This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts – PGDipFA
The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts gives you the opportunity for advanced study in contemporary art. It is the entry point into fine arts postgraduate study at Massey University.
The qualification combines theoretical inquiry with studio-based practice. It focuses on identifying, exploring and developing research methods that are relevant to current art practices and enquiry.
Particular emphasis is placed on:
exploring process as a key component of art making
developing advanced research techniques and methodology
learning strategies that aim to refine and enhance your working methods
building an extensive knowledge base of contemporary cultural history and theory. This will give you the confidence to negotiate your own relationship between theory and practice
laying the groundwork for MFA or PhD study.
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A PGDipFA is a good fit if you:
studied art at undergraduate level
want to do a Master of Fine Arts but don’t have an honours degree
want to develop your research and analysis skills.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts you will:
have gained a relevant bachelor's degree with a grade average that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation
be selected into the qualification through an interview and the assessment of a portfolio of submitted work
have an appropriate level of English language proficiency.
You will need to submit verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
International English Language Requirements: