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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

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Bachelor of Design (Communication)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes and in a rapidly expanding global media environment a design qualification will open the doors [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Dunedin in New Zealand. Want to learn how to present concepts and information creatively and effectively? Keen to gain the skills to craft ideas and tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media? Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes and in a rapidly expanding global media environment a design qualification will open the doors to an endless array of opportunities. Work in a broad range of creative areas and for a variety of companies, use your vision to challenge the status quo and communicate original and exciting ideas to others. With your passion for design, you could consider a career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Character Designer, Art Director, Design Project Manager, Design Researcher, Film-Maker, Web Designer or Animator, to name but a few. Study at one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive design schools and learn about key areas of Communication Design including storytelling, graphic design, photography, branding and advertising, moving image, illustration, web design, interactive media and interaction design. Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the design process, both individually and in groups, while gaining valuable practical experience with a variety of hands-on and community-based projects. Gain over 100 weeks in a design studio environment and benefit from the individual guidance and support offered by highly skilled tutors in our boutique Design School environment. International fee: $21,270 (first year) Skills required Creativity and vision. The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality. Practical ability and good communication skills. An interest in people and the world around you. An enjoyment of working with others. Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a file size limit of 15MB for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. You must also include a short letter, explaining your motivations and why you think you would be a good candidate for this degree. Selection procedure Selected applicants may be asked to attend an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year 1 at the discretion of the Head of School. Those who successfully complete and pass year 1 will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity and ability to take a concept through to a model stage and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Advance your design skills with our graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Design or Art, or expand your career prospects with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous opportunities to develop and showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in professional presentations, talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the OP calendar. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. workSpace workSpace is a professional Communication Design studio based at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin. This studio connects emerging designers with commercial or not-for-profit clients. workSpace matches clients' requirements to your design skills and enable you to gain valuable work experience in a learning environment. At the end of your degree you may apply for a job at the studio as a Design Associate, offering you up to a year of paid work experience, applying your skills to client work, in a busy studio environment. FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. Your workload There is an emphasis throughout the three year programme on the development of independent learning skills. This is reflected in the decrease of directed hours over the three years with an expectation that by the end of year three, you will be an independent learner. Hours are allocated as follows, based on a 32 week academic year: YEAR Directed (Class Contact Hours) Approximate Hours Per Week Self-Directed Hours (Non- Class Contact) Approximate Hours Per Week YEAR 1 570 18 630 20 YEAR 2 530 16.5 670 21 YEAR 3 385 12 815 25.5 Disclaimer While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Product)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Embark on this hands-on qualification, offered by one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive design schools, and prepare for a career in an exciting and diverse [+]

Want to play your part in designing our future? Interested in a human-centred and sustainable approach to the design of products, services and systems for commercial, industrial and community use? Embark on this hands-on qualification, offered by one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive design schools, and prepare for a career in an exciting and diverse industry. As the world population increases, so does the demand for creative and practical designers and your ability to find solutions to material problems will be sought after. Employment opportunities will arise in a broad range of areas and you could choose to pursue a career as an in-house designer for an industry, a design consultant, Technology Teacher, CAD Specialist or you could start your own entrepreneurial design business. With hard work and motivation, you could even step up into specialist or management roles. Acquire the technical, practical and conceptual skills required to fulfil the cultural, ecological and economic implications of your role as a product designer. Explore human-centred approaches, sustainability frameworks, manufacturing processes and aesthetic considerations to enhance your concepts and ideas. Enjoy a balanced curriculum of theoretical content and studio-based practical projects and design a wide range of products and services such as furniture, jewellery and sports gear. Benefit from our modern workshop facilities, up-to-date CAD suites and the chance to showcase your talent. International: NZD 21,270 (first year) FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. Skills required Creativity and vision A passion for design The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality Practical ability The ability to communicate your ideas to others An interest in people and the world around you. Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a 15MB file size limit for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Selection procedure Selected applicants may be invited to an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to Year One at the discretion of the Head of Department. Those who successfully complete and pass Year one will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, and evidence of creativity and ability to take a concept through to a model stage and who demonstrate ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Continue your learning with our graduate or postgraduate programmes in Design or Art, or increase your career options with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. You will be required to attend Otago Polytechnic training sessions in first aid and computer health and safety and will have significant exposure to working conditions in relevant design software. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous chances to showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the Otago Polytechnic calendar. Choose to study product design and gain practical experience in our workshop facilities and modern CAD suites. The Design School also houses year group studios, a gallery space and we have access to the innovation workSpace. innovation workSpace is a commercial product design and development centre and academic research facility meeting international standards. It is able to facilitate the production of prototypes at all levels of the product design and development process and is set up with a wide range of the latest equipment including a CNC 3 axis router, CNC milling and turning, 3D rapid manufacturing, water jet cutter, laser cutting and engraving, and full 3D scanning and reverse engineering. It is a business enabler, matching academic rigour with enterprise, business, production and management, and is a showcase for applied design, creativity and innovative endeavour. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. Your workload There is an emphasis throughout the three year programme on the development of independent learning skills. This is reflected in the decrease of directed hours over the three years with an expectation that, by the end of year three, you will be an independent learner. Hours are allocated as follows, based on a 32 week academic year: YEAR Directed (Class Contact Hours) Approximate Hours Per Week Self-Directed Hours (Non- Class Contact) Approximate Hours Per Week YEAR 1 573 18 627 19.5 YEAR 2 474 15 726 22.5 YEAR 3 435 13.5 765 24 [-]

