester One – 1 March
Available locations
Programme type
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

If you complete Part III of the BFA side of your BA/BFA conjoint with an average grade of B or higher, you are eligible to apply for entry into the BA/BFA(Hons).

The BA/BFA(Hons) builds upon the practical and theoretical elements developed across Part I, Part II and Part III of the BFA. You will explore an area of interest, expressed through your chosen media and honed through critical thinking, seminars and critiques of your research and your output.

Programme structure

The BA/BFA(Hons) aims to develop your artistic practice to its full potential, and to expand your understanding of contemporary art forms in their various cultural contexts. You will develop a project that culminates in a substantial work or exhibition, complemented by a piece of critical writing related to your investigation throughout the year.

The programme consists of an Honours research project worth 120 points, undertaken after completion of Parts I–III of the BA/BFA if you have achieved an average grade of B or higher.

Your BA courses are unaffected by the additional year in the BFA(Hons) side of the programme.

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed Parts I, II, and III of the Bachelor of Fine Arts side of your conjoint at the University of Auckland before starting the BA/BFA(Hons).

Further programme requirements

You will require a GPA of 5.0 across all of your Stage III courses in Fine Arts.

Other pathways to study

The 240-point Master of Fine Arts is a suitable postgraduate study option for those who already hold an undergraduate degree from a similar tertiary institution.

How much does a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,885 – $9,207*
International students
NZ$37,899 – $46,313*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $953.10 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Your BA/BFA(Hons) study will help you to develop strong capabilities for many careers, including advanced communication, critical and creative thinking, the ability to research and evaluate information, the ability to analyse problems and seek solutions, adaptability, and an awareness of different perspectives. You’ll be well-positioned to pursue new opportunities opened up by developments in society, technology and the contemporary art industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Account manager
  • Art writer or critic
  • Arts administrator
  • Communications specialist
  • Creative director
  • Curator
  • Digital content specialist
  • Sales and marketing executive

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