In order to be admitted to the Master of Art and Design an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:
(a) the Bachelor of Design or
(b) the Bachelor of Visual Arts.
An applicant must have completed 1(a) or 1(b) above with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7.
An applicant may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview.
A Postgraduate Research Proposal (PGR1 form)
The Master of Art and Design enables you to explore and develop a body of work at an advanced level. The first year focuses on contextual, technological, methodological and interdisciplinary issues and practices (students in the first year are enrolled into AK1298 - Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design). The coursework completed in the first stage of the degree provides the basis for the development of independent research and thesis production in the second year.
A thesis brings original thinking to bear on something that engages your personal or professional interest. You may propose topics of an applied professional, technological or academic nature and will be required to make an original contribution to knowledge through the project in which you are engaged.Research is a student-directed process, which is supported by supervisors and seminars.
On-campus candidates enjoy dedicated individual studio spaces, specialist facilities with extended access hours, and library and learning centre facilities. Off-campus students have regular weekly online sessions (ARDEN), weekend residences in their geographic locations and in Auckland they also benefit from a flexible library delivery service.
Year two - 120 points in total
119003 Thesis (120)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
For programme information and availability of papers, please contact:
Johanna Bowden, Administrator
Andrew Denton, Head of Department - Art and Design Postgraduate