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Maori Visual Arts, MMVA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #287 (QS) Auckland, New Zealand| Online
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19693 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD

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.


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