The Postgraduate Diploma in Maori Visual Arts is a course for students who already possess a qualification in Maori Art or who can demonstrate equivalent qualifications. It is a stepping stone to the Master of Maori Visual Arts. Most aspiring Masters students first enrol in the postgraduate diploma, then transfer to the Masters after a year if they achieve the required grade (B average or above)
Toioho ki Apiti, welcomes all indigenous and Pakeha artists by encouraging engagement in research and applied practices relevant to individual cultural contexts. If you are an international student thinking of studying Maori Visual Arts at Massey, please contact Massey's International Office for essential information about visa applications and other processes.
In the postgraduate diploma, you will balance independent creative work in the studio with learning in Maori studies or museum studies - although you will spend most of your time making art. Students who have over ten years of exhibition practice can apply to do a studio-only postgraduate diploma; just talk to us about your situation.
The Maori Visual Arts programme embraces customary practices from carving to weaving to kowhaiwhai, yet fosters work that does not necessarily adhere to visual indicators of 'Maori' art. The work coming out of Toioho ki Apiti,, especially at postgraduate level, often asks critical questions about identity and visual culture and exists at the interface of 'Western' and 'indigenous' art.
A university degree and/or university diploma and have sufficient background qualifications or professional experience in Maori Visual Arts, and admission to Postgraduate Study.
You are required to provide a portfolio if you have not completed a Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts with Massey University.
Applications are due on 30 November.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.