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

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 06 November

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.

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
Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for self-employment, or for the role of junior practitioner in digital media and design, or web design.

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 and 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.

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 - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II 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 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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