University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include:
- 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects including at least one from the following subjects list: Painting (Visual Art); Design (Visual Art); Photography (Visual Art); Sculpture (Visual Art); Printmaking (Visual Art); Graphics (Technology);Design (Technology); Textiles (Technology); Media Studies; Drama; Materials Technology; Digital Technology; English; History; Social Sciences or Art History
as well as
- Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing
- Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline
A qualification or examination recognised as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination)
*NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/(external link).
Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate).
English language requirements
If English is not the applicant’s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table(external link):
IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band),
Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment
Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills . 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.
A sufficient level of computer literacy is required.*
All applicants to provide evidence of creative work.**
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the full entry requirements may be granted admission to the Programme on the approval of the Head of Department or delegate if he/she is confident of the applicant’s ability to successfully undertake the degree with a reasonable likelihood of success.
*COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT
This study programme involves producing work in electronic forms. Therefore, applicants applying to enter the programme without sufficient computer literacy for study at the relevant level will be expected to make use of computer facilities and/or training to develop their computer skills to a competent standard to succeed in their studies. A sufficient standard for entry would include competence using Microsoft Word or similar programme, email and the internet.
Portfolios should be an arts and/or design portfolio or equivalent personal portfolio.
The portfolio may include a selection of the following:
- Sketchbooks or workbooks showing the development of ideas
- Arts or design works, including both process works and finished works
- Photographs or slides or recordings relevant to the programme
- Photographic or digital records of any of the above
Portfolios will be examined for evidence of the applicant’s potential to further develop the following attributes:
- Technical skills in arts and/or design
- Design processes and/or concept development
See more about Supporting document requirements(external link)