Bachelor Degrees in New Zealand

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Ranked by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment, New Zealand's education system ranks the seventh best in the world. Whether in a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Dance Studies, students can be sure they will learn the essential knowledge and skills at a school in New Zealand to prepare them for success in their professional careers or further education.

Bachelor degrees are conferred upon graduates after three to four years of study at any of over 33 universities, colleges, polytechnics and private institutions across the islands. The University of Aukland is the highest internationally ranked academic institution in New Zealand, hosting approximately 39,000 students. The Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Otago and the Auckland University of Technology also offer a range of Bachelor programs for students in New Zealand. Tuition costs and added fees depend on the university, program and the student applying, with national New Zealanders' fees being subsidized by the government.

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Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health and fitness into a rewarding career. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health and fitness into a rewarding career. It’s a highly enjoyable programme with plenty of hours spent at sport organisations and recreation centres, gaining industry knowledge and making valuable contacts. Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning. A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances. You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs. Key points: Award-winning motivated tutors Get all the advantages of this highly recognised AUT Degree without leaving the Bay Fantastic pool, gym and exercise studio facilities Content Details Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning. A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances. You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs. Year One Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication Nutrition, Activity and Health Managing Sport and Recreation Applied Anatomy Exercise Prescription Coaching Practice 1 Outdoor Leadership Year Two Sport and Recreation in Society Industry Experience and Research Legal Issues for Sport and Recreation Applied Sports Nutrition Exercise Science Physical Activity and Health Electives – choose two: Human Movement Studies Personal Training Coaching Practice 2 Sustainable Sports Event Management Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology Year Three Co-operative 1 Athletic Conditioning Leadership in Sport and Recreation Co-operative 2 Electives – choose two: Integrated Coaching Practice Food, Nutrition and Community Health Analysing Performance Dates/Times/Locations Classes are scheduled for approximately 20 hours per week usually between Monday and Friday. You will be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. Part-time study options may be available. Indicative Fees Domestic students Year One $6,146.00 International students Year One $29,200.00 Additional course related costs for specialist clothing. Qualifications Gained On successful completion of the programme you will receive: AUT University Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Level 7) Entry Criteria To be admitted to an AUT University undergraduate degree, a student must have university entrance. An applicant may be granted university entrance under one of the following categories: Achievement of NCEA Level 3 (42 credits at level 3 or higher and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) 14 credits in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects The remaining credits to achieve NCEA Level 3 may come from either achievement or unit standards UE numeracy – 10 credits at level 1 or higher from specified achievement standards or three specific numeracy unit standards. UE literacy – 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) from: Specific level 2 and higher achievement standards, or specific Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira level 2 standards, or Two specific level 4 English for Academic Purposes unit standards Discretionary entrance Discretionary entrance is based on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 2 (or equivalent). It is available to applicants who have attained a high level of achievement in year 12 who wish to undertake university study. To be considered for discretionary entrance, applicants must be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident, over the age of 16 years and under the age of 20. Australian applicants' most recent schooling must have been in New Zealand. Discretionary entrance is not available to international students. Applicants must have completed secondary schooling to at least New Zealand year 12 level (or its equivalent overseas). Students who have undertaken year 13 study beyond 1 June in any year are ineligible to apply in the same year but may be considered for mid-year admission in the following year. An applicant will: By the end of year 12 have completed four subjects at level 2 of the NCEA (or its equivalent), each with a minimum of 14 credits and a grade average of at least 60 and include some merit and/or excellence credits, and Have met the literacy and numeracy standards required for university entrance (or their equivalents), and Obtain a recommendation from their school principal or other suitable person, and Be required to attend, if necessary, an interview with a programme advisor for the relevant programme of study. All applicants for discretionary entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Admission at entrance level (ad eundem statum) An applicant will be considered for ad eundem statum admission if they: Have successfully completed a recognised foundation programme, or other recognised tertiary qualification / study of at least 120 points (in one course of study) at level 3 or above. Have qualifications from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution deemed by the university to be sufficient for entry into an undergraduate degree programme. Applicants will be required to supply an official academic transcript with their application. Special admission If a student does not hold a university entrance qualification, but is a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident and has attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which the programme commences, they may apply for special admission. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities This highly respected qualification opens the doors to employment in the exciting and diverse sport and recreation industry. Graduates work with amateur or professional sportspeople, community recreation and health organisations, in secondary school PE departments, or for a growing range of fitness centres. It’s an exciting industry to be in because it’s always changing. Sport is getting more professional and the Government is investing in community recreation and health organisations to combat the growing number of health and obesity issues facing the general population. Graduates can work as trainers for sports teams or athletes, fitness centre instructors, health consultants, event or facility managers, sports coaches or managers, personal trainers, school sports co-ordinators, or school PE teachers following post graduate training. Potential Employers Community Health Organisations (e.g. Heart Foundation) Sports Organisations (e.g. BOP Rugby Union) Schools Fitness Centres Sport and Recreation Centres Local Authorities Regional Trusts (e.g. Sport BOP) Schools Sports Co-ordinators Facility and Event Management [-]

