Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Master of Fine Arts
Qualification Type Masters Degree
Level 9
Credits 240
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Visual Arts and Crafts » Fine Arts
Strategic Purpose Statement
The principal aims of the Master of Fine Arts course are: To enable students to deepen their creative practice through advanced studio research and relevant contextual inquiry To critically position their creative practice within contemporary fine arts discourse and practice both nationally and internationally To develop an independent and sustainable creative practice which makes an innovative and original contribution to relevant fields.
Graduate profile
On completion of the Master of Fine Arts degree graduates are able to;
Analyse, evaluate and position a contemporary fine arts practice in national and international cultural contexts, demonstrating significant intellectual and creative independence
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* Communicate fine art ideas in relevant contemporary cultural contexts through the dissemination of their work on multiple public platforms (via gallery/museum based and online exhibition, publication, artist talk, interview and text)

* Present to a professional industry standard, a significant body of studio work representative of an extensive and contextually informed studio-based inquiry
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Critically analyse creative and theoretical research and inquiry in a range of modes and contexts (oral, written, visual)
Education pathways
Graduates of the Master of Fine Arts degree are eligible to apply for entry to doctoral programmes in Fine Arts or related fields or other postgraduate studies.
Employment pathways
Fine arts training prepares graduates for a wide range of careers, giving them the essential skills for the current job market: the abilities to think creatively and flexibly; to work independently or collaboratively; to respond constructively to criticism, and to participate in intelligent debate.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Prerequisites for admission to the Master of Fine Arts programme include: * Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent relevant experience * Significant exhibition and/or Professional experience as an artist/designer * Academic record, professional CV and portfolio (including reviews, written work, and references) demonstrating maturity and ability to successfully complete the course. English language proficiency at the required level for entry to NZQF Level 9 e.g. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Education Organisation Whitecliffe Enterprises Limited
Developed By Whitecliffe Enterprises Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number PC2275
Status Current
Created August 2003
Next Review December 2025
Content
The Master of Fine Arts degree is a two-year low-residency (blended delivery) programme, built around supervised studio and contextual research requiring a balance of directed and self-directed learning. Quarterly week-long seminars present themed lectures, artist presentations and opportunities for expert and peer critique and engagement.
Studio Research Preparation - 60 credits
Studio Research I - 60 credits
Studio Research II - 120 credits

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