Fine Arts

Fine Arts is about the visual arts – drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, etc.

Studying in this area involves developing practical (artistic!) skills to be able to create works of art.

Fine arts also includes learning about the great artists of the past and different artistic styles and approaches.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Artist
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Print-maker
  • Illustrator
  • Multi-media artist
  • Art conservator
  • Art critic
  • Art historian
  • Curator
  • Exhibit designer
  • Art editor
  • Art designer
  • Sign writer
  • Art teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

114% of national
median earnings


Employment

69%
Employed
5%
Unemployed
16%
Further study
10%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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