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Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Equivalent to 1 year of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

Entry to the Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts is open to applicants who have already achieved a bachelor’s degree or have a relevant background, and who submit a satisfactory portfolio of work and who at an interview demonstrate readiness to undertake their desired course of study.

Applications close on 15 November.

Late applications may be accepted, subject to available spaces.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

You will need to select courses to the value of 120 credits from Part A and Part B of the Schedule of the Graduate Diploma.

You are required to successful pass 90 credits of core courses selected from Part A and 30 credits of elective courses from Part B. The elective course can be across 200, 300 or 400 level subject to specific prerequisites (if any).

You need to select courses to the value of 120 credits at 200, 300 or 400-level from the range of courses for the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (prefix 213). A maximum of 45 credits at 200-level and a minimum of 75 credits at 300-level or above including courses 213.341 Art Studio III and 213.342 Art Studio IV.

Some courses may have prerequisites, ie courses that must be passed prior to study at the next level. Depending upon your previous study or experience, you may be granted an exemption from prerequisite courses on application.

If you are planning to use the Graduate Diploma as preparation for Postgraduate study in Fine Arts you should consult an Academic Adviser.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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