New Zealand Certificate in Arts & Design  (Level 4)

This one-year qualification offers a strong foundation in the essentials of the art & craft disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Jewellery. While learning through making; Students discover their strengths and prepare for further study in their preferred studio disciplines.

About the course

What you will learn

The Art and Design Level 4 programme is made up of 4 areas of study:

  • Ceramics - As part of the programme, the students will learn about the properties of clay and investigate the sculptural potential of every-day objects.
    -They will test hand-building with coil and slab techniques.
    -They will test basic bisque and glaze technologies.
    -Students will receive an opportunity to experiment and test a range of ceramics mediums and processes.
    -They will explore a personal concept through a variety of ceramics media processes and techniques. 
    -At the end of the module, students will gain confidence in the development of the personal visual language and refine and extend practical skills for a wide range of ceramic processes.

    This module is taught by Stuart Shepherd.
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  • Art History - This module will focus on the early modernist artist
    - Students will work with a systematic structure for analysing, researching and recording information that can be applied to art and creativity
    - Students will get an introduction to the major art movements of the 20th Century, provide insights into the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for Arts and Craft in Aotearoa, New Zealand
    - Students will investigate art and research and record points that can be applied to creativity 
    - Students will be able to describe the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for Arts and Craft in Aotearoa, New Zealand 
    - At the end of the module, students will be able to have a deeper appreciation of the history of modernism in the context of the wider society

    This module is taught by Maree Wilson.

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  • Painting - An investigation of materiality 
    - As part of this module, students will develop personal concepts and broaden their visual language through the medium of paint and painterly approaches to the material
    - The student will be able to develop an individual visual language through the medium of paint
    - The student will acquire and understand painting skills and techniques such as colour theory, composition and colour perspective
    - They will receive an opportunity to experiment with a range of painting media
    - At the end of the module, the students will gain confidence in developing concepts through the medium of paint

     

  • SculptureStepping into sculpture 
    - Contemporary sculpture responds to all kinds of physical and social situations. In the domain of sculpture, the meaning is generated from the selection and manipulation of materials and the juxtaposition of objects and their context.
    - This exercise will set students the task of generating a sculptural response to a personal situation
    - The students will be introduced to studio and workshop protocols, research as well as an introduction to tools and safety procedures
    - As part of this module, students will learn to generate a sculptural response to a personal situation


     

Entry Criteria

  • Minimum Requirements - You must be 16 years of age or older, and have NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 2 arts-related subjects (eg. Graphic Design, Pottery, Photography). OR you must provide a portfolio of work with evidence of practice. 

  • Detailed Requirements - You will have to undergo an acceptance interview.

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Programme Details 

This course is Level 4 and consists of 120 Credits.​

Programme Duration - 42 weeks

Fees - $8,050 (Domestic), $18,000 (International)

(Fees-free, student loan and allowances are available for eligible applicants)

Students should also budget for additional materials up to $500.00 

Qualifications you will gain

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

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