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Master of Creative Practice

Job details

25 Jul 2022
Online, Auckland
Work type
Expressions of interest
Work classification
Education & Development


Are you passionate about creativity, art practice or cultural expression? Do you enjoy designing solutions to complex problems, or imagining new ways of experiencing and living in the world? Would you like to influence society by changing opinions and values to make a positive difference? Could your portfolio benefit from completing an advanced creative research project? Advance your career through a Masters programme designed for creative professionals. 

The Masters of Creative Practice enables graphic designers, contemporary artists, photographers, product designers, animators, game designers, performing artists, UX designers, directors, actors, dancers, filmmakers, costume and technical artists, producers, and digital creatives to learn independently and collaboratively in studio and classroom environments. This programme supports and challenges you to question ideas, explore new professional practices and develop research and creative practice capabilities at an advanced level in your chosen discipline. 

This 180 credit programme will allow you to immerse yourself in a dynamic community of diverse creative practices including dance, theatre, music, film, digital media, animation, raranga (Maori weaving), visual art, craft, costume design, graphic design, product design, experience design, game design and service design. Work on exciting and innovative projects in our creative studios and learn from industry-leading arts and design staff. 

A typical first-semester experience provides you with foundation knowledge such as locating your creative practice within a wider body of knowledge, considering indigenous research methodologies, reading and thinking critically, experimenting with, and critiquing, approaches to collaborative and creative industry practice and applying artistic and design research methods.

Negotiated studies courses give you the option of undertaking industry placements with leading creative organizations and agencies in Auckland, while supervised studios provide possibilities for developing and enhancing your creative practice. 

The second and third semesters of study consist of the capstone project, which involves conceiving, proposing and carrying out a creative research project to completion (90 or 120 credits), during which time you will be supervised and mentored by academic staff and/or industry professionals. An example of this final project might be a performance, exhibition, design prototype or publication.

The next start date is July 2022 and runs from 25 July to 27 November.

How to apply

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Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

11 May 2022