Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Master of Fine Arts – MFA

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have:

either

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points at Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Fine Arts from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher

or

(iii) (a) completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points at Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) provided appropriate references, a portfolio and/or completed interviews prescribed by Senate or its representative.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

3 A student admitted under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Fine Arts Schedule.

5 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses prior to enrolment in FINEARTS 779, 780 or 781.

6 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar .

Reassignment

7 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Certificate in Fine Arts.

Research Essay / Research Portfolio / Studio / Studio Practice Essay / Studio Research Essay

8 a The research essay, research portfolio, studio, studio practice essay, or studio research essay is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The research essay, research portfolio, studio, studio practice essay, or studio research essay topic and/or mode of presentation must be approved by the Head of School, Elam, no later than the end of week two of the first semester of enrolment.

c Examination of the research portfolio or studio through exhibition or performance shall be organised by the Head of School, Elam, in consultation with the Faculty Student Centre, which will be no earlier than the last day of the twelfth week in the final semester of enrolment and no later than the last day of the final semester of enrolment.

d A student enrolled in the research portfolio must submit two temporary-bound copies and a digital copy of the written component to the Faculty Student Centre.

Deadlines for Completion

9 A student enrolled in the research essay, research portfolio, studio, studio practice essay or studio research essay must complete the assessable outcomes for that course:

a by the date approved by the Head of School, Elam, which will be no earlier than the last day of the twelfth week in the final semester of enrolment and no later than the last day of the final semester of enrolment

or

b up to 12 months if enrolled full-time, or its equivalent part-time, after the student’s initial enrolment in the research essay, research portfolio, studio, studio practice essay, or studio research essay with the approval of the Head of School, Elam.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Distinction / Honours / Merit

11 This degree may be awarded with Honours, Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Amendment

12 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: FINEARTS 781 Research Portfolio

or

90 points: FINEARTS 779 Studio

30 points: FINEARTS 780 Studio Research Essay

Taught Masters

60 points from FINEARTS 761–766, 770

and either

30 points: FINEARTS 767 Studio

30 points: FINEARTS 782 Research Essay

or

45 points: FINEARTS 768 Studio

15 points: FINEARTS 769 Studio Practice Essay

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: FINEARTS 770

45 points from FINEARTS 761–766

and

120 points: FINEARTS 781 Research Portfolio

or

90 points: FINEARTS 779 Studio

30 points: FINEARTS 780 Studio Research Essay

Taught Masters

120 points from FINEARTS 761–766, 770

either

30 points: FINEARTS 767 Studio

30 points: FINEARTS 782 Research Essay

or

45 points: FINEARTS 768 Studio

15 points: FINEARTS 769 Studio Practice Essay

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