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New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

20 weeks

Next start date

Expected Oct 2022

Campus

The Learning Connexion

Summary

This qualification is a hands-on, practical programme for those with little or no practical experience, and/or those who wish to widen their creative practice and build key skills.

The programme is a structured introduction to a wide range of art and creativity ideas and applications. You’ll gain foundation skills in creativity, including the ability to explore ideas in a range of styles and media. In essence, Level 4 is about exploring your creative practice.

Programme Requirements

Level 4 is about exploring your creative practice (self)

The Certificate in Creativity says YES to who you are. Creativity grows from your trials and experiments, driven by your particular interests and personal strengths. We provide encouragement, teaching and learning support to help you to develop your creativity, in a way that fits the real world.

Level 4 is a hands-on, practical programme for those with little or no practical experience, and/or those who wish to widen their creative practice and build key skills. The programme is a structured introduction to a wide range of art and creativity ideas and applications.

Requirements

Make work based on the following actions in the discipline(s) of your choice:

Investigate. Creativity Project 1:

Explore ideas, materials and techniques which you are interested in working with. Completing CTFAC (Creativity: Thinking for a change) is part of the requirement for this project.

This project should take 8-9 weeks (Full Time - FT)/16 - 18 weeks (Part time - PT)

Present. Creativity Project 2:

Show and talk about your work to your tutor/mentor/whanau, friends. Respond to feedback with more work.

This project should take about 4 weeks (FT)/8 weeks (PT)

Examine. Creativity Project 3:

Choose a work/idea. Ask for feedback, review what you have done and try other ways of making.

This project should take 1 - 2 weeks (FT)/2 - 4 weeks (PT)

Explore. Creativity Project 4:

Explore how your interests, skills and work connect to other cultures, activities and disciplines.

This project should take about 3 weeks (FT)/6 weeks (PT)

Start Dates: Onsite students may start either at the beginning of Term 1 in February, or at the beginning of term 2, 3 or 4, Distance Delivery or Blended learning students may start on the 1st, 4th or 7th Monday during term time and at other times upon request.

Entry criteria

Commitment and the ability to maintain studies are key prerequisites for all of our qualifications, Students enrolling into the Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) programme do not need to have any art experience or prior qualifications.

Although no previous art experience or prior qualifications are required, the qualification does provide a pathway from the:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Arts & Design (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media & Design (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Nga Toi (Level 3)

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