New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

Explore your art and turn your Hard Stone and Jade Carving ability into a career in the real world with Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5).

About the programme

Graduates will master the ability to apply technical skills to their chosen design and art endeavours; they will be prepared for self-employment by creating unique designs suitable for production, employment in industry and/or higher level study and personal exploration. Graduates will produce unique creative works of art for exhibition or commission, completing various design and carving projects based given or agreed briefs. The NZ Diploma aims to help you develop the creative design process and enhance your artistic interpretation of hard stone and jade carving.

Core elements

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Apply broad knowledge, and practical conceptual skills in the production of arts, crafts and/or design work
  • Use investigative tools with creative processes, methods and technologies to develop responses to a brief and solve problems
  • Use research to support the development of ideas and to inform own work within conventions and contexts in arts, craft and or/design
  • Critique own work and the work of others communicate in a range of situations, and present own resolved work in simulated contexts
  • Apply professional practices to manage projects/briefs within defined guidelines, and select potential education and employment pathways in arts, craft and/or design.

Further study options

Graduates of this programme could move directly into industry. Previous graduates from the Diploma in Jade and Hardstone Carving (Level 5) have gone onto;

  • Self-employment
  • Employed in a carving studio
  • Complete commissioned works
  • Employed in retail outlets

The qualification provides a pathway from:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)

Graduates of this qualification may wish to undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in areas including the following:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6)

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.