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Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts gives you the opportunity for advanced study in contemporary art. It is the entry point into fine arts postgraduate study at Massey University. The programme combines theoretical inquiry with studio-based practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts gives you the opportunity for advanced study in contemporary art. It is the entry point into fine arts postgraduate study at Massey University.

The programme combines theoretical inquiry with studio-based practice. It focuses on identifying, exploring and developing research methods that are relevant to current art practices and enquiry.

Particular emphasis is placed on:

  • exploring process as a key component of art making
  • developing advanced research techniques and methodology
  • learning strategies that aim to refine and enhance your working methods
  • building an extensive knowledge base of contemporary cultural history and theory. This will give you the confidence to negotiate your own relationship between theory and practice
  • laying the groundwork for MFA or PhD study.

Entry requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts you will :

  • have gained a relevant bachelor's degree with a grade average that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation
  • be selected into the programme through an interview and the assessment of a portfolio of submitted work
  • have an appropriate level of English language proficiency.

You will need to submit verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Study locations

Wellington

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.