The Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) degree develops the wide range of skills you'll need in a creative workplace. You'll get exposure for the work you complete, and see it come to life on a runway or gallery!
More than an art course, this degree offer majors in graphic design, visual art and fashion design. And because it's based on real-world outcomes, you'll graduate with skills that match what industry needs. It's one of the Bay of Plenty's most well-regarded creative degrees.
You’ll learn from some of New Zealand’s most talented artists, fashion designers and industry experts. Our 'learn by doing' approach means you'll enjoy modern facilities that support creativity and collaboration.
Watch Tutor, Ben Wilcock talk about our industry connections for the Bachelor or Creative Industries:
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art), or
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Graphic Design), or
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Fashion Design)
|Next intake||Feb 2023 View more details|
3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$6,918 per year for domestic students View full fees information|
|Eligibility||View entry criteria|
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Employment in the creative industries as individual practitioners, sole traders, contractors or employees within the following industries:
- Visual Arts - multimedia, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, exhibition, performance, design, arts administration, art dealing/hiring, arts consultancy, marketing, tourism, arts events, festivals.
- Graphic Design - advertising, web design, illustration, digital applications, animation, gaming, publication, photography, branding, marketing and identity, product packaging, industrial design.
- Fashion and Textiles - design, technician, sample machinist, pattern engineer, production, buyer, retailing, costume, quality control, wardrobe, textile design.
Topics you'll cover
- Visual Art (VA)
Explore a range of 2D technologies in painting, drawing, printmaking and process image. Experiment with 3D construction techniques and technologies utilising a range of media. Move onto digital technologies and installation practice to test unique exhibition presentation methods.
- Graphic Design (GD)
Gain a solid foundation in design. Work collaboratively in teams to create client briefs and develop unique solutions to a range of real world problems including branding, illustration, packaging or photography. Advance your software skills and then extend them in the second and third year to encompass new fields such as digital illustration, moving image, animation and studio practice.
- Fashion Design (FD)
Create, design, innovate. See your ideas come to fruition on the runway, in wardrobe and costume. Learn techniques associated with your designs.
|Indicative Fees *||$6,918 per year for domestic students|
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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 youâre studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
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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
To gain entry into this course, you must meet the following criteria:
- a portfolio containing 10 pieces of work
- university Entrance or successful completion of the Certificate in Art and Design (Level 4)
You are expected to have the literacy skills required to meet the academic needs of the degree. Evidence of this may be required.
You are required to submit a portfolio when you apply for the course. The portfolio will show 10 recent art and/or design works together with a statement discussing your ideas and intentions.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
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.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||20 Feb 2023|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||20 Feb 2023|
- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)