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Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, whereas disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and psychology analyze its relationship with humans and generations.

Clockwise from upper left:

A self-portrait from Vincent van Gogh

An African Chokwe-statue,

Detail: Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

A Japanese Shisa lion

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science"Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

  • Auckland University Art

    Auckland University Art

    The Faculty of Arts hosts the humanities, social sciences, languages and theology at The University of Auckland, and is the most comprehensive and diverse arts faculty in New Zealand. W
  • Otago Art

    Otago Art

    Apart from being able to specialise in traditional core disciplines (such as History, Philosophy and Music), Humanities students may also choose among a variety of new interdisciplinary programmes .
  • Canterbury Art

    Canterbury Art

    The College of Arts has established 20 new scholarships to provide an enhanced learning experience for high achieving students studying in 2012.
  • Massey Art

    Massey Art

    The College of Creative Arts is a provider of relevant, internationally benchmarked undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in art, design and visual and material culture.
  • Waikato Art

    Waikato Art

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a wide range of qualifications from undergraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees through to postgraduate research.
  • AUT Art

    AUT Art

    An education in Art and Design at AUT University will meet your creative needs. Our major study areas include: Digital Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Product Design, Spatial Design, ...
  • Wintec Art

    Wintec Art

    Students will be able to take personal art and design ideas, underpinned by research of contemporary practice, through to quality finished products in selected media.
  • Manukau Art

    Manukau Art

    Students will explore set studio activities and develop individual projects under the guidance of professional tutors to enable them to gain the necessary skills to work in the public arena and take charge of their own career development.
  • NMIT Art

    NMIT Art

    In the Creative Industries programme area NMIT offer certificates, diplomas and degrees in arts and media along with diplomas in Graphic Design and Multimedia and Contemporary Music.
  • Southern Art

    Southern Art

    Major in Photography, Graphic Design or Visual Arts Combine the technical skills of photography and graphic design with the creative skills of drawing and sculpting. This is an arts degree that is truly relevant to modern technology!
  • Unitec Art

    Unitec Art

    Studio practice is at the heart of all of our programmes. In Studio, you’ll spend many hours on project work where you develop your creative ideas and technical skills with the help of your tutors.
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Art

    Christchurch Polytechnic Art

    Design skills are essential for New Zealand's economic and cultural future. CPIT's School of Art and Design will give you the skills you need to build a career in this exciting and diverse field.
  • Otago Polytechnic Art

    Otago Polytechnic Art

    Art education at the Otago Polytechnic School of Art is about creating strong individuals who will be able to make their own way in the world.
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic Art

    Tai Poutini Polytechnic Art

    Our Jade carving courses are situated in the heart of the New Zealand Jade carving industry at the source of the stone.
  • Tairawhiti Polytechnic Art

    Tairawhiti Polytechnic Art

    Let your imagination run wild at EIT’s School of Arts and Design. The industry-experienced lecturers and purpose-built facilities will set you up for a career in Graphic Communication, Painting and ...
  • Bay Polytechnic Art

    Bay Polytechnic Art

    Let us help you be at the forefront of the creative scene. Our programmes are taught by industry experts and provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.
  • Whitireia Polytechnic Art

    Whitireia Polytechnic Art

    we will equip you with the tools, hands-on practical skills and knowledge to explore and develop your individual potential for a creative career.
  • Northland Polytechnic Art

    Northland Polytechnic Art

    Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Arts) Certificate in Applied Arts - Visual Arts (Level 4) Certificate in Photography - (Level 4) Diploma in Applied Arts - (Visual Arts)


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Last Updated: 30 November 2009
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