Certificate in Design and Visual Arts
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4, 120 1.0
Full-time for 28 weeks or part-time options available
Starts February or July
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 25 February - 28 June; Semester 2: 22 July - 22 November
NZ$5063 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
If you have natural creative talent, this introductory design programme provides an ideal opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Investigate a broad range of design and visual art practices, and learn how to reflect critically on your own work.
Do you have untapped creative potential? The Certificate in Design and Visual Arts is a great opportunity to explore your creative skills and develop your talent. It can serve as a stand-alone qualification or as the perfect foundation for further study. At the end of the programme, you'll have increased confidence in your own creativity, have a better idea of where your creative talents lie and will have found the focus for the future direction of your work.
- Practical design projects: combine core studies in art and design, drawing, processes, procedures, materials and technology with studio assignments that develop hands-on skills in different creative disciplines.
- Wide range of design subjects: try your hand at graphic design and animation, interior design, jewellery and contemporary craft, photography and painting, and product design.
- Lecturers who are professional artists and designers.
- Interactive lectures, seminars and presentations from guest speakers ensure that your learning is up-to-date and relevant, while an introduction to academic study methods prepares you for progression to higher-level design programmes.
- Suitable for both school leavers and adult learners.
- Flexible study options: study full-time or part-time.
You may be invited to present a portfolio of work.
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Last edited: 19 March 2013