Otago Polytechnic

About Dunedin School of Art

Make, learn and thrive at the Dunedin School of Art

We provide a true art school experience through hands-on making in spacious, well-equipped workshops and studio facilities. Our school community is welcoming and supportive allowing you to enrich your own unique art practice and to explore career options. We offer flexible teaching methods which are designed for visual thinkers. Our lecturers are working artists with wide-ranging practices. 

Contact Dunedin School of Art

Email artoffice@op.ac.nz
19 Riego St, Dunedin 9016
International +64 3 477 3014
New Zealand 0800 762 786
  • History

    The Dunedin School of Art has a proud history dating back to 1870. Learn more about our history, mission and values.

  • Research

    Research is key to Otago Polytechnic’s role as a tertiary education provider and Dunedin School of Art has a strong research culture.

  • Study Abroad and Exchange

    International partnerships are at the heart of the Dunedin School of Art's philosophy for learning and growth.

  • Student stories

    Find out what our students and alumni are up to and be inspired by their creative journeys.
  • Parent information

    Learn about the diverse creative career pathways open to your child.

  • Artists in Residence/Adjunct

    Dunedin School of Art offers residencies to promising and established artists to help further their career.

  • Sustainability in art

    The visual arts play a significant role in sustainability, and in the social and environmental issues surrounding it.

  • Our staff

    Our staff are passionate about the arts and supporting students to explore their creative ambitions.
  • Message from the Head of School

    You are invited to attend our weekly seminars, regular exhibitions and other events – these are free of charge and all are welcome.