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Postgraduate Diploma in M─ori Visual Arts

Overview

  • Level

  • Postgraduate, NZQF Level 8
  • Campus

  • Manawatū
  • Distance learning

  • Available
  • Credits

  • 120
  • Duration

  • 1 year(s) full-time. Available part-time.
  • Other

  • Selected entry programme.

Toioho ki Āpiti (the Māori visual arts programme at Massey) welcomes all indigenous and Pākehā 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 Māori 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 Māori 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 Āpiti often asks critical questions about identity and visual culture and exists at the interface of ‘Western’ and ‘indigenous’ art.

Flexible study

You can study on campus, with studio space provided, or by distance. Full-time and part-time options are available, so you can fit study around work and whānau commitments.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. You will find you have to be more self-directed, especially in planning your time. You will develop a deeper understanding of how to express Māori or indigenous visual culture.

Get the full picture 

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.

As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.

Entry requirements

University admission

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Programme admission

Required

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 Māori Visual Arts you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, or
  • have been awarded a relevant bachelor’s degree and provide evidence of appropriate professional experience and duration, or
  • sufficient practical, professional and scholarly experience at an appropriate level.

You are required to provide a portfolio if you have not completed a Bachelor of Māori 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 Māori 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’.

Application closing date

If you are a new-to-Massey student, applications for this programme close on 30 November 2020.

English language requirements

To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

Prior learning, credit and exemptions

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

If you do not have the entry requirements

English language and foundation courses

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and programmes that may help.

Courses and planning

Credit summary

From the Schedule to the Diploma

 

Attend contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.

Courses for this programme

90 credits
150707 Te Tataitanga Matatau: Advanced Studio Practice 90
150720 Rangahau Whakairo: Pre-thesis Practicum 120
No more than 30 credits from
150701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic M─ori Development 30
150711 Te Tau-Ihu o te Reo: Advanced M─ori Literature 30
150714 Ta Te M─ori Rangahau Korero: M─ori Research Methodologies 30
150715 Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa 30
167742 Collection Management 30
167743 Museum Management 30
167744 Museums and the Public 30

Planning your programme

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

Maximum time limits for completion

There are maximum time limits to complete postgraduate qualifications.  If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.

Time limits for Honours, Distinction and Merit

Where your qualification is completed within the stated time limit and to a high standard, you may be able to graduate with a class of Honours, Distinction or Merit. 

Fees and scholarships

Fees and finance

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.


A good fit if you:

  • studied Māori Visual Arts at undergraduate level
  • want to do a master’s but don’t have an honours degree
  • want to develop research and analysis skills.

Accreditations and rankings

Art & Design QS Ranking

Massey University's College of Creative Arts is ranked as one of the Top 100 art and design schools in the world by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).


Key information for students

Compare qualifications and academic information across different New Zealand institutions.

Regulations

Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.

Postgraduate regulations

General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.

Regulations for this programme

Applying and enrolling

Applying for the programme

Check you are ready

If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.

Choose your programme and click on Apply now

You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.

Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.

Receive and accept an Admission Offer of Place

You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.

Enrolling in courses

You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.

When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:

  • prerequisites (courses you have to do before the one you are enrolling in)
  • corequisites (courses you have to do at the same time as the one you are enrolling in)
  • restrictions (courses that you cannot enrol in if you are completing or have completed another identified similar course)
  • location – for instance some distance-based courses still have an on-campus element, so double check that the way the course is taught is suitable for your situation.

Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.

More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.

You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!

If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.

What are courses and credits?

What are courses and credits?

Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).

You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.

Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.

There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.

  • See the ‘Courses for this programme’ section for the list of courses.
  • Courses search

Understanding course numbers

The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.

The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:

  • sub-degree courses are '0' (i.e. xxx.0xx)
  • undergraduate study begins at 100-level, (i.e. xxx.1xx)
  • as you progress through 200- and 300-level courses this number changes to 2 and 3 respectively. The higher the number that starts the second three digits, the higher the level of study.
1 6 2 . 3   0 1
Subject area   Level   Course ID number

Workload and time management

Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.

Estimate workload

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.

Find and apply for scholarships

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