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New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 21 June 2019

Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Investigate media and creative processes when producing own work
  • Present work for review that shows evidence of the application of creative processes
  • Examine the role of creativity in practical contexts to change or improve outcomes
  • Explore own creative practice in relation to wider contexts

NZCC101 Drawing/Animation (Level 4) 10 Credits 

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring drawing concepts and concerns through animation. 

NZCC102 Painting/Digital (level 4) 10 Credits

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring painting concepts and concerns through digital art making. 

NZCC103 Printmaking/Photography (level 4) 10 Credits

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring printmaking concepts and concerns through photography. 

NZCC104 Sculpture/Film (Level 4) 10 Credits 

To introduce students to a range of approaches to cross-disciplinary practice-based research exploring sculptural concepts and concerns through filmmaking. 

NZCC105 Art History and Theory (Level 4) 10 Credits

To introduce students to a range of art historical and theoretical contexts and critical approaches to the visual arts with a focus on cross-disciplinary practices developing basic academic skills through active documentation and via a practice-based research approach.

NZCC106 Professional Practices (Level 4) 10 Credits 

To introduce students to basic professional practices associated with the visual arts.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $830

International Fees can be found here.

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 Aotearoa 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.

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio and take part in an interview process.

School Leavers
Students must be a minimum of 17 years at the start of their course and ideally have NCEA Level 2.

Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in applied arts as a realistic career choice or personal development.

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment, will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one 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.

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 or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application as follows:

  • Portfolio: examples of free-hand drawing (x2). Examples of x2 other artworks of your choice in any medium. (please ensure images are good quality if artworks are photographed for submission)
  • Prior Learning: evidence of prior learning e.g. academic transcripts.
  • Statement: hand written statement of 150-200 words on an A4 page outlining your interests and goals within the programme (e.g. why are you choosing visual arts as a career pathway?).
  • Referees: contact details for two people who know you well e.g. teacher or employer.
  • Interview: a time will be arranged for you to meet with the programme manager or appropriate staff member following the assessment of your application.
  • Passion and commitment: We are also looking for students who have a passion for the arts and are committed to furthering their conceptual, aesthetic and technical skills.

(Please do not include any original material in your portfolio) 

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 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 preceding two years:

  • IELTS test – General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.  OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL – Level 3 (Academic) a) or b)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 42)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42
  • Language Cert – B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or

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:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. 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
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. 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 Certificate in Creativity, and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) full-time over one semester or part-time over one year

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

For those interested in progressing onto further study in the area of Arts, the options at SIT include:

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm at SIT's Downtown Campus (Don St, Invercargill). 

Semester 1

First Part of Semester (9 weeks)      12 February – 13 April

Mid Semester Break                        16 April – 27 April

Second Part of Semester (8 weeks)   30 April – 22 June

Semester 2 

First Part of Semester (9 weeks)      9 July –7 September

Mid Semester Break                       10 – 14 September

Second Part of Semester (8weeks)   17 September - 9 November

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