New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)

Study the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity and start your journey into the exciting world of the Creative Industries in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

Students will experience a wide range of projects and skills including animation, filmmaking, photography, print making and creative design. Students will be given opportunities to drive their own creative projects and collaborate with others to develop creative outputs. Learners will be able to build on their existing portfolios and knowledge to be able to continue their studies or enter industry and community creative endeavours. 

Study the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity and start your journey into the exciting world of the Creative Industries in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Students will experience a wide range of projects and skills including animation, filmmaking, photography, print making and creative design. Student will be given opportunities to drive their own creative projects and collaborate with others to develop creative outputs. Learners will be able to build on their existing portfolios and knowledge to be able to continue their studies or enter industry and community creative endeavours.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2022 Semester 2: 18 July to 18 November

2023 Semester 2: 17 July to 17 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $830

International Fees can be found here.

The New Zealand Certificate in Creativity is a half year programme that allows you to express your creativity using the latest techniques and technology.
Learners will engage in a range of skills that develop both individual creative practice and collaborative practices. Learners will develop skills in animation, drawing, filmmaking, set development, digital painting, photography, printmaking, art history and professional development. Learners will be using the latest techniques and processes to build their creative practice, while also understanding the historical context for their studies. 
Learners will build on their existing practice and be set up to be able to work in community/industry on creative project or further their knowledge in further study.
Pathways include:
Bachelor of Screen Arts – Animation Major
Bachelor of Screen Arts – Game Design Major
Bachelor of Screen Arts – Concept Art Major
Bachelor of Screen Arts – Film Major
Bachelor of Screen Arts – Content Creation Major
Bachelor of Screen Arts – Digital Fashion Design Major

The New Zealand Certificate in Creativity is a half year programme that allows you to express your creativity using the latest techniques and technology.

Learners will engage in a range of skills that develop both individual creative practice and collaborative practices. Learners will develop skills in animation, drawing, filmmaking, set development, digital painting, photography, printmaking, art history and professional development. Learners will be using the latest techniques and processes to build their creative practice, while also understanding the historical context for their studies. Learners will build on their existing practice and be set up to be able to work in community/industry on creative project or further their knowledge in further study.

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Animation Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Game Design Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Concept Art Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Film Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Content Creation Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Digital Fashion Design Major

NZCC101 Drawing/Animation (Level 4) 10 Credits 

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring drawing concepts and concerns through animation. 

NZCC102 Painting/Digital (level 4) 10 Credits

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring painting concepts and concerns through digital painting. 

NZCC103 Printmaking/Photography (level 4) 10 Credits

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring printmaking concepts and concerns through photography. 

NZCC104 Sculpture/Film (Level 4) 10 Credits 

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring sculptural concepts and concerns through filmmaking. 

NZCC105 Art History and Theory (Level 4) 10 Credits

To introduce students to a range of art historical and theoretical contexts and critical approaches to the visual and screen arts with a focus on cross-disciplinary practices developing basic academic skills through active documentation and via a practice-based research approach.

NZCC106 Professional Practices (Level 4) 10 Credits 

To introduce students to basic professional practices associated with the screen arts.

Graduates have gone on to further study at Degree and Postgraduate level.

Graduates from this programme currently work in a large variety of work in the creative industries including: animation, game design, film, photography, concept creation, concept art/design and visual arts.  

School leavers:

Students must be a minimum of 17 years at the start of their course and ideally have NCEA Level 2.

Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in applied arts as a realistic career choice or personal development.

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio and take part in an interview process.

Mature Applicants:

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity, and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) full-time over one semester or part-time over one year

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Animation Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Game Design Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Concept Art Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Film Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Content Creation Major
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts – Digital Fashion Design Major

 

 

This course is delivered at the Te Rau o Te Huia, Centre for Creative Industries Campus.

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