Diploma in Arts and Media (Visual Arts and Design).xml Diploma in Arts and Media (Visual Arts and Design)

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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

42 credits NCEA Level 3 or higher (specific subjects apply). If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

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Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

Strengthen and cement your skills from Certificate Level 4 and further develop your creativity in this Level 5, Diploma in Arts and Media in your chosen endorsement of Visual Arts and Design.

Cover subjects such as drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D-sculpture, the history and philosophy of art and design.

Provide works to showcase and sell at our annual exhibition.

This programme covers:

  • Drawing and painting techniques.
  • Photographic and printmaking techniques.
  • Sculpture and construction techniques.
  • Creative projects in response to specified briefs.
  • Documenting and evaluating work, within the context of traditional, historical and contemporary art/design practice.

Find out more about studying design

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
    • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), including at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in each of two subjects, of which at least one relates to English; and at least one is from the subject list below; with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the NZQF.
    • Subject list: Design; Painting; Printmaking; Graphics; Technology; Sculpture; History of Art; Photography; Media Studies; Design (Practical Art) Graphics History of Art History; Media Studies; Music Studies; Painting (Practical Art); Photography (Practical Art); Sculpture (Practical Art); Technology; Drama; English; Social Studies; Printmaking (Practical Art).
    • Or: For Level 5: successful completion of a recognised art/media foundation programme or equivalent, for example the Aoraki Polytechnic or NMIT Certificate in Arts and Media (Level 4).
Alternative requirements
    • Applications from mature students (over 20 years) are welcome.
    • If you don't have the stated entry criteria, talk to us about whether you have the equivalent skills and knowledge or to determine if this is the right programme for you.
Additional requirements
    • Portfolio: Visual Arts and Design, Graphics and Multimedia.
    • All applicants must submit a portfolio of work showing ability in the major in which they wish to study.
English requirements

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: NE4818
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 13 January for February start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,200 - $6,670
International: $20,860
LOCATION: Timaru
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Additional funds will be required for the purchase of materials

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Career options may be found in fine arts practice, graphic and website design, the media and publishing industries, the movie and entertainment industry, photography, teaching, and self-employment.

Study pathways

Graduates from this programme could apply for entry to the Ara Bachelor of Design with Recognition of Prior Learning.