Certificate in Visual Arts

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Entry requirements

All students must have a University Entrance qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Studying courses in the Certificate in Visual Arts can be a good way to develop your portfolio for entry to the Bachelor of Design (Hons) or the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons). If you are later accepted into the design or fine arts degree, you can credit courses you have already completed in the certificate to your degree (by surrendering the certificate).

Planning your programme

The Certificate in Visual Arts is an open entry programme consisting of 60 credits (4 courses) at 100-level from the programme schedule and/or approved courses from the schedules for the Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Students select 4 courses from the following:
197.119 Coding for Creative Practice
197.152 Video and Sound
198.120 Digital Fabrication
212.100 Apparel Pattern Development
212.101 Apparel Construction
213.150 Painting
213.151 Sculpture
213.154 Drawing as Expanded Practice
213.155 Drawing the Body I
221.100 Photography as an agent of change
222.103 Social Media Culture
222.104 Printmaking
237.117 Maori Art and Design Studio I - Toi Atea
237.130 Communication in Creative Cultures
237.131 Conversations in Creative Cultures

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.

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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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