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 skills using materials and processes involved in creative design production. Learn about how the merging of physical and digital making can help set you up for further study within arts and design.

Programme outline

This programme is studio and classroom based which allows you to explore and gain skills in a range of visual arts and digital design mediums. There are four compulsory 15 credit courses (total of 60 credits) that are taught over 17 weeks.  You'll develop skills using materials and processes involved in creative production of 3D form with painted and moving elements, also the processes involved in digital production and be able to create a portfolio of creative work.

More detail about this qualification

This programme has four projects (courses):

  • Project 1: Plan, Print, Construct
  • Project 2: Kinetic Constructs
  • Project 3: Digital Production
  • Project 4: Showcase

There are no tests or examinations within this qualification, students will be assessed throughout the 17 weeks on their Creative Work, Research, Creative Process and Professional Skills under each project. Students must pass all four Projects (Courses) to successfully pass the programme.

We are also offering some evening classes and weekend workshops at the Petone campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm starting on the week of 27 February, 2023.

Course related costs

Some drawing resources may be need to be purchased.

Entry requirements

The NZ Certificate in Arts & Design [Level 3] is an open entry programme, which means no formal academic qualifications are required. You must be aged 16 years and over.

International

All applicants are required to have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study in English, completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3), approved scores on IELTS tests (5.0 Academic with no band score lower than 5), completion of accepted international equivalent.

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.

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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