Bachelor of Design (Interiors)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

This leading, professional degree programme offers a highly practical, real-life approach to interior design and will prepare you for employment within the [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Dunedin in New Zealand. Interested in creating beautiful and practical spaces for people to live, work and play amongst? Want to help shape our future and need a qualification to kick start your design career? This leading, professional degree programme offers a highly practical, real-life approach to interior design and will prepare you for employment within the industry. As the global population grows, so does the demand for innovative designers to create clever and sustainable spatial solutions. Your ability to think outside the box will be sought after and you could find work in a broad range of creative areas. Career options could include an Interior Designer, Lighting Designer, Furniture Designer, CAD Specialist, Exhibition Designer, Stage Designer or Design Writer/Editor. With hard work and commitment, you could set your sights on design company directorial roles. Gain a sound knowledge, understanding and practical experience of the design process, developing specialist skills in key aspects of interior design and redesign. Choose to study at one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive design schools and enjoy an industry-focused approach to the unique history, context and philosophy of this field of design. Benefit from our excellent workshop facilities, the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a professional practice and the chance to showcase your creative talent. International fee: NZD 21,270 (first year) Skills required Creativity and vision. A passion for design. The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality. Practical ability. The ability to communicate your ideas to others. An interest in people and the world around you. Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a 15MB file size limit for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. Selection procedure Selected applicants may be asked to undertake an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year one at the discretion of the Head of Department. Those who successfully complete and pass year one will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity, ability to take a concept through to model or prototype, and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Advance your design skills with our graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Design or Art, or expand your career prospects with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. You will be required to attend Otago Polytechnic training sessions in first aid and computer health and safety and will have significant exposure to working conditions in relevant design software. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous chances to showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the Otago Polytechnic calendar. Benefit from our excellent workshop facilities, discipline-related studio areas, up-to-date CAD suites and the newly established innovation workSpace. The innovation workSpace is a commercial product design and development centre and academic research facility meeting international standards. It is able to facilitate the production of prototypes at all levels of the product design and development process and is set up with a wide range of the latest equipment including a CNC 3 axis router, CNC milling and turning, 3D rapid manufacturing, water jet cutter, laser cutting and engraving, and full 3D scanning and reverse engineering. It is a business enabler, matching academic rigour with enterprise, business, production and management, and is a showcase for applied design, creativity and innovative endeavour. newSplash newSplash is a professional Communication Design studio based at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin. This studio connects emerging designers with commercial or not-for-profit clients. newSplash matches clients' requirements to your design skills and enable you to gain valuable work experience in a learning environment. At the end of your degree you may apply for a job at the studio as a Design Associate, offering you up to a year of paid work experience, applying your skills to client work, in a busy studio environment. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. Your workload There is an emphasis throughout the three year programme on the development of independent learning skills. This is reflected in the decrease of directed hours over the three years with an expectation that, by the end of year three, you will be an independent learner. Hours are allocated as follows, based on a 32 week academic year: YEAR Directed (Class Contact Hours) Approximate Hours Per Week Self-Directed Hours (Non- Class Contact) Approximate Hours Per Week YEAR 1 570 18 630 20 YEAR 2 434 + 95 Work experience 16.5 671 21 YEAR 3 377 12 823 26 [-]

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Employers love our fashion graduates because they’re innovative, hard-working, solution-focused and well-prepared for [+]

