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New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
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 specialist skills and knowledge required for employment or/and provide a base for further education.

BVA203 Research-Led Industry Practice 2 (30 credits)

BSA206 Screen Arts 2 (15 credits)

BSA202 Audio Techniques (15 credits)

BSA204 Screenwriting 2 (15 credits)

BSA231 Digital Filmmaking 2 (15 credits)

BSA234 Cinematography (15 credits)

BSA227 Visual Effects Compositing (15 credits)

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs $1710

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply problem-solving skills to complex digital media and design challenges.
  • Apply and manage a design process to meet requirements of complex project briefs independently.
  • Use specialised skills in the creation of complex design solutions.
  • Synthesise theory and practical applications to produce a body of work.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical and business practices in digital media and design environments.

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)

 

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

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 of 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 one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6)

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 Academic Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 550 with an essay score of 5 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 60 with a writing score of 20
  • Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • 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 66

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,
  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.
  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. 

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6), 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 6).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6) 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 the

  • Bachelor of Screen Arts (Level 7), where students can choose to specialise in either animation or digital filmmaking.

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