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Fine Arts 

University of Auckland

Ph. D. On Campus
36 months
29624 USD/year
4883 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Fine Arts from University of Auckland  is an advanced studio-based research degree, encompassing research and practice. DocFA study is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art and/or design.

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The Doctor of Fine Arts from University of Auckland   involves both research and practice. You will be supervised by a committed team of professionally active, internationally recognised staff from Elam School of Fine Arts and, if appropriate, other schools/departments within the University of Auckland.

The DocFA is the highest-level university qualification in Fine Arts at the University of Auckland that is predominantly founded on studio-based practice. Like the PhD, it is expected to be a contribution to knowledge in your chosen field. Candidates work on advanced-level research in a manner relevant to medium-based or post-medium practices throughout the course of the degree.


The DocFA is an opportunity for both experienced and emerging artists to undertake advanced-level research and practice to further their development within their chosen creative field.

Programme Structure


  • As part of your DocFA study, you can take part in our doctoral skills programme, designed to help you achieve success in your research and develop skills for your future. 
  • We have a dedicated postgraduate careers advisor, and our library service includes specialist subject librarians to help you in your research. The central School of Graduate Studies provides dedicated support and advice for the doctoral community.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Meeting our academic requirements does not guarantee entry.

  • You must demonstrate an ability to research independently, and possess a high level of theoretical understanding. Acceptance is subject to staff availability for supervision, and appropriate resources and facilities.
  • You must write an initial statement of research intent to demonstrate your research capability and experience.
  • All students must meet our English-language requirements as a condition of entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29624 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4883 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4883 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National: NZ$7,329.60
  • International: NZ$44,464.80


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Fine Arts
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