Postgraduate Admissions

 

 

You must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual arts or psychology, or an equivalent level of training in a relevant medical, social or human sciences field
  • Relevant experience in a rehabilitative setting in the form of paid or unpaid/voluntary work
  • Demonstrable ability to discuss and reflect on the creative process
  • A willingness to undergo weekly personal therapy for the duration of the Programme
  • A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • Portfolio: At least 7 – 10 pieces of original artwork (actual or documented) that demonstrates your creative practice
  • Three references: one personal, one professional, and one academic
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word statement outlining your reasons for pursuing Master’s studies, your suitability and expected benefits from the Programme
  • Additional coursework may be required and/ or suggested before acceptance into the Programme based on your qualifications
  • Sign a suitability declaration indicating whether you have any criminal record and/or history at the point of admission to the Programme (form can be obtained from the College). *Please note that many clinical placement settings require a mandatory background security check for potential student interns, and many employers request this as well, given the nature and sensitivity of confidential case material, professional and ethical best practices and the potential vulnerability of their clientele *Complete an Occupational Health Declaration, verified by a medical physician prior to admission to the Programme (form can be obtained from the College)
  • An interview with the Programme Leader and academic staff.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • A degree in Arts Management, Arts or equivalent from a recognised institution
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in a related field or at least 4 years of working experience in a non-related field
  • Well-established professionals from other fields who wish to transfer to the cultural sector must demonstrate a commitment to the arts or heritage
  • A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • Curriculum Vitae (indicating training/experience in the arts and/or volunteer experience)
  • Two letters of recommendation: one professional, one academic

Prospective candidates will have to undergo an interview process.

Application Assignments (under entry requirement content)

a) Research Proposal
A Research Proposal of 800-1000 words on a specific area in the field of Arts and Cultural Management that you would like to pursue during the course of study that will culminate in a dissertation. The research proposal should be word processed, using Arial 11-pt font on double spacing. It should contain the following:

  • A clearly defined title
  • A background of the proposed research topic
  • The rationale and objective of the research area
  • The significance of the proposed research area
  • A brief explanation of how the research will be conducted

Please submit your Research Proposal as a .doc or .pdf file only in the format prescribed.

b) Personal Statement
A 500-word personal statement indicating why you wish to pursue a career in Arts Management, what led you to this point as well as what makes you a good candidate for admission into the Programme.

We welcome students from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds

Academic Requirements

All applicants will attend an interview to discuss their application, and will indicate whether they intend to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma or the Masters programme. Applicants will be accepted into the Programme based on their indication. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Those accepted into the PGDip can request to continue into the Masters modules if they provide an acceptable statement outlining their intended research area prior to the end of their PGDip studies. All participants must pass the first four modules comprising the PGDip before entering the Masters.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Programme of study require:

  • A good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (ideally in the area of Arts or Education with Honours preferred)
  • Substantial experience as a practising artist/arts professional/researcher (at least four years)
  • Experience as an educator (at least two years)
  • A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction

Applicants will provide:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A portfolio/documentation representing your arts practice and current arts teaching or educational work
  • A 800-word statement outlining your intended research area(s) which could culminate in the MA dissertation
  • Two letters of recommendation; one professional, one academic
  • Letter of approval to enrol in the programme from the educational organisation where you teach
  • Completed disclosure form

Admission to the Programme is determined through an interview as well as the submission and fulfillment of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized tertiary institution
  • A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction
  • A 300-500 word statement of interest highlighting the candidate’s reasons for choosing to enrol in the Programme and research interest in the area of Asian art histories
  • A reference letter (either an educational reference from the student’s university or a character reference from an employer)
  • Samples of academic writing or published work (where available)

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Programme of study require:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent
  • A satisfactory score in written and spoken English OR a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • A Creative Writing portfolio between 2000 and 3000 words. The portfolio can contain prose fiction, poetry, a script, journalism, or a combination of any of these. The writing will be appraised according to its strength of originality, imagination, fluency, language and style, and the applicant’s perceived ability to satisfactorily achieve the Masters level award having completed the Programme. While it is acknowledged that some students will learn and assimilate creative skills at a faster rate than others, applicants’ work will be assessed according to their overall potential as creative writers.
  • Applicants will then have a face-to-face interview, or one conducted by telephone or Skype.

Applicants for this programme of study should have:

  • A good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 2nd class honours classification) in any related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Expansive folio with relevant and substantial creative work (written or visual form)
  • Preferred professional work experience either in full-time or part-time capacity or any other substantial related work experience
  • A satisfactory score in written and spoken English OR a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction
  • Applicants who come from non-design fields but with the interest and relevant background to develop research work in related design fields can apply as well. Applicants are selected on the basis of their research proposal and interest in design. Applicants should have sufficient technical skills to realise intentions and show evidence of commitment to the study

All applicants will have to submit a research proposal and will attend an interview to discuss their application. The applicant must outline their interest in design and how they wish to push the boundaries of design in related or non-related domains.

The written research proposal should consist of the intended design research enquiry and a brief study plan (1,000-1,500 words). The proposal should include:

  • A brief background research including contextual framing and a proposed design brief
  • Any visual examples as reference
  • Bibliography

This Programme will be of particular relevance to you who wish to embark on but is not limited to a career as fine artists, in academic institutions, museums or art galleries. In addition, successful graduates will also be able to find employment as art critics and writers. The Programme also aims, through its commitment to excellence, to further the discourses surrounding the contemporary art and art historical contexts through research and practice conducted by candidates in the Programme.

  • Bachelor’s degree and demonstrable ability to pursue discourse and research in contemporary issues in fine arts;
  • A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • Portfolio: A body of art works documented in digital format. Drawings, installations, paintings and sculptures should be in high resolution for close up viewing. Interdisciplinary time-based works or performance and awareness e-based works should be presented in video or digital format. It will be useful for the documentation to include works seen within an exhibition format or public / private context. All interviews will include discussions on the potential candidate’s knowledge of visual art theories in relation to their art practice.
  • Research Proposal: Two-page research proposal indicating your research aims and objectives, proposed outcomes, and brief details of research methods and materials you wish to use;
  • Statement of Purpose: 500-word statement of your reasons for pursuing Master’s studies, your suitability and expected benefits from the Programme.

Academic Requirements

All applicants will attend an interview to discuss their application. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. PGDip candidates can continue into the Masters modules if they provide an acceptable statement outlining their intended research area prior to the end of their PGDip studies. All candidates must pass the first four modules comprising the PGDip before attempting to enrol in the MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice Programme.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Programme of study require:

  • A good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (ideally in the area of Arts or Education with Honours preferred)
  • Substantial experience as a practising artist/arts professional/ researcher (at least four years)
  • Experience as an educator (at least two years)
  • A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.

Applicants will provide:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A portfolio/documentation representing your arts practice and current arts teaching or educational work
  • A 500-word personal statement explaining why you wish to undertake the Programme
  • Two letters of recommendation: one professional, one academic
  • Letter of approval to enrol in the programme from the educational organisation where you teach (if applicable)
  • Completed disclosure form

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