This is a self-directed programme in practical art and design. There is opportunity to study a specialised subject area and work alongside others with access to resources not normally available to individual artists and craftspeople.
Applicants will need one of the following:
- Successfully completed the Diploma in Māori Visual Arts (Tipu Te Whaihanga) Level 5 or have studied elsewhere to a minimum of a level 5 qualification
- Proven experience as a practicing artist, with a desire for a formal qualification
- University Entrance (NCEA Level 3 or equivalent)
- Discretionary Entrance
- Provisional Entrance
- Special Admission
- Admission at entrance level with credit, based on previous tertiary study.
- Art portfolio or samples of work
University Entrance Applicants should have:
- Minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework (including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved list, and 14 credits at Level 3 or higher from approved subjects).
- The numeracy requirements of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics or Pāngarau on the National Qualifications Framework.
- The literacy requirement of a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Māori. OR
- Higher School Certificate and a C grade or higher in each of three New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships (NZUEBS) subjects, or an A or B bursary OR
- A D grade or higher in each of four NZUEBS subjects
If you do not have University Entrance you may be considered under Discretionary, Provisional, Special Admission, or Admission with previous tertiary credit.
If English or Māori is not your first language, a specified IELTS or TOEFL score at academic level is required.
English Language Entry Requirement
Students are required to have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study in English, approved scores on TOEFL with a score of approx. 220 or IELTS (6.0 Academic) tests, completion of accepted international equivalents, or completion of an EIT Hawke’s Bay assessment.
Subject areas include art practice, design, Manaakitanga, Ngā Mōteatea, Te Reo, technical skills and the theory of professional practice.