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Study Art, Design and Photography at SIT

Love to create?  Want to immerse yourself in a world of art?  SIT's Art and Design courses will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to establish your career as an artist, designer or photographer. 

Based at the SIT Downtown campus, Art students have their own 'creative hub' where you can mix and collaborate with film, animation, music, audio and fashion students.  The space also incorporates two art galleries in the heart of the city centre where you'll organise and run exhibitions for the public.

If you're looking for an art certificate we offer a 17 week New Zealand Certificate in Creativity on campus, and the Certificate in Interior Decor and New Zealand Diploma in Photography  via SIT2LRN distance learning.

These courses could lead to careers in fields such as photography, screen printing, graphic design, illustration, textiles, visual merchandising, interior design, self-employment and much, much more.

Programmes in Art, Design & Photography at the Invercargill campus

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Invercargill

ODiploma33Art, Design & Photography1Invercargill
OCertificate33Art, Design & Photography1Invercargill
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Art, Design & Photography courses at the Invercargill campus

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One year full-time

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • Students will further develop their understanding of relevant methodologies and experience implementing, documenting and presenting a practice based investigation
  • Extend their comprehension of relationships between history and practice and begin to articulate the ways in which these practitioners influence their own relative practices
  • Gain an understanding of the role of art criticism and the politics of art making and viewing
  • Build on the foundation of the first year drawing paper to reinforce and expand their observational, analytical and creative skills and knowledge
  • Students will gain an understanding of the practical and theoretical implications of proposing, developing and resolving an art project. They will explore relevant lineages of practice and critically analyse their project’s positioning
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17 weeks full-time

This qualification is for people wanting to gain foundation skills in creativity, including the ability to explore ideas in a range of conventions and media.

Industries and other communities in Nui Tireni New Zealand will benefit by having people who can use creative processes to experiment, communicate ideas and solve problems.

Graduates will be able to apply skills with some guidance in experimentation, communication of ideas, problem solving, risk-taking and self-evaluation in different areas of work and communities.

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