Get ready to turn your creative talents into a career with this one-year art and design diploma course.
This highly practical course builds on your creative design skills and knowledge. You experiment with a range of media and techniques, and explore different design areas, such as interior, graphic or product design, fashion, digital media photography or screen-printing.
You spend time exploring what makes up ‘you’ so you can express and develop your artistic vision and figure out where you’re heading in the future. On the business side, you learn about how the creative industry works, how to present your work and how to promote yourself.
Following this one-year course, you could apply for entry-level roles in the creative sector or continue on to further study.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
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Production and/or design roles within arts and design industries such as:
Topics you'll cover
- Creative Context: Horopaki Auaha
- Creative Technologies I: Hangarau Auaha
- Art and Design in Aotearoa: Mahi Toi, Hoahoa i Aotearoa
- The Hub: Wānanga
- World of Pattern: Ngā Tauira o te Ao
- Self-representation: Te Whakakitenga nō Nanahi, ki Tua
- Materials, Form, Structure: Ngā Rawa, Āhua, Hanganga
- The Foundry: Te Orokohanga
At the end of the course you must present one piece of work you have created during the year in an in-house exhibition.
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Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You must be:
- 17 years of age or over, AND
- a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have the requisite visa for study purposes, AND
- able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to all the requirements of the course.
You're required to submit a portfolio of 10 pieces of work when you apply for the course. This portfolio should show your creative ideas, originality, curiosity and imagination, and how you use this within creative work.
You must have:
- completed NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori and maths, OR
- hold a Level 3 qualification in a related field, OR
- demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available