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Unique to Massey University, the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts encompasses contemporary Maori art, Maori language, Maori culture, and tikanga
Massey is the only university to offer degrees in Maori visual arts. The BMVA has a strong Maori kaupapa, with te reo, tikanga, and manaakitanga at its core.
At Toioho ki Apiti we recognise that language, culture, tikanga and art are inseparable. We cater for all levels of proficiency in te reo, and you can learn at the rate that’s right for you.
The Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts (BMVA) will provide you with:
Over time you will develop your own art practice that is deeply grounded in your culture.
As well as Maori, we have students of Pakeha and international indigenous heritage who want to explore a kaupapa-driven approach to contemporary art.
Toioho ki Apiti has a strong relationship with the Te Manawa gallery in Palmerston North. The gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of work by students, staff and alumni. We also offer opportunities to visit art galleries, museums and cultural events in other centres.
The Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts can lead to a number of rewarding and interesting careers:
Explore your personal practice and critical engagement with Toi Maori further with the Postgraduate Diploma in Maori Visual Arts or the Master of Maori Visual Arts.
Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.
To enter the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts you will need to:
Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.