CertificateFull time - 1 year, part time - up to 3 years
Annual Fees(indicative 2016)
Domestic$6,250 - $6,900
Course related costsAdvised before enrolment
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|20 January for February start|
|Christchurch - Madras Street|
Gain an understanding of the creative process through practical art and design skills before embarking on further studies at a more specialised level.
During this introductory year you will develop an understanding of the creative design process through practical art and design skills. At the same time we will help you establish good study skills for this and further programmes.
Practical skills are taught in 2D and 3D drawing, digital design, painting, photography, graphics, workshop skills, woodworking, casting techniques, use of recycled material and folio presentation.
You are also introduced to techniques for successful academic study with the opportunity to develop these skills within the foundation history course. This module looks at the theory of design giving you an understanding of how art and design is produced, distributed and consumed with real examples from the local art and design scene.
Please contact us for portfolio requirements. You will also need to meet with the programme leader to discuss your portfolio.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
- 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1.
- Portfolio You are required to provide a portfolio with your application.
If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.
- Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS
Final selection will be based on the evidence supplied in your portfolio.
To apply for this programme please:
- complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form
- provide a portfolio
If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
This programme has been designed to prepare you for further tertiary study in either art or design. Although, this programme is ideal preparation for our Bachelor of Design, however successful completion of the Certificate in Design does not give automatic entry to the degree, you must apply and submit your portfolio.
Our Bachelor of Design programme is a natural progression for certificate graduates. You may also be interested in our Diploma in Photographic Imaging.
Recommended school subjects
- English literacy
- Admission & Enrolment Form PDF File: 192.8 KB
- International Application Form PDF File: 132.1 KB
- Certificate in Design (Foundation) Portfolio Requirements PDF File: 19.9 KB
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