March 15, 2014

Call for applications: Design/Art MFA

Massey University College of Creative Arts, New Zealand 
Shannon Te Ao (MFA student), Follow the party of the whale (still), 2013. Two-channel video, colour, sound, 12:55min, 2:49min (loop).

Massey University’s trans-disciplinary MFA operates a bespoke environment that is both nurturing and challenging. Located in the creative capital city Wellington, known for its adventurous art, design and film production, the Massey MFA emphasises the production of original creative work that is research-driven, critically engaged, expertly realised and highly innovative.

Massey College of Creative Arts in Wellington, New Zealand has substantial equivalency status from the US National Association of Schools of Art and Design—the only institution outside North America to achieve this. It is also the only Red Dot-ranked institution in Australasia.

Our values are:
– Toi (creativity)
– Mohio (virtuosity)
– Matauranga (understanding)
– Mana (autonomy)
– Whanaungatanga (connectedness)

The Design/Art MFA is the college’s premier postgraduate qualification for practising designers and artists. It consists of two years of full-time independent advanced studio-based research.

An MFA from the College of Creative Arts offers:
– Fresh Pacific perspectives within a globally connected programme
– The only MFA in Australasia to follow the internationally recognised U.S. model
– Study in Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world
– Unique creative retreats to regional New Zealand
– Self-directed research where trans-disciplinary conversations and highly focused subject-specific investigations are open to you
– Easy access to leading art and design researchers on staff for supervision and mentoring
– A warm, friendly, high-achieving peer learning community
– A strong programme of visiting designers, artists and critics (international and local, e.g. Pasifika artist-in-residence)
– International study tours
– Individual studio space configured to suit your needs
– Comprehensive technical expertise and facilities, including an industry-scale green screen studio and Australasia’s first Fab Lab
– Extensive opportunities to exhibit or present work across a diverse range of galleries, spaces and media.

For further information
Email [email protected]

Director of Postgraduate Studies
College of Creative Arts
Massey University Wellington
PO Box 756
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

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