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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, and is the entry point into Fine Arts postgraduate study at Massey University.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma

About this course

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

The programme combines theoretical inquiry with studio-based practice, focusing 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 that gives you the confidence to negotiate your own relationship between theory and practice;
  • Laying the groundwork for MFA or PhD study.

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to Massey University;
  2. Attainment of a relevant bachelor's degree with a grade average that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation;
  3. Selection into the programme through an interview and the assessment of a portfolio of submitted work;
  4. An appropriate level of English language proficiency.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Wellington