UniversityAuckland University of Technology
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Auckland University of Technology
The Master of Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary research degree for visual art graduates and creative professionals.
The degree is highly flexible and caters for students from a variety of backgrounds. You will select a learning pathway that reflects your art practice and professional interests.
You will work within the supportive culture of a studio environment involving group discussion, and critique of each other’s work. You have access to individual studio spaces, supervisory support and well-equipped specialist facilities. Your research will contribute to diverse and emerging dialogues around creative practice.
As part of this programme you complete a 120-point thesis, which can be either a practice-based or a more theoretical research project in an area of visual arts. You also develop an understanding of research methods and ethics, and complete a number of elective papers.
Specialist areas in visual arts include:
You study the following paper
ARDN800 Research Methods (15 Points)
And choose 45 points from the elective papers below
Complete a thesis
VSAR999 Thesis (120 points)
Enrolment in a thesis is subject to achieving at least a B- average in coursework papers, including a pass in Research Methods and approval of research proposal.
Bachelor of Visual Arts or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in the papers at level 7 or above
Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.