Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts

You can use the BA side of your conjoint to enrich subject knowledge and skills directly related to the other side of your conjoint, or to pursue interests which have no obvious link to your other degree. Language study on the Arts side of conjoint degrees can increase your international employment options.

The BFA is taught at Elam School of Fine Arts, New Zealand’s foremost fine arts school. You will work in a studio-based environment with access to a wide range of contemporary art disciplines, and be free to choose your own creative direction.

A conjoint degree gives you a wider range of skills and options for employment after university study, whether you study language, art history, literature or pursue an area of study linked to critical practices such as philosophy or the social sciences.  

Programme structure

A total of 675 points comprising 255 points from Bachelor of Arts courses and 390 points from Bachelor of Fine Arts courses. For more information, visit the University Calendar.


5 years  

Guaranteed entry requirements

Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative works and written statement.

  • NCEA – 210
  • CIE – 230
  • IB – 28  

To find out how to gain entry to the University of Auckland and the qualifications you require for admission into programmes please visit Entry requirements.

Fees – 2017

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students in 2016: NZ$6488 – NZ$7483.

Your exact tuition fees will relate to the courses you choose, but are likely to be within this range. Fees per point are charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for. In addition to tuition fees, you will also pay a Student Services fee. Students studying full time paid NZ$754.80 in 2016.

Find out more about Fees and money matters.

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