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Certificate in Visual Arts

This course is available


Level of Study



1 semester

Next start date

Expected Nov 2023


Wellington Campus


Study a Certificate in Visual Arts – CertVisualArts

The Certificate in Visual Arts is made up of four courses from the first year of our Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Screen Arts with Honours (previously known as Bachelor of Creative Media Production) and Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts qualifications.

You’ll study with art and design degree students in a range of studio and lecture-based courses. These exciting electives cover everything from critical and contextual studies, to social media, painting, and digital fabrication.

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Visit the College of Creative Arts website

Further study

Studying courses in the Certificate in Visual Arts can be a good way to develop your portfolio for entry to the Bachelor of Design with Honours or the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours.

A CertVisualArts is a good fit if you:

enjoy making and creating

are undecided if you want to pursue a degree but want a university qualification.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations. No portfolio is required.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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