The Dunedin School of Art has a number of specialist studio disciplines, ensuring that you find your niche.
Hear from current students and alumni about their experience of studying at Dunedin School of Art.
Behind the scenes
Take an inside look at artworks in progress and our fabulous facilities being used.
Students and staff frequently display their work through free public exhibitions.
Learn about the diverse creative career pathways open to your child.
There’s always something new to learn, see or do at Dunedin School of Art. Check out our schedule of upcoming events.
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.
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SAVE THE DATE - SITE 2017 is coming soon
18 -23 NOV, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART
IS NEARLY HERE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Saturday 18 November 10am - 4pm
Monday 20 November 12 - 4pm...
Holly Zandbergen paintings inspired by photographer Craig Potton's work are now being exhibited at Potton's gallery in Nelson.Timaru born artist Holly Zandbe...
Making a Better World: Research and Teaching Making a Better World: Research and TeachingOn Monday 30 October 2017 we are hosting the second joint symposium for Otago Polytechnic and Southern Institute of...
Three Dunedin artists in finals for prestigious national Art Awards.
Three Dunedin School of Art graduates, artists Sam Foley, Justin Spiers and Alex Lovel-Smith, have made the finals of the prestigious national Wallace Art Award...
Student exhibition galleries
For all other student exhibitions see our flickr galleries.