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Study a range of technologies: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design, to participate and contribute to the creative industries. [+]

Programme aim Study a range of technologies: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design, to participate and contribute to the creative industries. The programme is delivered within an applied and collaborative creative technologies environment learners will scaffold and broaden their knowledge, skills and application. Award information To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Creative Technologies: Te Tohu Paetahi Tū Tāngata, students must pass a total of 360 credits as specified in the programme structure, including: 120 credits at Level 5; 135 credits at Level 6; and 105 credits at Level 7. Knowledge and skills you will gain Upon successful completion graduates within their creative technologies discipline will be able to: Apply creative thinking skills, theoretical knowledge and specialised skills to generate innovative creative works. Critically analyse information and apply research skills to develop and refine ideas, towards producing creative outputs. Demonstrate professional and ethical business practices and prepare for selected career. Sustain a studio practice employing principles of analytical and critical investigation and experimentation. Demonstrate intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour when evaluating own work and the work of others. Inventively apply traditional and emerging technologies to create solutions for real world design challenges. Work effectively both independently and collaboratively to manage project briefs from inception to completion. Effectively communicate to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies. Identify business opportunities, systems and strategies for small business concepts, products or services within the creative sector being cognisant of sustainability. Identify personal values and position relative to political, social, bicultural, economic and environmental frameworks that impact on creative work within Aotearoa New Zealand. Produce a range of practice‐based innovative outputs/works informed by contemporary and historic contexts. Apply technical skills utilising emergent technologies and professional competencies using project management skills. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Applicants must be 17 years of age or over. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the requisite visa for study purposes. Students must be able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol For international applicants: Must have evidence of academic achievement at least equivalent to University Entrance as approved by the International Education Department. Career opportunities Graphic designer, Museum and gallery work, Independent studio/public works artist, Artist’s assistant, Retail display designer, Printer, Photographer, Photographer’s assistant, Tertiary teaching of art and design, self‐employed practising artist or designer, Employment in the local or global creative industries, Employment in a variety of product and service based industries, particularly those that demand creative and divergent thinking [-]

Bachelor of Computing, Communications and Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Gain the theoretical and applied knowledge of both the hardware and software fields of computing with specialisations in the design and maintenance of computer systems, databases, programming, operating systems, computer networking, internet and web development, gaming and animation, technical support and embedded controller applications for a wide range of industries. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 3 years Programme aim The primary aim of the this programme is to provide students with a thorough theoretical and applied knowledge of both the hardware and software fields of computing with specialisations in the design and maintenance of computer systems, databases, programming, operating systems, computer networking, internet and web development, gaming and animation, technical support and embedded controller applications for a wide range of industries. This will enable them to be work ready on graduation, and to maintain their currency and develop their discipline by ongoing professional development. Specialist majors in this programme Single major, students may achieve an endorsement: Computing Technical, Multimedia/Web or Systems Design. Double major, students may achieve two endorsements for the relevant majors completed. Award information Included qualifications Diploma in Computing and Communications Technology (Level 5), Diploma in Computing and Communications Technology (Level 6) and Diploma in Information Technology To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Computing Communications and Technology students must pass a total of 360 credits, including: a maximum of 150 credits at Level 5; a minimum of 120 credits at Level 6; and a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7. No Major 165 compulsory credits; and 195 elective credits. Single Major 165 compulsory credits; 120 credits in a chosen major from the options list; and 75 elective credits. Double Major 165 compulsory credits; 240 credits in two chosen majors (120 for each major) from the options list; and 75 elective credits. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: the underpinning theoretical and applied knowledge and skills to work in the computing and technology fields; a competence to apply technical and conceptual thinking in the computing and technology fields; the self reliance and capability for continued learning and professional development in the computing and technology fields; the capabilities to be effective communicators and team members; a broad educational base to enable them to relate to the wider context of society; enquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitudes towards contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts in the computing and technology fields; an appreciation of management and information technology within the context of their qualification; awareness of bicultural issues and an ability to function positively in a multicultural society; an awareness of social, and ethical issues when designing a computing product. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Computer systems technician, database administrator, helpdesk operator, network systems and data communications analyst, programmer, systems administrator, systems analyst, website administrator, website developer [-]

