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Programme Overview





As a tertiary provider, UCOL acknowledges the strong and vibrant arts community in Whanganui.
In early 2013 a community-based working party put significant energy and commitment into developing ideas for the future for fine arts and glass education and what this might look like. As a result, qualifications in glass of one, two and three year duration, and a three year applied arts Degree are being researched to determine whether they are feasible. If these were to proceed the qualifications could be available from 2015.
UCOL continues to work in partnership with the Wanganui District Council on these matters.
If you are interested in future qualifications in this subject area please let us know and we will keep you updated with our progress. There will be no new enrolments into the Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014. 
Students currently undertaking the three year Diploma in Glass Design and Production and the four year Bachelor of Fine Arts are not affected and are completing their studies.
As research is underway to progress and evaluate the future options you can assist us by letting us know if you would consider enrolling in a glass qualification of one, two, and/or three years duration or a three year applied arts degree. If you are interested in studying in this area please contact the UCOL Information Centre team on 0800 GO UCOL who will keep you informed of new developments as they occur.
We will also be publishing regular updates on this page in terms of future enrolments in existing programmes.


Programme Bachelor of Fine Arts - Level 7
Study Options / Duration Full-time , 4 years
Campuses Whanganui
Fees Domestic $6,363.18 per yearInternational $17,885 per year



There is no year one or two intake for this programme in 2014.

Year 3 - 10 February 2014 - 14 November 2014

Year 4 - 10 February 2014 - 14 November 2014




Year Two timetable information.

Year Three timetable information.

Year Four timetable information

Classes are generally between the hours of 9.00am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday.
Allow 20 hours in class and an additional 20 hours lecturer-directed learning each. 
Other Programme Costs
UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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