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New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time 

Location: Invercargill

Gain knowledge of the business and legal issues confronting visual practitioners in visual and screen arts.

Develop an understanding of genres and traditions in their cultural and historical context through the history and theory of screen arts.

Be able to implement various software solutions to develop an understanding of how to read and use graphic imagery.

Acquire the knowledge to describe the structure of and write a short film.

Understand the origins and purpose of the traditional 12 principles of animation including practical implementation within their animation practices.

Effectively develop 2D animated narratives with supporting interactive content.

Gain a range of observational and conceptual skills, and be introduced to analytical aspects of drawing as an aid to visualising and interrogating ideas and recording practice using a variety of drawing approaches.

BVA503 Research-Led Industry Practice

BSA506 Screen Arts 1

BVA515 Studio Drawing 1

BVA542 Studio Digital 1

BSA526 Principles of Animation

BSA527 2D Animation

BSA525 Storyboarding

BSA528 Gaming Art and Design 1

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs $1710

International Fees can be found here

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply creative and technical processes across a range of capture, manipulation and delivery methods/platforms to screen productions
  • Analyse storytelling and its relationship to audience in screen productions
  • Apply relevant screen production business practices to screen production processes
  • Collaborate with team members using appropriate communication skills to realise a range of screen productions
  • Apply practical and problem solving skills to a range of screen production processes
  • Research and analyse the social, economic, cultural and historical conditions relevant to the screen production industry to inform screen production practice
  • Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in screen production industries.

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 o 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. Preference will be given to those mature aged applicants who can demonstrate evidence of successful completion of a programme of study to NZQA Level 3 or higher.

Language Requirements

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 achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors 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 preceding two years:

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

  • IELTS test - 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 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET at Grade C or 200  in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace), b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE ISE11 with no less than merit in any band

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.   

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:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelors 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
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game 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 Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 5) full-time over one year or part-time over four years

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

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