Māori Visual Arts

Māori Visual Arts is about visual art created by Māori artists – drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, weaving, carving, etc.

Studying in this area involves developing practical (artistic!) skills to be able to create works of art.

As well as contemporary art, this area includes learning about art and artists of the past and different artistic styles and approaches.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Artist
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Print-maker
  • Carver
  • Weaver
  • Designer
  • Art conservator
  • Art critic
  • Art historian
  • Curator
  • Exhibit designer
  • Sign writer
  • Art teacher
  • Māori visual arts teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


107% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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