Postgraduate Supplementary Application process

Some of our postgraduate programmes have extra requirements for admission. This section contains the necessary forms and information needed to complete an admission application for the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries – please refer to the relevant information for your programme below.

Architecture and Planning


Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof))
(and associated combined masters programmes)

Applications for the Master of Architecture (Professional) (March(Prof)) close on 8 December - late applications may be accepted if places are available. To apply for this programme you must:

*A portfolio, written statement and CV are not required from applicants who completed the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the University of Auckland less than two years ago.

 

Portfolio content:

  • Your portfolio must include a minimum of 10, and up to 15 pages of your own drawings and creative works.
  • You can choose any page size up to a maximum of A2 to present your work.
  • You may display one or multiple images on each page.
  • Each pdf file submitted must not exceed 1 page in length.
  • Each digital experiment counts as one page.

Your portfolio could:

  • Display evidence of a variety of techniques and media (i.e. different ways of drawing and making, both by hand and digitally).
  • Display evidence of your interest and understanding of buildings, spaces, interiors, groups of buildings, landscapes, people and designed objects such as pieces of furniture.
  • Convey your understanding of spatial qualities, materials and textures, construction, light and colour.

View example MArch(Prof) portfolio.

 

Written statement:

This one page document should outline your reasons for wanting to participate in the MArch(Prof) programme.

 

CV content:

This brief CV should include descriptions and examples of relevant work experience or any other activities considered relevant to the application. Details of any academic and/or professional design awards/prizes should also be included.

 

If you cannot submit a portfolio via SlideRoom, the following form may be used to submit a hard copy.

 

Master of Urban Design (MUrbDes)

Applications for the Master of Urban Design (MUrbDes) close on 8 December - late applications may be accepted if places are available. To apply for this programme you must:

Portfolio content:

You may include examples of design projects undertaken as part of your prior academic studies and/or as part of design-based professional work.

Projects must be uploaded as follows:

  • A separate pdf file for each project (max 10MB/file).
  • Arranged in reverse-chronological order (most recent project as first media item).

Projects must be described as follows:

  • Project title.
  • Course title in the case of academic work, or design office/practice name in the case of professional work.
  • Your role/responsibility in the project. For example; sole designer, contributor to a particular aspect of the project, member of a group/team involved in the whole project.
  • Provide brief details of the relevance of the project to urban design.

Written statement:

This one page document should outline your reasons for wanting to participate in the MUrbDes programme (maximum 500 words).

CV content:

This brief CV should include descriptions and examples of relevant work experience or any other activities considered relevant to the application. Details of any academic and/or professional design awards/prizes should also be included.

If you cannot submit a portfolio via SlideRoom, the following form may be used to submit a hard copy.

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Fine Arts


Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Applications for the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) close on 8 December - late applications may be accepted if places are available. To apply for this programme you must:

*A portfolio and CV are not required from applicants who completed their studies at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, less than two years ago.

 

Portfolio Content:

The works presented should demonstrate visual sensibility, creativity, technical skill and give an indication of your current involvement in the arts and an overall impression of your interests.

Your portfolio may include up to 12 items of work, including but not limited to the following media:

  • A reproduction of a painting, print, photograph, sculpture, design, workbook page, and/or a media file of your recent moving image/performance/audio work.

Please note: Each PDF file submitted must not exceed 1 page in length. Any additional pages within an individual PDF file and/or exceeding the 12 item maximum limit, will not be reviewed and considered in your portfolio.

 

CV Content:

This should cover your previous art training, experience and practice / employment. Include all exhibitions, art and design-based activities and collaborative projects.


If you cannot submit a portfolio via 
SlideRoom, the following form may be used to submit a hard copy.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA(Hons))

Please note: if you have successfully completed Part III of your BFA or BA/BFA degree at the University of Auckland, you may be eligible to apply for entry into the BFA(Hons) for your fourth year of Fine Arts study. You must complete the University’s online application process; however, no SlideRoom submission is required.

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Music


Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus)

To apply for this programme you must:

*Depending on the suite of courses indicated you will be asked to provide an audition/composition/musicology portfolio as per the criteria for the BMus (Hons) majors below.

Bachelor of Music (Honours) (BMus(Hons))

The BMus (Hons) offers six majors.  The requirements differ for each and are detailed below.

If you have completed a University of Auckland BMus in the same major less than two years ago, then you are not required to submit any additional information.  All you need to do is complete the Application for Admission.


Classical Performance

To apply for this programme you must:

Your audition portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • Video performances for your audition (for some applicants a live audition in person may be required. You will be contacted via email if this is necessary)

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.