Bachelor of Applied Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Take a holistic view of organisations and examine the interface between education, organisations and the community from a socioeconomic perspective to a specific business field. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 3 years Programme aim This degree offers students a programme of study that will enable them to take a holistic view of organisations and examine the interface between education, organisations and the community from a socioeconomic perspective to a specific business field. This qualification will provide students with the skills and knowledge of management required to successfully work in the business sector of Aotearoa/New Zealand. This degree also aims to provide regional contextualisation for applied management study. Award information To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Applied Management, students must pass a total of 360 credits, including: a maximum of 150 credits at Level 5; a minimum of 120 credits at Level 6; a minimum of 90 credits at Level 7. Single Major 195 compulsory credits; 75 credits in a chosen major and 45 additional credits from the Options List; and 45 elective credits. Double Major 195 compulsory credits; 150 credits in two chosen majors (75 for each major) from the Options List; and 15 elective credits. Double major (which includes Accounting as one major) 195 compulsory credits; and 165 credits in two chosen majors (includes 90 credits for the accounting major) from the Options List. NZICA Pathway To achieve the NZICA Pathway, students must achieve all compulsory courses, all courses within the Accounting major specific options list, MGMT.5920 and MGMT.6911. Knowledge and skills you will gain After successful completion of this major, students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to: apply contemporary management theories and practice to the solution of work based problems within the business environment to a specific business field; use both formal and informal networks to inform management practice from a technological and socioeconomic perspective; explore practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection; apply elements of economic theory to the contemporary New Zealand environment; recognise and respond to significant changes within the environment that impact on the organisation’s ability to achieve objectives; produce an operational marketing plan for a market, business or product; apply change management tools in organisational change situations; and explore creative management practices and identify alternative/sustainable management applications. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. [-]

Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

This qualification provides students who have a particular interest in the service sector a range of specialised learning in the tourism and hotel/hospitality industry. The specialist knowledge gained from the Hotel Management major is to clearly give advantage to students who wish to pursue careers in the hotel/hospitality industry. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Information for international students Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 3 years Programme aim This qualification provides students who have a particular interest in the service sector a range of specialised learning in the tourism and hotel/hospitality industry. The specialist knowledge gained from the Hotel Management major is to clearly give advantage to students who wish to pursue careers in the hotel/hospitality industry. Similarly, the Tourism Operations major allows for specialist advantage in the nature of Tourism operations. Those choosing to study the degree without majors are able to determine their learning to accommodate diversity in both tourism operations and hotel management. Students' study is complimented with business, management and communications skills enabling graduates the ability to contribute in hotel/hospitality and tourism at varying levels of decision making. Specialist majors in this programme Hotel Management, Tourism Operations Award information To achieve the award of theBachelor of Tourism Management, students must pass a total of 360 credits, including: a maximum of 15 credits at Level 4; a maximum of 150 credits at Level 5; a minimum of 120 credits at Level 6; a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7. No Major 210 compulsory credits; 60 credits from the options list; and 90 elective credits. Single Major 210 compulsory credits; 75 credits in a chosen major and 30 additional credits from the options list; and 45 elective credits. Double Major 210 compulsory credits; 150 credits in two chosen majors (75 for each major) from the options list. Special Awards By completing the requirements for a single major, students may achieve the award of the Bachelor of Tourism Management, with an endorsement in Tourism Operations or Hotel Management. By completing the requirements for a double major, students may achieve the Bachelor of Tourism Management with two endorsements for both of the majors. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: apply fundamental management principles including organisational management, accounting, and marketing; produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data contributing to well-informed decision-making; exploit business models to construct practical tourism industry solutions; refine verbal and written communication skills, including the appropriate use of technology, to achieve workplace proficiency that meets or exceeds standards expected by employees; understand the nature of the tourism industry, and the sound management of tourism related businesses; think independently and critically with respect to the management of tourism industries in both domestic and international contexts; manage a tourism related business/organisation in a multicultural environment, apply research techniques to real-world situations, as part of their development as independent and effective problem-solvers; and pursue an area of interest. In addition, graduates are likely to gain employment in a diverse range of organisations, including hotels, attractions, airlines, consulting companies, regional tourism operations, educational institutions and government. Some graduates may also enter into postgraduate study in tourism management in New Zealand or overseas. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Tourism consultant, marketing manager, general manager, operations manager, account manager [-]

