Master of Fine Arts

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Fine Arts



2 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Fine Arts places emphasis on the integration of studio and theoretical components; on the manufacture of ideas in the process of working with the tools and materials of making and writing and requires a high standard of studio research and its contextualisation and critical analysis within an acadeic dissertation. Graduates will be able to:
 Articulate and debate the aims, methods and outcomes of their research practices.
 Make a significant and engaged contribution within the community of their profession in the visual arts.
 Demonstrate the capacity for self-directed study and the ability to work independently.
 Demonstrate evidence of advanced knowledge about a specialised area of theoretical and applied research relevant to the visual arts field.
 Plan and carry out original research to internationally recognised standards, demonstrating a high order of skill, analytical ability and critical evaluation.
Articulate and debate the links between research methods, theoretical enquiry, and studio based research in relation to their approved topic of study.
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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or a qualification from an equivalent four-year degree programme with a B pass average or better. Selection criteria apply.

Detailed requirements

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2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,658 $15,316
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$14,509 $29,017
Total $22,167 $44,333

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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 $50,000
Earnings range $40,000 - $64,000
In employment 66%
In further study 16%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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