Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts

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Extend your creative practice

Start your postgraduate Fine Arts journey with the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts, opening doors to the Master of Fine Arts.

What is it like?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts gives you the opportunity for advanced study in contemporary art, and is the entry point into Fine Arts postgraduate study at Massey University.

The programme combines theoretical inquiry with studio-based practice, focusing on identifying, exploring and developing research methods that are relevant to current art practices and enquiry.

Particular emphasis is placed on:

  • Exploring process as a key component of art making;
  • Developing advanced research techniques and methodology;
  • Learning strategies that aim to refine and enhance your working methods;
  • Building an extensive knowledge base of contemporary cultural history and theory that gives you the confidence to negotiate your own relationship between theory and practice;
  • Laying the groundwork for MFA or PhD study.

A good fit if you:

  • Studied art at undergraduate level and want to push your learning further
  • Want to do a Master of Fine Arts but don’t have a Honours degree
  • Want to develop research and analysis skills and apply them to your creative practice

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