Full time or part time
3 years full time; each year of full time study is 42 weeks, made up of 36 tuition weeks and 6 weeks of study breaks.
Dependent on course selection: 2021: $6,090 plus $240 Student Services Levy per year
A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
NE4711 - Bachelor of Arts and Media
Study art and design in the creative hub of Nelson.
|If you achieved University Entrance (UE) in 2020, the entry requirements for this programme may differ from those displayed on this page and in printed material due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. To find out about entry requirements for those who achieve UE in 2020 see the NZQA website(external link).
Based in a region blessed with stunning natural landscapes and an abundance of sunshine hours, you'll be able to draw on the same creative influences that have attracted more than 350 practicing artists and designers to the region.
Our Bachelor of Arts and Media programme will provide you with the fundamental skills to move into personal practice or a variety of careers within the arts, design and media industries, or to pursue further study.
You'll develop the ability to generate innovative ideas and design solutions grounded in academic and technical excellence, effective use of visual language and extensive specialist knowledge in 2-D and 3-D design including painting, graphic design, animation, photography, digital video, illustration and jewellery.
The studio courses offered in the degree are flexible enough to enable you to follow your own interests and directions. You have the option to select your own pathway so you can specialise in the subject that most suits your career aspirations.
The Bachelor of Arts and Media can be completed in three years of full time study, or part time equivalent. In your first year, you will be exposed to all areas of arts and design through compulsory courses in Lens-based Media, Graphic Design, Object Design and Image Making along with Communication and Critical studies relevant to the creative industries. In your second year, you will dig deeper with courses critical design thinking and professional practice, and advanced your skills in the creative areas of your choice.
In your third and final year, you will complete this Bachelor programme with a major project, tying together research, independent study and a presenting your final studio project work at the end of year BAM exhibition.
Through all of the courses in the Bachelor of Arts and Media programme, you will be working towards being able to
Most courses include topics that allow for industry engagement, group work, peer feedback and practising your presentation skills.
In years two and three you will be able to specialise in the area of arts and design that most interests you; Lens-based media, object design, graphic design or our image studios, and even further develop your unique skills with your final year project.
You'll study in an innovative creative space that's been designed to promote collaboration and inspiration.
The building itself is a world-first for its timber earthquake resistance design and unique laminated timber veneer. It is environmentally sensitive and designed locally, from locally sourced resources.
Find out more about the facilities in the Creative Industries (G-Block) building.
Check out the wide range of work created by our Bachelor of Arts and Media graduates in 2020.
Watch this video to find out about Penny’s experience of the NMIT Arts and Media programme.