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.


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




240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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).

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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Maori Visual Arts
Massey University