In the one-year level 6 art and design diploma you get to hone your talents in a specialist creative area.
This highly practical course builds on your creative design skills and knowledge as you begin to narrow your focus as a creative. You work with discipline-specific lecturers who help guide your learning.
You also find out more about what’s involved in setting up a creative business. You start testing your products in the marketplace through community projects, work experience or participating in pop-up shops.
You also extend your knowledge of technology by using 3D printers, laser cutters, screen printing tools, CAD software and photography labs.
Following this one-year course, you could apply for intermediate-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 6)
|Next intake||Feb 2020 View more details|
1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
|Indicative Fees||$6,728 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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- Intermediate‐level positions in arts, craft and design industries (e.g. production and/or design roles)
- Arts administration
- Sales and advertising
Topics you'll cover
- Business Skills for Creative Entrepreneurs: Pūmanawa Pakihi mō ngā Rakahinonga Auaha
- History, Culture, Context: Kōrero Tuku Iho, Ahurea, Horopaki
- The Furnace: Te Ahi
- Creative Technologies II: Hangarau Auaha II
- Sustainable Design: Hoahoa Toitū
- The Creative Project: Te Kaupapa Auaha.
At the end of the course you must present work you have created during the year in an exhibition.
|Indicative Fees *||$6,728 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
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 are 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
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand 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
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||17 Feb 2020|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||13 Jul 2020|
- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available