Immerse yourself in the world of fashion at Otago Polytechnic Become a skilled, industry-ready fashion professional with this internationally-recognised qualification. Employers love our fashion graduates because they’re innovative, hard-working, solution-focused and well-prepared for the realities of the fashion world. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for internationally-acclaimed designers such as NOM*D, or to create successful labels of their own such as Maaike and Twentysevennames. This leading fashion degree is recognised for its international opportunities, industry connections and the chance to truly develop your individual style and identity as a designer. Programme content is hands-on and is designed to reflect current industry practice, extend your market knowledge and explore enterprise opportunities, whilst also developing your advanced design and technical skills. Dunedin is a city that encourages innovation and creativity, and nurtures and supports business start-ups. Playing host to international fashion experiences such as iD Dunedin Fashion Week, the city is known for its unique and distinctive style – come and be part of it! International fee: NZD 21,270 (first year) Benefits of our fashion degree A boutique learning environment – small classes mean your lecturers know you by name and can support you to develop your own ‘design identity’ Studio-based learning with access to specialised equipment and spaces Exchange and study abroad opportunities in Europe and Asia Strong international fashion connections Individual, team and interdisciplinary learning opportunities Exhibitions and international competitions to showcase your creativity and talent Client projects, industry placements and internships which help you to become a work-ready graduate Access to support and business start-up advice through the Dunedin Fashion Incubator (Dfi) Attitudes required Creativity Interest in fashion Risk taker Hard worker Sewing skills not essential. Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Additional documentation: You must also supply certified copies of proof of identity, proof of residency (where appropriate), your academic records and a curriculum vitae. Portfolio requirements Your portfolio should be a collection of your fashion ideas showing your interest in fashion. A visual diary is a direct line to your creative thinking. Within this, please show: fashion ideas 2D and 3D ideas and possibilities photos of real 3D objects (these can be ideas for fashion objects, both finished pieces and works in progress) images of your ideas for anything relating to the body - clothes, accessories, textiles, events, photography, ideas for communicating fashion critiques of contemporary and/or historical fashion ideas Portfolio format Your portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the to the work you are showing i.e. digital (CD or USB) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 x A4 or A3 sheets. A clear binder is a good way to protect your work if your portfolio is not in a digital format. Please provide photographs of garments/samples in your portfolio rather than original pieces. PLUS we want to see a cover letter telling us why you want to study for a Bachelor of Design (Fashion). This letter should communicate your interest in this discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include a Curriculum Vitae and outline your career goals in this letter. Delivery of your portfolio 1. Upload it online via the online application form (please note that there is a 15MB file size limit), OR 2. Courier or hand deliver to: Attn: Student Administrator for Design Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 If you are couriering or hand delivering, please enclose a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration. We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Selection process Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria, most importantly on the potential shown in your portfolio for you to become a future fashion professional. You will be advised of your acceptance within two weeks of Otago Polytechnic receiving your portfolio. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. In some cases, selected applicants may be asked to attend an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional entry A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year 1 at the discretion of the Head of Department. Those who successfully complete and pass year 1 will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the programme, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity and ability to take a concept through to a model stage and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. You will also be required to purchase fabrics and trims for design projects. FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. Your workload There is an emphasis throughout the three-year programme on the development of independent learning skills. This is reflected in the decrease of directed hours over the three years with an expectation that by the end of year three, you will be an independent learner. You will work really hard, but you can also count on having heaps of fun along the way! Hours are allocated as follows, based on a 32 week academic year: YEAR Directed (Class Contact Hours) Approximate Hours Per Week Self-Directed Hours (Non- Class Contact) Approximate Hours Per Week YEAR 1 504 16 696 22 YEAR 2 480 15 680 21 YEAR 3 312 10 888 28 [-]

