12 months
31960 USD/year
6059 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your independent, research-informed practice in contemporary art in Elam’s vibrant, interdisciplinary environment with this Master of Fine Arts from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Fine Arts from University of Auckland provides an opportunity to advance both your creative practice and research abilities. You will develop your chosen specialisation through research and experimentation within a dedicated postgraduate studio environment, encouraging cross-discipline perspectives. 

The aim of postgraduate study at Elam is to polish your practice and research skills in order to prepare you to make a meaningful, rich contribution to contemporary art.


There are three common areas where Elam graduates find employment – public sector, private organisations, or as a practising artist or entrepreneurial creative. As the business world looks to innovators, the capabilities developed through a creative education are becoming highly sought-after.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academia
  • Art curator
  • Art writer or critic
  • Artist
  • Creative director in an agency
  • Designer
  • Educator
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Masters Studio
  • Fine Arts Thesis
  • Fine Arts Research portfolio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Research 120 points

  • You must have completed a one-year postgraduate degree, following an undergraduate degree, in fine art, contemporary art or visual art. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0.
Research 240 points 
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in fine art, contemporary art or visual art at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6059 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6059 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,439.60 – $9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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