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New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game 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

  • Further develop understanding of relevant methodologies and experience implementing, documenting and presenting a practice based investigation
  • Extend comprehension of relationships between history, theory and practice
  • Develop a critical understanding of studio production pipeline practice and asset management within a 3D production environment
  • Design, develop and animate an emotionally complex humanoid character
  • Utilise practical drawing tools in thematic and conceptual projects to explore
  • Participate in the design and creation of concepts and artwork for game level one world prototype

BSA603 Research-Led Industry Practice

BSA606 Screen Arts 2

BVA615 Studio Drawing 2

BSA202 Audio Techniques

BSA625 3D Animation

BSA626 3D Character Animation

BSA628 Gaming Art and Design 2

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 specialised technical knowledge and expertise to initiate, create and contribute to screen productions
  • Evaluate and apply storytelling and its relationship to audience, in a range of screen productions
  • Select and apply relevant screen production business models to screen productions
  • Collaborate, interact, contribute to and lead teams professionally and effectively, to produce screen productions
  • Analyse and generate solutions to challenges in the creation of screen productions
  • Research and evaluate the social, economic, cultural and historical conditions relevant in the screen production industry and apply these to a screen production practice
  • Identify and manage health and safety risks within a screen production industry context

All applicants should have previously completed New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 5) or equivalent skills and knowledge, and demonstrate a keen interest in screen production; applicants are also required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application. 

Mature Applicants

Applicants of 20 years of age or over, at the time of programme entry, should demonstrate an interest and aptitude for screen production which demonstrate potential for success.  Examples may include completion of a programme of study at Level 2 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in a related field for two 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.

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

  • 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 at 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 ISE11 with no less than distinction 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 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
  • 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 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 Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 6) 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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