New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3)
Turn your passion for art and sculpture into a career. Discover Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Hard Stone and Jade Carving programmes.
What You Study
The New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) programme provides learning experiences that enable students to develop the core knowledge, skills and personal attributes needed to gain employment in entry level positions in the New Zealand artistic carving industry.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Understand the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for hard stone and jade carving in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Develop an understanding of the geology and properties of different stones and how they react to processing
- Demonstrate an understanding of design principles, creative processes and techniques. Then applying this understanding to carving hard stone and jade to a set brief.
- Collaborate with other students, select and present pieces created in the context of course learnings
Further study options
Hard Stone and Jade Carving - New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)
The overall aim of the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) programme is to provide learning experiences that enable students to develop the core knowledge, skills and personal attributes sought by employers and required for basic entry level positions.
The programme balances classroom-based theory with a range of practical learning contexts to assist students to achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Levels 3).
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- NCEA Level 2 credits in English and Mathematics.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 or above.
- Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
Advice to applicants:
- Candidates must possess the physical capacity to engage in the practical carving components of the programme.
- Diagnostic literacy testing may be conducted to identify applicants requiring support. Students identified as requiring support /assistance in coping with tertiary level study will be supported by the polytechnic Student Support Services.
When you apply to study with Tai Poutini Polytechnic in 2024, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start from 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.
You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.