Massey is the only university to offer degrees in Maori visual arts. The BMVA has a strong Maori kaupapa, with te reo, tikanga, and manaakitanga at its core.
At Toioho ki Apiti we recognise that language, culture, tikanga and art are inseparable. We cater for all levels of proficiency in te reo, and you can learn at the rate that's right for you.
The Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts (BMVA) will provide you with:
Over time you will develop your own art practice that is deeply grounded in your culture.
As well as Maori, we have students of Pakeha and international indigenous heritage who want to explore a kaupapa-driven approach to contemporary art.
Toioho ki Apiti has a strong relationship with the Te Manawa gallery in Palmerston North. The gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of work by students, staff and alumni. We also offer opportunities to visit art galleries, museums and cultural events in other centres.
This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts you will need to:
The Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts can lead to a number of rewarding and interesting careers:
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions: