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 subject 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 the achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination)
* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications- (external link)standards/awards/university-entrance/(external link).
Applicants (including those over 20 years of age) who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, maybe 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.
All applicants to provide evidence of creative work. (see 'Creative Work')
Applicants wishing to complete their study online must have the following to be able to complete the practical aspects of the program:
- Access to a suitable workspace
- Access to materials suitable for meeting assessment requirements
Please contact us(external link) about online study options as not all courses in this programme are available online.
Please see the Supporting documents section for more information and form templates.