New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3)

Take the first step in your creative journey. Learn introductory knowledge and skills using materials and processes involved in creative design production.

Programme outline

This programme is, studio and classroom based which allows you to explore and gain skills in a range of technical skills and technologies to produce and present creative work in arts, craft or design contexts.

More detail about this qualification

The New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) comprises of 60 credits and is a 17 week programme. Students can study full-time or part-time but must complete the qualification within three years of the date of first enrolment.  There are 2 compulsory courses, Design and Creative Processes and Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design courses.

Courses

CAD3003 Two-Dimensional Studies

Apply a range of technical skills and technologies to produce and present creative work in arts, craft or design contexts.

CAD3004 Three-Dimensional Studies

Apply professional practices and creative processes of discovery, conceptualisation, review, iteration, prototyping and presentation to design solutions in response to an arts, craft or design brief.

CAD3001 Design

Apply knowledge of the elements and principles of arts, crafts or design practice to review the quality of creative work.

CAD3002 Creative Processes

Apply professional practices and creative processes of discovery, conceptualisation, review, iteration, prototyping and presentation to design solutions in response to an arts, craft or design brief.

Course related costs

Some drawing resources may be need to be purchased.

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

English Language Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS General or Academic Score of 5 with no band score lower than 5. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form.

Further study options

Successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3), followed by the NZ Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) can lead you to apply for entry into the Diplomas in Arts and Design. The portfolio content completed during the programme can be used to support an application for further study or look for an entry level job in New Zealand’s fastest growing industry.

You can also complete this qualification 2 evenings per week (Tuesday & Thursday) at our Petone campus from 6-9pm from 27/2/2023-3/11/2023, there will also be the opportunity to attend 2 weekend workshops, dates to be confirmed at our Wellington campus.  

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

On 1 September 2022, the operations of Whitireia transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing Whitireia programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.

This programme is subject to NZQA approval.

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