Master of Visual Arts

The Master of Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary research degree for visual art graduates and creative professionals.

The degree is highly flexible and caters for students from a variety of backgrounds. You will select a learning pathway that reflects your art practice and professional interests.

You will work within the supportive culture of a studio environment involving group discussion, and critique of each other’s work. You have access to individual studio spaces, supervisory support and well-equipped specialist facilities. Your research will contribute to diverse and emerging dialogues around creative practice.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in the papers at level 7 or above

Other requirements

  • Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview

Admission is based on the submission of a proposal outlining the territory of exploration, and the nature of the project to be undertaken by the applicant. It is useful and usual for potential applicants to make an appointment to discuss their interests, before submitting their proposal.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

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As part of this programme you complete a 120-point thesis, which can be either a practice-based or a more theoretical research project in an area of visual arts. You also develop an understanding of research methods and ethics, and complete a number of elective papers.

Specialist areas in visual arts include:

  • Multimedia
  • Installation
  • Digital or moving image or new media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Sound
  • Film
  • Performance
  • Social art practice
  • Collaboration
  • Other culturally relevant media

You study the following paper

And choose 45 points from the elective papers below

*Paper not being offered in 2018

Complete a thesis

Enrolment in a thesis is subject to achieving at least a  B- average in coursework papers, including a pass in Research Methods and approval of research proposal.

More details about papers in this programme

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email Associate Professor Monique Redmond

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1327
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Apply by:
15 June 2018 (July intake)
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.