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New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

11 February to 8 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • Awareness of the business and legal issues confronting visual practitioners in visual and screen art, implications of copyright and how to claim and obtain the rights to copyright material
  • Gain an understanding of the major movements, historical periods and key ideas which gave context to art practice
  • Develop fundamental drawing skills essential as an analytical, descriptive and creative tool and explore form, tone and composition of the human figure
  • Students will build on their understanding of the history of art through engagement with an overview of art in the Pacific with particular focus on its bicultural and emerging multicultural character
  • Investigate and analyse key theorists and critics relevant to student's research questioning

BVA100 Studio 1 (Level 5) Credits 60

Students will explore concepts, methods and mediums relevant to their research questioning. They will develop basic technical skills to enable the realisation of ideas and gain experience and knowledge of the critical analysis of art and artmaking through journaling and participating in critiques. Students will also research relevant contemporary practitioners and investigate site and audience in relation to their research questioning. Areas of studio exploration may include but are not limited to photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking, animation, film, performance and digital art making.

BVA103 Research-Led Industry Practice 1 (Level 5) 30 Credits

Students will be introduced to practice-based research. Students will gain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of discipline specific, practice-based methodologies. Students will also gain the academic research, writing and presentation skills to articulate the theoretical and contextual framing relevant to exploratory and developmental practice, and present findings to an audience.

Students will gain an awareness of the business and legal issues confronting visual practitioners in visual and screen arts. Students will be made aware of the implications of copyright and how to claim and obtain the rights to copyright material. Students will develop the organisational and administrative skills associated with the creation and implementation of a project proposal for a modest production.

BVA112 Art History 1 (Level 5) 10 Credits 

Students will gain a basic understanding of the history of ‘Western’ art, with some reference to craft and architecture styles, from the Greeks until the 1980’s. This will comprise a survey of major movements, historical periods, and key ideas which gave context to art practice. Students will also be introduced to the fundamental methodologies and practices of academic enquiry, research techniques and critical thinking. 

BVA113 Theoretical Discourse 1 (Level 5) 10 Credits

Students will be encouraged to engage in critical debate around the fundamental questions which have sought to define art, its purpose, and value in varying cultural and social contexts. Students will be introduced to fundamental methodologies, practice-based enquiry and critical thinking. Students will expand personal engagement with content through practice identifying objectives, contexts, strategies and methodologies for a practice based investigation. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to: Identity, Body, Memory, Performativity and Gender.

BVA115 Studio Drawing 1 (Level 5) 10 Credits 

Students will develop the fundamental drawing skills essential as an analytical, descriptive, and creative tool. Students will 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. Students will also be introduced to the human figure as a source to explore form, tone and composition. Students will be introduced to the history and theory of drawing and discuss its relevance and use in contemporary practice. 

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $1837

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply broad knowledge, and practical and conceptual skills in the production of arts, craft and/or design work
  • Use investigative tools with creative processes, methods and technologies to develop responses to a brief and solve problems
  • Use research to support the development of ideas and to inform own work within conventions and contexts in arts, craft and/or design
  • Critique own work and the work of others, communicate in a range of situations, and present own resolved work in simulated contexts
  • Apply professional practices to manage projects/briefs within defined guidelines, and select potential education and employment pathways in arts, craft and/or design

Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4), or application by academic qualification.

Students are required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of four years’ secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2.

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 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the art and design or related sector 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.

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 five free-hand drawings, examples of five 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 X one 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.
  • Innovation and Resilience:  We are also looking for maturity, originality and the ability to challenge the concept of what it is to be a practicing artist in the field of visual media.

(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 - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 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 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • 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 High 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 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 Diploma in Arts and 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 Arts and Design (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) full-time over one year or part-time over two years

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

For those wishing to continue their study in the area of Arts the options at SIT are:

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

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