Toioho ki Apiti (the Maori visual arts programme at Massey) welcomes all indigenous and Pakeha artists. We encourage engagement in research and applied practices relevant to individual cultural contexts.
In this postgraduate diploma, you will balance independent creative work in the studio with learning in Maori studies or museum studies. You will spend most of your time making art. If you have over ten years of exhibition practice you can apply to do a studio-only postgraduate diploma-alk to us about your situation.
The Maori Visual Arts programme embraces both customary and contemporary practices. That could range from carving to weaving to kowhaiwhai and contemporary practice. The work coming out of Toioho ki Apiti often asks critical questions about identity and visual culture and exists at the interface of 'Western' and 'indigenous' art.
This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Maori Visual Arts you will:
You are required to provide a portfolio if you have not completed a Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts with Massey University.
You must also provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
In considering applications for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Maori Visual Arts, the University shall pay due regard to indigenous systems for the acquisition of knowledge and shall apply a fair, large and liberal interpretation to the concepts of 'scholarly experience' and 'academic work'.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions: