Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts
As a Māori visual arts student you will develop perceptual and conceptual skills in two- and three-dimensional art practice alongside a cultural foundation for verbal and visual communication. Exhibitions and community courses allow you to interact with the broader Māori community to further develop your awareness and understanding of relevant issues. Unique to Massey University, the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts encompasses contemporary Māori art, Māori language, Māori culture, and tikanga.
The BMVA will provide you with:
- a culturally-based education in design
- two and three-dimensional art theory and practice
- discussion on art issues relating to the development of Māori art
- development of your perceptual and conceptual skills
- a cultural foundation for verbal and visual communication
- interaction with the broader Māori community through exhibitions and community programmes.
- Four years full-time
- Available at Manawatū. Some courses are available via distance learning.
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- The only Māori Visual Arts degree with te reo as a core subject
- The only art and design school in New Zealand and Australia to be recognised by the US National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- Programme available for international students studying in NZ only
The BMVA can lead to a number of rewarding and interesting careers including artist, teaching Māori art at secondary or tertiary levels, gallery and museum work, design related industries, Iwi and Māori cultural development.
Want to apply?
Click here to apply for the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts. Applications for the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts close on 1 October each year. However late applications will be considered subject to space and availability.
- Videos about undergraduate programmes
- BMVA degree structure
- Portfolio requirements
- View the College of Creative Arts undergraduate degree booklet and guide below.