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Victoria University of Wellington Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) – MFA (CP)
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) – MFA (CP)

Wellington, New Zealand

1 Years


Full time

01 Dec 2024

Feb 2025

NZD 16,633 / per course



Advance your film-making, music or theatre skills to prepare for a rewarding career in the creative industries.

Hone your leadership, collaborative, creative, and business skills as a practising artist over an intensive 12-month programme. Our Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) is an industry-focused, practical degree that will help you build new contacts and networks in Wellington’s creative industries.

You’ll take advantage of our capital city location and study at the University’s Kelburn campus. If you study the Film or Music/Sound programme, you’ll get to use our specially refitted facilities at the Miramar Creative Centre.

Practice Opportunities

The MFA(CP) includes a creative project in which you’ll be mentored to complete work that showcases your abilities and encourages you to push boundaries in your field.

As part of the programme, you’ll also do an internship with an arts organisation. This will give you valuable work experience and provide you with all-important connections in your industry.


Advance your potential as a creative leader by developing a high level of professional mastery, craft, and practical skill, and learn to drive ambitious creative projects. The programme offers a broad base of knowledge, including a course in arts management and marketing that will build those all-essential business skills. If you’re a Music/Sound or Theatre student, you may also be able to take a complementary course from another fine arts discipline to expand your skill set.

Creative Capital

Be part of Wellington’s thriving and internationally recognised creative scene. During your studies, you’ll have opportunities to collaborate with your artistic peers and many of New Zealand’s top arts professionals.

Duration and Workload

3 Trimesters, 1 year

Full-time students can expect a workload of 40 to 45 hours a week for much of the year.


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