New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design
Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates


    20 July 2020
    22 February 2021
  • Length

    19 weeks including 2 weeks of study break

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    $3,042 plus $120 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2627 - New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

Develop the skills and knowledge to equip you for work in the creative industries and cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand in a range of roles and for further study in Arts and Design.

The New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) Programme aims to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to produce, analyse and present work in arts and/or design, and to select and apply a range of arts and/or design processes under broad guidance.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed primarily for school leavers and for adults who wish to develop introductory skills and experience in arts and/or design.

What will I learn?

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental practical, conceptual and research skills in the production of arts, craft and/or design work. 
  • Select and apply creative processes, methods and technologies to solve problems in response to a brief. 
  • Manage projects/briefs under broad guidance, apply standard work practices, and describe potential education and employment pathways in arts, craft and/or design.
  • Select and present work in context, communicate ideas, and analyse work within conventions and contexts in arts, craft and/or design.
Photo of interior of Studio Space at NMIT
Light filled studio spaces used by arts, media and design students

How will I learn?

Courses have a carefully considered mix of online, technology supported and classroom learning activities and assessment tasks with compulsory components.

Online or other technology supported activities extend or link class work and support significant independent student work on individual and/or group tasks.

Courses also make use of significant non-web learning technologies to enrich learning and support independent student activity.

Students are expected to spend time in self- directed learning activities to complete course requirements and achieve the learning outcomes for each course. Self-directed activities may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Completion of course work, set assignments/projects
  • Drawing and ideation
  • Project planning
  • Reading 
  • Study group work
  • Preparation for classes
  • Research (e.g. exploration, location and selection of relevant information, review/ evaluation/analysis of information, recording information)
  • Discussions with colleagues/subject matter experts 
  • Practicing relevant practical and technical skills/methods/techniques 
  • Self-evaluation of course work
  • Gathering relevant contextual information/issues/ideas to build knowledge of the subject
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