Bachelor of Design (Product)

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

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? [+]

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 product design schools, and prepare for a career in an exciting and diverse industry. Creative and practical designers question the way things are and create alternatives, be it through sustainable material use or by creating solutions that encourage sustainable user-behaviour. Employment opportunities are diverse which means you could pursue a career as a design consultant, technology teacher or 3D CAD specialist, or be part of a larger creative or industrial interdisciplinary team. Alternatively, you could start your own entrepreneurial design business.  During this programme, you will acquire the technical, practical and conceptual skills needed to fulfill the cultural, ecological and economic implications of your role as you become a product designer. You will explore human-centred approaches, manufacturing processes and aesthetic considerations to enhance your concepts and ideas, and will enjoy a balanced curriculum of theoretical content and studio-based projects. In addition, you will gain hands-on experience designing a wide range of products and services within fields such as transportation, health and service design (with a primary focus on human needs and the interface between the product and the user) and will benefit from our workshop facilities, up-to-date CAD suites and the chance to showcase your talent.   International: NZD 22,550 (first year) FAQ/Answers PLEASE REFER TO our website. Awards and collaborations Otago Polytechnic's School of Design is frequently invited to collaborate on projects with industry. Students have the opportunity to gain practice in real industry settings and network with potential employers. In 2016, Bachelor of Design (Product) student, Jeremy Metherell, designed a hammock in his final year. After 12 prototypes, Jeremy perfected the design – his hammock is now being manufactured and sold by Cactus Outdoor equipment company. Otago Polytechnic students and graduates are often mentioned in the press for winning national and international awards and competitions. Bachelor of Design (Product) graduate, Adam Gorrie, combined his love of mountain biking with product design to create a car-mounted bike-rack / maintenance stand.  He gained distinction for his degree, and won Gold in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards. Design Communications students Charlotte Boyce, Gabrielle Devereux and Craig Quested won Silver in the Student Graphics section of the Best Design Awards for their ‘International Food Conference Newspaper’.  George Chalmers, also a Design Communications student, won Silver for his “Sugar Coated” newspaper in the same category.  While lecturer, Matt Galloway, won Silver for his “Blue Oyster Poster Series” in the Design Craft Category of the awards. 2016 was also a successful year for our Design Fashion students.  Ivy Jackson-May was chosen for the inaugural paid internship at WORLD fashion brand. Fashion graduate, Anna Ross has seen great success with her skincare and nail polish line, Kester Black.  She was named the 2016 Young Australian Businesswoman of the 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 NCEA Level 3 Three subjects - at  Level 3 or above, made up of: 14 credits each, in three approved subjects,  and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing,  and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects  OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications , you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants with work and life experience are encouraged to apply. You must submit a portfolio and may have to undertake an interview. 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 Design Studio. workSpace is a dedicated resource to deliver practical research that solves real world problems. Our staff and student researchers cover diverse disciplines including art, design, information technology and engineering. This represents a new focus for workSpace, with the emphasis on education. 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: You will Study You will complete core courses common to all Design specialties (Fashion, Interiors, Communications), in addition to courses specific to Product Design and a range of electives. CORE COURSES (all specialties) Design Culture and Context 1 - Year 1 Develop an understanding of design as a discipline, and as an enabler in society, and receive an introduction to design elements, principles and processes. Historical, socio-cultural and ethical frameworks for design are explored. Develop investigation, inquiry and critical thinking skills as well as basic research skills in written, verbal and visual communication. Design Culture and Context 2 - Year 2 Extend your understanding of design as a discipline and an enabler in society. Develop a broad understanding of New Zealand and international design constructs and practices, including development of cultural perspectives, development of valid approaches and responses to sustainable design practice. Further develop investigation, inquiry, critical thinking and research skills in written, verbal and visual communication. Strategic Design - Year 3 Develop an understanding of the professional and strategic requirements of the design industry. Extend your professional research techniques and critical reflection skills to define your personal design philosophy and potential career pathways upon graduation. Communicate these through a portfolio that utilise a range of visual, verbal and on-line formats and a written report. INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES Interdisciplinary Studio 1 - Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 Explore design perspectives and approaches which will enhance your discipline-specific learning through either an individual or team-based integrated project. Studio Workshops - all years All interdisciplinary courses are intended to broaden knowledge