New Zealand Certificate in Creativity.xml New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

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New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

CertificateFull-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 3 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2869

Domestic

$3,060 - $3,360

Starts

February, July

International

$11,290

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

Content

Gain foundation skills for employment or further studies in creative environments.

This programme provides an introduction to creative thinking.

It will prepare you for further tertiary study and give you transferable skills necessary across many industries. You'll be given opportunities to develop strategies in idea generation, problem solving, and visual and oral communication. You'll also be introduced to a variety of digital, visual, interactive and hand-rendered media as tools to communicate creative ideas and solutions to problems.

Career opportunities

This programme is intended as a pathway to higher level study.

Study pathways

This qualification provides a pathway to higher level diploma or degree-level study in creative subjects.

Recommended school subjects

  • Design
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Graphics
  • English

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 10 NCEA Level 1 Literacy credits.

    If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
  • You are required to submit a portfolio or other evidence to demonstrate their creative work, and may be required to attend an interview.

English requirements
  • What if English is not my first language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

    Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

If the programme is oversubscribed applicants will be ranked based on their portfolio and interview

Next steps

Please complete:

  • An application and enrolment form

Application documents

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.