Maori Visual Arts

Massey University

12 months
19468 USD/year
4277 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Maori Visual Arts is a postgraduate research qualification. Many of New Zealand's most respected Maori artists have done their Masters through Toioho ki Apiti, (the Maori Visual Arts programme at Massey University), while more recent graduates are attracting recognition as emerging talent.

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As a Master of Maori Visual Arts student from Massey University, you will spend most of your time conceiving and making art, in a kaupapa Maori environment.

Learning outcomes

In the Masters programme, students pursue an individually designed programe of advanced studio practice in Maori or indigenous visual culture related to who they are (whakapapa) as well as their personal strengths and interests. The objective is to realise an individually conceived body of work that allows for the design and/or coordination of an exhibition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Maori Development
  • Te Tau-Ihu o te Reo: Advanced Maori Literature
  • Maori Research Methodologies
  • Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa
  • Collection Management
  • Museum Management
  • Museums and the Public

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
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

  • An undergraduate degree or diploma with substantial background experience in Maori visual arts, and admission to Postgraduate Study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19468 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4277 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4277 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


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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