and provide opportunities for collaboration. Studio workshops are set at Level 6 in the first two years and at Level 7 in the final year. They are available to all three years of all four programme streams simultaneously, enabling you to work with, and learn from, other students in your own and allied specialties. Interdisciplinary studios are set at Levels 5, 6 and 7, again providing opportunities for you to work with students from different design disciplines on a shared brief, drawing on your own discipline-specific approaches and learning from other approaches at the same time. Studio workshops vary each year and may include: Metals/Jewellery, Photography, Production Ceramics, Furniture Design, Digital Film, Digital Animation, Packaging and Retail, Sculptural Design, Storyboarding and Illustration, Textiles, Environmental Design, Printmaking, Rapid Prototyping, Exhibition Design, Storyboarding and Illustration, Small Business, Digital Photography, 2D Prototyping, and Stained Glass and Leadlight. YEAR ONE Product Fundamentals 1 Develop skills and confidence in the inter-related abilities to observe, ideate and communicate ideas relevant to product design. Product Frameworks 1 Identify a range of human-centred factors relevant to successful product design. Product Design Studio 1 Apply a range of human-centred design strategies relevant to successful product design and endeavour to meet specific human-centred values through a clearly articulated product. Issues of form, formal experimentation and iteration will be emphasised, as well as an explicit reflection of the design process pursued. Product Frameworks 2 Identify and use a range of sustainability frameworks relevant to product design. Product Design Studio 2 Along with the emphasis on human-centred factors, issues of form, formal experimentation, iteration and the design process introduced in Product Studio 1, additional elements are introduced. These include 3D rendering, clarity of communication of the final outcome, and addressing sustainability criteria. YEAR TWO Product Fundamentals 2 Explore a range of materials and techniques required when prototyping and specifying product design solutions. Product Frameworks 3 Enables you to identify how products can be a catalyst for the design of innovative and sustainable experiences Product Design Studio 3 This paper both consolidates the learning outcomes developed in Product Studio 2 and introduces additional elements. These include identifying product design opportunities, developing sophisticated briefs, and developing more sophisticated prototypes able to be used for external concept evaluation. Product Design Studio 4 This paper both consolidates the learning outcomes developed in Product Studio 3 and introduces the additional element of seeking to alter a user's experience of the wider context in which the product is used. Product Design Studio 5 Study the fundamentals of professional industry practices and procedures, as practiced by in-house companies or consultant industrial product designers, and examine the legal implications pertinent to the professional designer, including contracts, patents and copyright. YEAR THREE Product Design Studio 6 – Major Project part A Take the opportunity to identify and develop your design focus. Bring together the key elements of your previous two years of study and design a portfolio of product solutions that is resolved, relevant, compelling and evocative. You are expected to take significant responsibility for the whole project from inception to completion with supervisory support provided. Product Design Studio 7 – Reprise previous work 'Reprise' work developed in previous years to a similar standard to that being achieved in Product Studio's 6 and 8. Embrace the opportunity to reconfigure your previous work so it aligns more closely with your current design focus. You will be expected to refine your product solutions so they are resolved, relevant, compelling and evocative. Product Design Studio 8 – Major Project part B This studio is linked to the aims of Product Studio 6. Take the opportunity to further identify and develop your design focus. You will have the choice of further extending the work developed in Product Studio 6 or design a second portfolio of product solutions that is resolved, relevant, compelling and evocative. You are expected to take significant responsibility for the whole project from inception to completion with supervisory support provided. Our Staff Machiko Niimi Machiko is interested in Human Centred Design and likes looking at what we do everyday and how this affects our behaviour. Machiko values both applied methods and the practice of design to increase sustainability of products and services.  Gavin O'Brien  Gavin is a design historian and a cross-disciplinary educator with 20 years’ experience in teaching. He has a diverse background of research, practice and education across fine arts, design and architecture and is interested in the intersection of culture and technology. He considers that 'Design is making sense of things' and has has a passion for products that provoke this understanding. Andrew Wallace Andrew loves exploring the process of designing and learning new ways to express ideas. Coming to design education with  industry background, he remains active within industry and is involved in delivery of the Master of Design Enterprise program. Nick Laird Nick has a history of shaping design education in New Zealand. A sociologist and architect by training, he is constantly striving to unpack and shape new theories into digestible bites, to allow business people to understand creative methods and helping creative people to become better with business tools. Nick is also involved in delivery of the Master of Design Enterprise programme.    Recognition of prior learning If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. Links to useful websites Connect with School of Design students, graduates and staff on our very active Facebook page. workSpace 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 Information Technology

