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New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

The aim of the qualification is to provide those wishing to work in the film industry with a foundation of basic skills and knowledge required for entry level employment or/and provide a base for further education.

BVA103 Research-Led Industry Practice 1 (Level 5) 30 Credits

BSA106 Screen Arts 1 (Level 5) 15 Credits

BVA142 Studio Digital Media 1 (Level 5) 10 Credits

BSA101 Introduction to Filmmaking (Level 5) 15 Credits

BSA104 Screenwriting 1 (Level 5) 15 Credits

BSA105 Film Editing (Level 5) 10 Credits

BSA131 Digital Filmmaking 1 (Level 5) 15 Credits

BSA133 Pre-Production Techniques (Level 5) 10 Credits

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs $1710

International Fees can be found here

The aim of the qualification is to provide those wishing to work in the film industry with a foundation of basic skills and knowledge required for entry level employment or/and provide a base for further education.

School Leavers:

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3. Three subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

  • Five credits in reading
  • Five credits in writing, and

Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of

  • Specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or
  • Package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required)

Applicants over 20 years:

Be at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience.

Additional Enry Criteria
Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

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 passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or 1 of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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 passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognized English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years: 

  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 550 with an essay score of 5
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 46 with a writing score of 20
  • Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162.
  • NZCEL Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic, PToE Academic score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or passed one of the English language tests listed above or have achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognized English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years.

Portfolio Requirements

  • Portfolio One: examples of films online e.g.  a playlist or collection on Youtube or Vimeo. This should showcase the applicant’s skills and experience in filming and editing regardless of whether a documentary, scripted or experimental approach is utilised. 
  • Portfolio Two:  Students should also submit at least 10 examples of photographic work that illustrates their photographic skills. We will be looking at both the technical and artistic ability in the photographs, everything from exposure through to composition of the submitted images. 
  • Prior Learning: evidence of prior learning e.g. academic transcripts.
  • Statement: one hand written statement A4 page (outlining your interests and goals within the programme e.g. why are you choosing film as a career).
  • Referees: contact details for two people who know you well e.g. teacher or employer.
  • Interview: a time will be arranged for you to meet with the programme manager or appropriate staff member following the assessment of your application.
  • Innovation & Imagination:  We are also looking for maturity, originality and the ability to develop interesting, imaginative and engaging storytelling.

Please do not include any original materials, portfolios are not held/stored.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5) full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

(Please Note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

For those wishing to pursue further study, SIT offers:

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