Your video performances must adhere to the following:

  • Upload your performances as three separate files or Youtube / Vimeo videos.
  • The three pieces or movements must be of contrasting style.
  • Voice applicants: one piece in Italian and one in English.
  • Must be recent work (from the last 12 months).
  • Recorded in one take and be unedited and/or unmodified.
  • If uploading recordings, then each file must be no greater than 500MB and in one of the following formats: .mov (QuickTime), .wmv (Windows Media Player), .mp4, or .m4v files.
  • If submitting Youtube / Vimeo video links, then these must be set to public and you must not delete these files.
  • You must review your recordings before uploading them to ensure that they are of good quality, clearly audible, and represent your best work to date.
  • Works from recent recitals, examinations and live performances can be used.
  • Choose pieces which demonstrate your proficiency and overall musicianship; that highlight what you feel best represents your present standard of playing.
  • Pieces must be performed on non-electronic instruments only.
  • A maximum total of 20 minutes will be reviewed and assessed.

 

Composition 

To apply for this programme you must:

Your composition portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background.
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • Two recent original compositions as individual PDF or .sib file types
  • You may also include audio recordings of the works as individual files (.m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv), or as Youtube / Vimeo links (these must be set to public and you must not delete these files).

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.
 

Musicology

To apply for this programme you must:

Your musicology portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background.
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • A sample of your academic writing (maximum 2000 words) as a single PDF file.  This can be a recent essay or written assignment demonstrating your ability to write academically on the subject of musicology..

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.
 

Studio Pedagogy

To apply for this programme you must:

Your audition portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • Video performances for your audition (for some applicants a live audition in person may be required. You will be contacted via email if this is necessary)
  • A sample of your academic writing (maximum 2000 words) as a single PDF file. This can be a recent essay or written assignment demonstrating your ability to write academically.

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.

Your video performances must adhere to the following:

  • Upload your performances as three separate files or Youtube / Vimeo videos.
  • The three pieces or movements must be of contrasting style.
  • Voice applicants: one piece in Italian and one in English.
  • Must be recent work (from the last 12 months).
  • Recorded in one take and be unedited and/or unmodified.
  • If uploading recordings, then each file must be no greater than 500MB and in one of the following formats: .mov (QuickTime), .wmv (Windows Media Player), .mp4, or .m4v files.
  • If submitting Youtube / Vimeo video links, then these must be set to public and you must not delete these files.
  • You must review your recordings before uploading them to ensure that they are of good quality, clearly audible, and represent your best work to date.
  • Works from recent recitals, examinations and live performances can be used.
  • Choose pieces which demonstrate your proficiency and overall musicianship; that highlight what you feel best represents your present standard of playing.
  • Pieces must be performed on non-electronic instruments only.

A maximum total of 15 minutes will be reviewed and assessed.
 

Master of Music (MMus)

The MMus offers four specialisations. The requirements differ for each and are detailed below.

If you have completed a University of Auckland BMus (Hons) in the same major less than two years ago, then you are not required to submit any additional information.  All you need to do is complete the Application for Admission.

Performance

To apply for this programme you must:

Your audition portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • Video performances for your audition (for some applicants a live audition in person may be required. You will be contacted via email if this is necessary)

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.

Composition

 

To apply for this programme you must:

Your composition portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background.
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • Two recent original compositions as individual PDF or .sib file types
  • You may also include audio recordings of the works as individual files (.m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv), or as Youtube / Vimeo links (these must be set to public and you must not delete these files).

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.

Musicology

To apply for this programme you must:

Your musicology portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background.
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • A sample of your academic writing (2000 word minimum) as a single PDF file. This can be a recent essay or written assignment demonstrating your ability to write academically.

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.

Studio Pedagogy

To apply for this programme you must:

 

Your audition portfolio consists of:

  • A statement of musical background
  • A reference from your current instrumental/music teacher*
  • A sample of your academic writing (2000 word minimum) as a single PDF file. This can be a recent essay or written assignment demonstrating your ability to write academically on the subject of musicology.
  • Video performances for your audition (for some applicants a live audition in person may be required. You will be contacted via email if this is necessary)

* Your referee should comment on your musical work and your suitability for advanced research study.

Your video performances must adhere to the following:

  • Upload your performances as three separate files or Youtube / Vimeo videos.
  • The three pieces or movements must be of contrasting style.
  • Voice applicants: one piece in Italian and one in English.
  • Must be recent work (from the last 12 months).
  • Recorded in one take and be unedited and/or unmodified.
  • If uploading recordings, then each file must be no greater than 500MB and in one of the following formats: .mov (QuickTime), .wmv (Windows Media Player), .mp4, or .m4v files.
  • If submitting Youtube / Vimeo video links, then these must be set to public and you must not delete these files.
  • You must review your recordings before uploading them to ensure that they are of good quality, clearly audible, and represent your best work to date.
  • Works from recent recitals, examinations and live performances can be used.
  • Choose pieces which demonstrate your proficiency and overall musicianship; that highlight what you feel best represents your present standard of playing.
  • Pieces must be performed on non-electronic instruments only.

A maximum total of 15 minutes will be reviewed and assessed.
 

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Advice and assistance


For more information about the Supplementary Application process for postgraduate students, please contact:

Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre
Level 2, Building 421
(Architecture and Planning Building)
26 Symonds Street, Auckland
Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz

Or call:
The University of Auckland Student Information Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 65

How to apply for admission to the University of Auckland

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