Master of Visual Arts

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Fine Arts

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are:
1. A postgraduate visual arts qualification with a minimum of 60 credits at level 8 and with an overall grade of B (70%) or higher.
2. Exceptional applicants not meeting the entry requirements but with appropriate documented professional experience may be referred to the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPABLE).
3. International students must demonstrate that they have equivalent experience / qualifications as home students and for those whose first language is not English, must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS overall band score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0 or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Visual Arts programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the professional, conceptual and technical skills relevant to their chosen field in the production of an independently developed and original exhibition and written text.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Visual Arts and Crafts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship

Provided by:

Quota International of Auckland Inc.



Maximum value of $5,000

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