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Dunedin

This degree will teach you how to become a creative maker, thinker and active agent in a local, national and global [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Dunedin in New Zealand. Looking for a way to translate your creativity into a career? Want to gain experience in a range of specialty subjects and discover where your artistic talent truly lies? This degree will teach you how to become a creative maker, thinker and active agent in a local, national and global context. A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in a diverse range of professions such as practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible. Gain technical, academic and personal skills which will be transferable to a wide variety of fields including education, design, management and marketing. This qualification provides a perfect bridge into further learning as you select from a range of subjects initially and then move into full specialisation, focusing your talents in your chosen field. Study at New Zealand's most established school of art and benefit from the nationally-unique range of workshop facilities and the excellent studio-based teaching. Flourish under the guidance of highly experienced lecturers who have national and international profiles and represent a diverse range of approaches and understandings. International fee: NZD 20,750 (first year) Skills required Creativity and imagination. The ability to think laterally and independently. The ability to accept criticism and be open to new ideas. Entry Requirements All applicants must submit a portfolio (15MB file size limit if you are applying online). International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements and must have achieved the equivalent of Year 13. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5. Bridging options Applications welcome from students who have passed the Certificate in Creative Studies programme. Portfolio and writing requirements Portfolio Requirement We require examples of your artwork and the ways that you develop your ideas. Your examples need to show us your working processes and your ability to use a range of materials. If you have been working in the NCEA system, please send us twelve (12) examples of your finished works and of your working processes from your folders. If you have not been working in the NCEA system, please send us six (6) examples of finished work and six (6) pages of sketches or workbook pages. Please submit your portfolio digitally (15MB file size limit if you are applying online) or in an A4 folder. Please do not submit originals as we do not return application folders. Writing Requirement Please include with your portfolio: 1. An essay or written text (at least 300 words). You may include writing produced for any of your NCEA subjects or you may write a new piece on any topic of your choice. 2. A double-spaced letter of not more than one page (300 words) explaining why you want to come to art school and what your experiences of art may have been to date. This may include all or some of the following: - Why art is important to you, the community and the wider world - Your expectations for your own future after your studies - Art galleries you may be familiar with - Artists whose work you may know - Art skills you may have already gained. Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identity, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and a curriculum vitae. Selection procedure All submissions are viewed by a panel of academic staff and applicants are accepted on merit based on an evaluation of a portfolio of art practice and evidence of academic skills. An interview may be required. Where the number of successful applicants exceeds the places available, a waiting list will be kept and applicants will be offered vacant places in waiting list order. Additional costs The cost of materials, on top of those provided, vary according to individual projects. Further study options This programme perfectly prepares you for further learning and you may go on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts, a Master of Fine Arts or a Master of Visual Arts. Programme specific risks You will complete Health and Safety checklists for specific hazards in your courses. During your study, you will use a range of technical equipment and chemical substances. If you have known allergies or reactions to materials, please indicate these in your application. Your workload A full-time programme entails five full working days (or the equivalent) for 32 weeks. Studios are open for extended hours for senior students. FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. [-]

Bachelor of Culinary Arts

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin

Advance your study in the Culinary Arts and you'll be well equipped for an exciting career as a cutting edge [+]

Keen to make your mark on the culinary world? Creative, motivated and willing to try new things? Then this is the programme for you! Cookery graduates are in demand all over the globe in a diverse range of industries. Advance your study in the Culinary Arts and you'll be well equipped for an exciting career as a cutting edge chef, artisan food producer, food writer, teacher, entrepreneur or promoter. Opportunities may also arise for business management or self-employment. Embark on this world-leading qualification that takes New Zealand's food culture to new heights - the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This advanced, applied degree will provide you with knowledge, tools and techniques that will increase your employment potential within the professional Culinary Arts. Benefit from time spent in our training restaurant and flourish under the guidance of highly experienced tutors. Choose to focus on one of the five specialty areas: Restaurant/Hotel Chef, Artisan Producer, Management, Media and Technology or Tertiary Teacher. International fee: NZD 21,580 (first year) Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure you meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Portfolio requirements You must supply a portfolio as part of the application process. This portfolio should include: A CV detailing your qualifications/academic record, your interests and hobbies, the positions of responsibility you have held (both in and out of school) and details of your work experience (either paid or voluntary). A letter of application, of no more than 500 words, explaining why you have chosen to apply for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts, your expectations of the programme, your career goals in this field and the steps you have already taken to progress those career goals and improve your chances of being accepted into the programme. Please remember to include your academic records with your application (English translations required if not in English). For those attending secondary school or recent school leavers - NCEA results or equivalent. If still at secondary school, please also list what subjects you are studying this year and at what level. For other applicants - copies of relevant results and/or qualifications. Please provide certified copies of qualifications and transcripts - do not send original documents. If you have any questions regarding the submission of your portfolio, please contact the Food Design Institute. Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identity and proof of residency (where appropriate). Selection procedure Suitably qualified applicants will either be accepted into the programme or given provisional entry to year one of the programme. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Successful applicants are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Additional costs During your induction day, you have the opportunity to purchase your full uniform from Otago Polytechnic's preferred supplier. You should expect to spend approximately $1,000 on programme-specific equipment. This will be covered by the 'Course-Related Costs' section of your student loan (if eligible). Further study options This degree will provide a springboard into further advanced study in the Culinary Arts. Programme specific risks There are a number of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues associated with practical work in areas specific to a commercial hospitality environment. These include, but are not limited to, burns from hot liquids or hot objects and cuts from sharp instruments. You will have access to an orientation booklet which covers the programme specific risks in more detail. Your workload Course work for this programme will require approximately 20 hours of directed study in the form of classroom sessions and workshops per week. It is expected that you will spend approximately 20 hours of your own time in self-directed study in order to successfully complete the programme. Apply by 31 October FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. [-]