Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Fine Arts

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites for admission to the Master of Fine Arts programme include: * Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent relevant experience * Significant exhibition and/or Professional experience as an artist/designer * Academic record, professional CV and portfolio (including reviews, written work, and references) demonstrating maturity and ability to successfully complete the course. English language proficiency at the required level for entry to NZQF Level 9 e.g. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The principal aims of the Master of Fine Arts course are: To enable students to deepen their creative practice through advanced studio research and relevant contextual inquiry To critically position their creative practice within contemporary fine arts discourse and practice both nationally and internationally To develop an independent and sustainable creative practice which makes an innovative and original contribution to relevant fields.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2021

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (9) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957

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