Institute of Technology or PolytechnicNelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Expected Feb 2023
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Based in 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 more than 350 practicing artists and designers to the region.
Our Bachelor of Arts and Media programme will provide you with the fundamental skills to move into personal practice or a variety of careers within the arts, design and media industries, or to pursue further study.
You'll develop the ability to generate innovative ideas and design solutions grounded in academic and technical excellence, effective use of visual language and extensive specialist knowledge in 2-D and 3-D design including painting, graphic design, animation, photography, digital video, illustration and jewellery.
The studio courses offered in the degree are flexible enough to enable you to follow your own interests and directions. You have the option to select your own pathway so you can specialise in the subject that most suits your career aspirations.
The Bachelor of Arts and Media can be completed in three years of full time study. In your first year, you will be exposed to all areas of arts and design through compulsory courses in Lens-based Media, Graphic Design, Object Design and Image Making along with Communication and Critical studies relevant to the creative industries. In your second year, you will dig deeper with courses critical design thinking and professional practice, and advanced your skills in the creative areas of your choice.
In your third and final year, you will complete this Bachelor programme with a major project, tying together research, independent study and a presenting your final studio project work at the end of year BAM exhibition.
What will I learn?
Through all of the courses in the Bachelor of Arts and Media programme, you will be working towards being able to
Most courses include topics that allow for industry engagement, group work, peer feedback and practising your presentation skills.
In years two and three you will be able to specialise in the area of arts and design that most interests you; Lens-based media, object design, graphic design or our image studios, and even further develop your unique skills with your final year project.
Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification.
A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline
A qualification or examination recognised as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination)
English language requirements:
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at the level at which they enter the programme. Those students whose first language is not English will have:
an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each component), issued within the last two years
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the full entry requirements may be granted admission to the Programme on the approval of the Head of Department or delegate if he/she is confident of the applicant’s ability to successfully undertake the degree with a reasonable likelihood of success.
Portfolios should be an arts and/or design portfolio or equivalent personal portfolio