The Bachelor of Visual Arts degree integrates values of tika, pono and aroha, through manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. We care about inclusive, diverse, sustainable and connected art practice. Our students are critically engaged citizen-artists. They will be the future critics and conscience of society through the questions they ask, the futures they imagine, and the art they make. Our studio is a community where we connect, collaborate, speak and listen together.

The kaupapa we hope our students carry with them seeks to enable self-determined, resilient and sustainable students whose careers in the arts will contribute to local and global conversations