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Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiritāeo)/​ Master of Professional Creative Practice


Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified



2 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MPCP (Poutiritāeo) provides the opportunity to apply an advanced body of knowledge, derived from research to a body of publicly accessible creative work. This sustained body of creative work will develop, extend and refine prior professional practice, processes and knowledge.MPCP (Poutiritāeo) shall be characterised by advanced study in creative practice, and as such, the programme shall:*Require intensive and advanced study, building on a foundation of undergraduate knowledge and skills;*Require a sustained high degree of self-directed and independent work;*Extend understanding of the application of research to a sustained creative practice discipline;*Require excellent communication skills for critically analysing, synthesising, evaluating, and influencing issues relevant to sustained creative practice;*Expect graduates to demonstrate skills of research, critical analysis, constructive synthesis and application so as to demonstrate scholarly inquiry, independence of thought, and sustained advanced practice.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

An NZQF-listed Bachelor s or higher level degree (or equivalent) in a creative practice field with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average as per the EIT-specified 11-point achievement-based grading system; or in the absence of the above, provisional admission on the basis of an evaluation of a portfolio of work; or at the Dean s discretion, where an applicant s situation is compelling but not covered by the requirements listed above. 4.2.5 Applicants from countries in which English is not the primary spoken language must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include (i) completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply*), and (ii) approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6 (or accepted international equivalents). *See NZQA English language entry requirements for international students at 4.2.6 An international student must be in possession of an appropriate visa for the duration of the Programme.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$3,690 $7,379
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,407 $12,814
Total $10,097 $20,193

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $65,000
Earnings range $52,000 - $83,000
In employment 68%
In further study 18%
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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