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Degree

Master of Arts in Art History (Taught)

About the program

  • 36,086 NZD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Master of Arts in Art History (Taught)

The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one (120-point) or two-year (240-point) options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study. 

Your academic background may enable you to study a subject different to that of your previous specialization.  

The research masters gives you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the  knowledge in your field by completing a substantial research project alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes, enjoy close interaction with academic staff, and complete a smaller research project.

What can you study in Art History?

Postgraduate courses in Art History explore a variety of approaches and methodologies in relation to European and American, New Zealand and Australian, Māori and Polynesian arts.

The topics you can study range from individual artists such as Rembrandt to the social and cultural significance of public art and art galleries.

Postgraduate study in Art History is not limited to the traditional fine arts. You can also investigate the forms, meanings and values of different images and objects in the visual cultures (both contemporary and past) of various societies.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$52,490

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$36,086

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Taught 240 points:

A BA with a major in Art History. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (70%-74.9%) or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Humanities, Media, Museums and Cultural Heritage, Museums Studies. 

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

You might work as an art writer, gallery curator, publicity officer, researcher or arts administrator. Postgraduate students have gone on to work in many different fields including education, journalism, communications and public policy.

Postgraduate study may also open doors to an academic career where you will become an expert in your field and teach others.

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