Dunedin School of Art

Postgraduate study

We offer a wide range of postgraduate qualifications. Benefit from our world-class resources, flexible study options, and hands-on research methodologies.

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Postgraduate programmes offer a space for increased reflection and self-directed experimentation. Candidates increase their professionalism and their capacity for independent work.

The community of the art school offers professional practices, peer support, and critical feedback, preparing candidates for the wider arts community, both as artists and workers in the wider fields of arts and culture.

We offer low residency options for study in all postgraduate programmes through flexible off-site supervision. Contact us for further information.

Postgraduate qualifications in art

Art

Ideal if you want to develop research skills in studio and theory, or pursue further postgraduate study. By the end of the programme, you will produce a body of critically-engaged studio work, supported by a conceptual research paper.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Art Educator, Curator, Design Researcher, Practising artist

Art

If you want a taster of postgraduate study in arts, this programme is for you. You will develop studio work and write an essay on an aspect of related research methodology.

Duration

6 Months

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Art Educator, Curator, Design Researcher, Practising artist

Art

The perfect opportunity to undertake practical and theory-based guided art research. Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills through an original exhibition and associated writing. The Master of Visual Arts is a logical extension to this programme if you decide to continue your study journey.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Art Educator, Curator, Design Researcher, Practising artist

Art

Deep dive into practical- and theory-based research through this advanced qualification. In semester one, you will develop studio work, an oral seminar paper and an essay for critical feedback. You will build on this work in semester two by producing an original exhibition and an extended 7,500-word essay.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus, Distance

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Art Educator, Design Researcher, Lead Designer , Practising artist

Art

This degree is suitable for you if you want to become a professional arts practitioner. You will carry out original research culminating with a public exhibition and dissertation.

Duration

2 Years

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Art Educator, Curator, Design Researcher, Practising artist

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Artists are essential to society; they enhance our understanding of the world by creating objects and situations that are new, interesting and challenging.

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