Master’s DegreeFull time - 1.5 years
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|Christchurch - Madras Street|
Course related costs
About this programme
Gain a qualification that recognises you as a leader in creative practice.
The Master of Creative Practice is applicable to creatives such as musicians, dramatists, performing and visual artists, designers, film makers, writers, directors or any professional engaged in creative pursuits.
If you're a graduate with experience working in the creative community and you'd like to become a leader in creative practice, this is the perfect way to establish your credentials in your chosen domain. The programme may also suit you if you don't have extensive experience but you've demonstrated academic and creative success at graduate or undergraduate level.
The Master of Creative Practice is designed to engage you in understanding, investigation and intervention within your chosen domain in academic or professional contexts. It will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on your practice through theory, and to further develop the practice into a more substantial and fully-independent research-based thesis.
You'll be enabled to extend your domain of creative practice through enacting an advanced, sustained and sophisticated body of independent original practice-based research, which conforms to internationally recognised standards. You'll also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to extend your domain of practice through the undertaking of independent original research.
The creative careers supported by this qualifications can lead to rewarding work in the fields of visual art, design, film making and animation, photography, fashion, broadcast media, music production, music performance and theatre, among others.
Further study opportunities include doctorates and teacher education qualifications.
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To complete this Master’s Degree you are required to complete 180 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
A Bachelor's degree or Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant subject area with a B+ average, or a higher qualification.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area with an established profile of professional practice or experience.
Applicants unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry requirements, but who can demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge acquired through appropriate work or professional experience, may be approved for alternative entry.
Applicants are required to undertake course advisement with an Ara staff member and complete a for postgraduate study application form (refer appendix 2.8).
If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact Ara for an assessment.
• IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest).
To apply for this programme complete:
- An Admission and Enrolment form
- If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes:
- Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning
If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.