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New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

11 February to 8 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

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

Compulsory                             

BVA203 Research-Led Industry Practice 2 (Level 6) 30 Credits

Students will build on skills and knowledge associated with practice-based research. Students will further develop their understanding of relevant methodologies and experience implementing, documenting and presenting a practice based investigation. Students will be encouraged to incorporate critical and reflective approaches and methods within their specific practices.

Students will undertake research in their relative professional fields demonstrating an understanding of their industries and developing the networking skills required to progress an internship proposal. Students will also build on organisational, team work and administrative skills by planning, delivering and evaluating a significant exhibition/event.

BVA212 Art History 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

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. The paper will develop knowledge and understanding by identifying and explaining contexts and cultural practices from which art practice in New Zealand has developed. Students will further develop their understanding of the history of art by identifying and beginning to articulate the ways in which these practitioners influence their own relative practices. Students will be engaged in practice-based explorations to extend their comprehension of relationships between history and practice. 

BVA213 Theoretical Discourse 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

Students will investigate and analyse key theorists and critics relevant to their research questioning. Students will gain an understanding of the role of art criticism and the politics of art making and viewing. Students will interpret key texts to communicate an understanding of what it means to be a contemporary practitioner.

Students will further develop their understanding of art theoretical debates by identifying and beginning to articulate the ways in which these concepts have influenced their own relative practices. Students will be engaged in practice-based explorations to extend their comprehension of relationships between theory and practice. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to: Socially Engaged Practice, Institutional Critique, Relational Aesthetics, Collaboration, Site-Specificity.

BVA215 Studio Drawing 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

Students will build on the foundation of the first year drawing paper to reinforce and expand their observational, analytical and creative skills and knowledge. Students will utilise practical drawing tools in thematic and conceptual projects to explore the use of drawing as an art form. Students will analyse and identify the visual language used in a range of historic and contemporary drawing practices to begin to develop their own ‘voice’ within drawing practice. 

 

Electives (Choose Three)

BVA232 Studio Photography 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

BVA242 Studio Digital 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

BVA250 Studio Paint 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

BVA251 Studio Sculpture 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

BVA252 Studio Animation 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

BVA253 Studio Film 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits

BVA254 Studio Print 2 (Level 6) 15 Credits 

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $1837 (GST inclusive).

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply specialised skills and theoretical knowledge in the production of work in a selected area of arts, craft and/or design
  • Use investigative tools with creative processes, methods and technologies to synthesise ideas and solve problems in a selected area of arts, craft and/or design
  • Critically analyse research findings to support the development of ideas and to position own work within conventions and contexts in arts, craft, and/or design
  • Demonstrate leadership and professional practice to manage projects/briefs and prepare for selected career pathways in arts, craft and/or design
  • Critically evaluate work, communicate to a range of audiences, and present own resolved work in a real-world context

Successful completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5), 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 in each of four approved subjects.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. 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 (x5), examples of x5 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 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 Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.  OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL – a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 50)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • LanguageCert – C1 Expert 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 Diploma in Arts and 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 Arts and Design (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6) 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 studying 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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