40 weeks including six weeks of study break
A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
Gain a great foundation in a wide range of art and design disciplines
This one year programme can be taken as a stand alone qualification to give you broad, fundamental skills in arts and design. It is also the first year of the Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6), and the Bachelor of Arts and Media - so can pathway easily into further study.
Through this programme you will gain the skills and knowledge for entry-level positions in production and/or design roles within arts and design industries such as designers, technicians, machinists, or salespeople.
All courses in this programme are compulsory, so you are sure to gain a good broad understanding of arts and design. You will also get a taste of each of the areas you can specialise in if you go on to further study at NMIT. You will complete a Lab and a Project course for each of the following disciplines:
Watch this video to find out about Penny’s experience of the NMIT Arts and Media programme.
|Minimum requirements Learn more|
University Entrance: NCEA L3 (60 credits at L3, 20 credits at L2 or higher) which must include: 14 credits at L3 in each of three subjects including at least one from the following subject list: Painting; Design; Photography; Sculpture; Printmaking; Graphics; Design; Textiles; Media Studies; Drama; Materials Technology; Digital Technology; English; History; Social Sciences or Art History as well as Literacy - 10 credits at L2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy - 10 credits at L1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR a qualification on the NZQF at L4 or above in a related discipline OR a qualification or examination recognised as equivalent to achievement of NCEA L3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination). Alternative Requirements: Applicants (including those over 20 years of age) unable to evidence that they meet Academic Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate). English Language Requirements: Result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band). Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment. Applicants who have achieved NCEA L3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. Other Requirements: Portfolio of work showing ability in arts and design. To complete practical aspects of the programme: Access to a suitable workspace and Access to materials suitable for meeting assessment requirements
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|Student fees Learn more||$5,978||$5,978|
|Government tuition subsidy Learn more||$9,803||$9,803|
|TOTAL Learn more||$15,781||$15,781|
|Compulsory Student Services Fee|
|Student loan information Learn more||StudyLink|
|Successful course completions||89%|
|3 years after completion|
|Median earnings Learn more||$32,819|
|Earnings range Learn more||$21,996 - $40,622|
|In employment Learn more||57%|
|In further study Learn more||32%|
|On a benefit Learn more||4%|
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