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From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.
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.
2022: $6,136 (dependent on course selection) plus $240 Student Services Levy per year
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
View course details for individual fees.
Study art and design in an innovative environment and fuel your creativity.
|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 Te Tauihu, 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 a legacy of practicing artists and designers to the region for many years.
The Bachelor of Arts and Media programme provides the fundamental skills to enable graduates to move into personal practice or embark on a career in arts and design.
Grounded in academic and technical excellence, you will learn the effective use of visual language by developing an extensive knowledge in painting, graphic design, animation, photography, digital video and illustration.
In your first year, you will develop the fundamental skills through a range of compulsory courses that include lens-based media, graphic design, object design, image making and communication and critical studies.
In your second year, you will advance your critical design thinking and professional practice while specializing in several creative areas of your choice. Courses include lens-based media, object design, graphic design and image studio.
In your third and final year of the Bachelor programme, you will complete a major project by tying together your research and independent study to present a final studio project at the end of year Bachelor of Arts and Media (BAM) exhibition.
The Bachelor of Arts and Media can be completed in three years of full time study. Each year of full time study is 40 weeks made up of 34 tuition weeks and 6 weeks of study breaks or part time equivalent.
Kim shares what her animation course is like as part of her Bachelor of Arts and Media.
Harry shares why he chose NMIT and what he went on to do after he graduated.