18 months
22464 USD/year
5289 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology is an interdisciplinary research degree for visual art graduates and creative professionals.

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The Master of Visual Arts from  Auckland University of Technology  is highly flexible and caters for students from a variety of backgrounds. You will select a learning pathway that reflects your art practice and professional interests.

Key facts:

You will work within the supportive culture of a studio environment involving group discussion, and critique of each other’s work. You have access to individual studio spaces, supervisory support and well-equipped specialist facilities. Your research will contribute to diverse and emerging dialogues around creative practice.

Programme Structure

Specialist areas in visual arts include:

  • Multimedia
  • Installation
  • Digital or moving image or new media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in the papers at level 7 or above

Other requirements

  • Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview

Admission is based on the submission of a proposal outlining the territory of exploration, and the nature of the project to be undertaken by the applicant. It is useful and usual for potential applicants to make an appointment to discuss their interests, before submitting their proposal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22464 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5289 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5289 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,711
    • International: NZ$36,962


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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