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Master of Fine Arts

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) has a strong collective philosophy. By bringing together students from design and fine arts, the MFA fosters intense conversations and exploration.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) has a strong collective philosophy. By bringing together students from design and fine arts, the MFA fosters intense conversations and exploration.

Entry requirements

This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter the Master of Fine Arts you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Design with Honours or Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (or equivalent) with a minimum B average, or

Have been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts or Postgraduate Diploma in Design (or equivalent) with a minimum B average, or

  • have been awarded a relevant Bachelor's degree with a minimum B average and demonstrated relevant industry or professional experience.

You will also need to:

  • take part in an interview
  • provide a portfolio of design work
  • have an appropriate level of English language proficiency
  • provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Study locations

Wellington

Career pathways

MFA graduates go on to diverse careers in the private and public sectors, including design, technology, business, fine art, writing and education. A rigorous two-year MFA in design or fine arts is widely respected not only in North America but in countries in Asia, South and Central America and parts of Europe that look to the US model.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.