Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts

Massey University

Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified


17 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate of Creative Arts will be able to: A. Knowledge and understanding Evaluate research methods to determine their potential application to a creative research project (Matauranga) B. Values and Attitudes Be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas and accommodate risk and uncertainty (Toi) C. Skills (Cognitive and Intellectual) Apply exploratory thinking to generate creative research proposals (Toi) D. Skills (Subject Specific/ Professional) Utilise analytical, evaluative and synthesising iterative processes in order to transform ideas into material outcomes (Mohio) E. Skills (Transferable) * Demonstrate effective visual, oral, sonic and written communication skills (Whanaungatanga) * Interact effectively, ethically and professionally with others (Whanaungatanga) * Think and work independently, making autonomous decisions, managing workload and deadlines (Mana) * Source and astutely utilise information in a variety of forms and contexts (Matauranga) A candidate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts could apply for credit towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Fine Arts or M?ori Visual Arts, or a relevant Masters programme. Graduates may, depending on their specialty, find work in a wide range of creative industry, non-governmental and public sector roles. Many creative arts graduates operate their own businesses.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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17 Weeks

Tuition Fees

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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 $58,000
Earnings range $44,000 - $68,000
In employment 64%
In further study 14%
On a benefit N/A

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