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New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Nelson
English
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Program description

This one year programme can be taken as a standalone qualification to give you broad, fundamental skills in arts and design. It is also the first year of the Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6), and the Bachelor of Arts and Media - so can pathway easily into further study.

Through this programme you will gain the skills and knowledge for entry-level positions in production and/or design roles within arts and design industries such as designers, technicians, machinists, or salespeople.

All courses in this programme are compulsory, so you are sure to gain a good broad understanding of arts and design. You will also get a taste of each of the areas you can specialize in if you go on to further study at NMIT. You will complete a Lab and a Project course for each of the following disciplines:

  • Lens-based Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Object Design
  • Image Making
  • Critical Studies
  • Communication

What will I learn?

Upon successful completion of this programme you will be able to:

  • Apply professional practices to manage projects/briefs within defined guidelines, and select potential education and employment pathways in arts, craft and/or design
  • Critique your own work and the work of others, communicate in a range of situations, and present own resolved work in simulated contexts
  • Use research to support the development of ideas and to inform your own work within conventions and contexts in arts, craft and/or design
  • Use investigative tools with creative processes, methods and technologies to develop responses to a brief and solve problems
  • Manage projects/briefs under broad guidance, apply standard work practices, and describe potential education and employment pathways in arts, craft and/or design.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 1 or 2 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Applicants over the age of 20:

No academic qualifications are required.

English language requirements:

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English should have:

An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or

A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above.

An initial discussion with the Head of Department or delegate will be required to assess applicants' individual motivation, commitment to, and suitability for the Programme.

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42

City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Portfolio

All applicants must submit a portfolio of work showing ability in arts and design.


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Tuition fees

NZ$18,900 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...


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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
New Zealand

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www.nmit.ac.nz

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