Otago Polytechnic

Studio Disciplines

As New Zealand’s oldest public art school, we have a tradition of teaching excellence with the support of world-class facilities – ensuring that you reach your full potential. Teaching is across eight specific studio areas.

  • Ceramics

    Ceramic work can range from innovative, figurative and sculptural pieces to finely-made vessels.

  • Electronic arts

    The Electronic Arts studio enables you to explore a wide range of approaches to art using new media and old technologies.

  • Jewellery and Metalsmithing

    Develop your artistic eye and practical skills and fundamental reference for jewellery is the human body.

  • Print

    The Print Studio comprises a large workshop facility with a comprehensive range of print processes.

  • Photography

    Develop a photographic practice that is critically engaged both with the world of images around you and the other aspects of your life.

  • Painting

    Develop your skill in painting, and make your artwork relevant to today’s society and to national and international contemporary practice.

  • Sculpture

    Contemporary Sculpture encompasses installation practice, site specific art works, public sculpture and live art pertaining to objects.

  • Textiles

    Discover Textiles and examine the value of cloth and its relationship to the body, different genders and classes, and material culture.

Our studio disciplines are supported by: