Course Overview

Ready to build on your creative skills?Stacey Bidois

In this course you will experiment with a variety of art and design mediums and techniques from practical through to digital. 

You’ll learn skills in 2-D processes including painting, garment construction and textile design, graphic design software and design principals, ta moko origins and practice to create tattoo designs.

Use the design process to unleash your creativity and kick-start your career in the arts or go onto the Bachelor of Creative Industries degree. 

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $3,292 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Junior assistant
  • Support roles in arts and/or creative industries such as:
    • designers
    • technicians
    • machinists
    • salespeople

Topics you'll cover

  • Materials and Process: Nga Rawa me te Tukanga
  • Creative Industries: Ngā Ahumahi Auaha
  • Design Development: Whakawhanake Hoahoa
  • Graphic Design Studio: Taupuni Mahi Whakatauira Whakanikoniko

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $3,292 for domestic students
Course related costs
  • Additional costs for art material and resources
  • It is recommended you have access to an electronic device (e.g., laptop, camera, phone, tablet or iPad).

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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 you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:

NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2; OR

Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.

English language requirements

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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