Diploma in Visual Arts

Massey University

Subject area

Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Diploma in Visual Arts graduates will have had one year of experience and appreciation of some basic principles of art and design and will demonstrate aspects of Creativity - Toi; Virtuosity - Mohio; Understanding - Matauranga; Connectedness - Whanaungatanga. They will demonstrate an introductory understanding of the discourse of art and design (Matauranga); be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas into visual and material outcomes (Mohio); source and utilise information in a variety of forms and contexts (Matauranga).

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements: A New Zealand University Entrance Qualification or equivalent

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees (what you pay) $6,674 $6,674
Government tuition subsidy (what the government pays) $9,384 $9,384
Total $16,058 $16,058

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

Student Success

Successful course completions 73%

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 $32,819
Earnings range $21,996 - $40,622
In employment 57%
In further study 32%
On a benefit 4%

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

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Maori Education Trust: Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarships

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Maori Education Trust - Manager



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Lake Taupo Charitable Trust Education Grants

Provided by:

Lake Taupo Charitable Trust




Determined by Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263
Email: contact@massey.ac.nz
Web: http://www.massey.ac.nz


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


State Highway 57


Wallace Street
Mt Cook


Albany Expressway (SH17)

Where does this information come from?

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