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

Pursuing a career in Information Technology and keen to advance your skills and deepen your understanding of this diverse industry? [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Pursuing a career in Information Technology and keen to advance your skills and deepen your understanding of this diverse industry? Discover the power of computing technology and how it can help you develop real world solutions and innovations with this stimulating, hands-on programme. Every industry, organisation and business in the world relies on computer technology in one way or another and the right qualification will create numerous employment opportunities for you, both here and overseas. There are currently far more IT jobs than there are graduates and employers are desperate for individuals with a solid understanding of the industry and a willingness to continue developing new skills. Become a Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Software Developer, Programmer, Business Anaylst, Database Administrator or Computing Services Manager, amongst many others!  Study in a supportive and innovative environment and develop high-level technical abilities and a strong theoretical understanding of IT concepts while exercising your problem-solving skills and creativity. Focus on the professional communication skills required for working effectively in the industry and gain valuable, practical experience during an industry-based project for an external client. Benefit from the small class sizes, allowing for one-on-one attention from experienced teachers, and the chance to practise your newly acquired skills with a range of excellent equipment and software applications. International: NZD 21,500 (first year) Skills required Good communication skills Technical skills Planning, organisational and problem-solving skills. Entry requirements NCEA Level 3 including: 14 credits at Level 3 or above  in each of three NZQA approved university entrance subjects,  and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent work/life experience. You must submit an essay outlining your interest and involvement in information technology. International students  will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements and must have achieved the equivalent of Year 11 mathematics. 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 If you do not meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology, the best qualification to prepare you for computing degree studies is the Certificate in Information Technology (Level 4). Alternatively, you can enter the Bachelor programme after completing the Certificate in IT Service and Support. Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records and proof of residency (where appropriate). Selection procedure All eligible applicants will be accepted unless the number of applications exceeds the available places (as indicated by the Head of Department). In this case, applicants will be interviewed and ranked according to the professional judgement of the admissions panel on the basis of the candidate's likelihood to succeed in the IT industry. Additional Costs There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Further study Options This qualification is widely recognised, allowing you to apply for entry to post-graduate study in Information Technology. You will be qualified to apply for graduate teacher training programmes, leading to a career in IT secondary education Program specific risks You are advised of any specific risks during the programme. You will study The Bachelor of Information Technology degree is a broad-based programme providing an introduction to most areas of computing. Gain technical skills in programming, networking, operating systems, control technology and databases and learn about the IT environment and practice skills in business and interpersonal communication. Year one courses are compulsory and will give you a solid base for selecting specialist electives during the following years. In third year, you will undertake an industry-based project for an external client over two semesters and this will represent the culmination of your degree studies. COURSES Professional Practice for Information Technology (Level 5) Receive an overview of the fundamentals of communication studies in the information technology field. Gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and processes of communication, including an awareness of the multicultural influences in this context. Introduction to Systems Analysis (Level 5) Be introduced to business processes and information management in the information technology and related industries. Acquire knowledge about fundamental topics in business and, through a business context, learn about subjects in systems analysis and relational databases. Programming 1 (Level 5) Learn about concepts of program design and programming fundamentals. Programming 2  (Level 5) Build event-driven, GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications using pre-built controls. Be introduced to the theoretical issues involved in Object-Oriented analysis, design and programming, and the principles of correct design and implementation for applications of this type. Web 1 - Technology and Development (Level 5) Become acquainted with the range of available web-based tools for productivity, entertainment and communication. You are guided towards consideration of the social, academic, economic and cultural issues surrounding web-based interaction and are introduced to the technologies available for development of web-based functionality. Introduction to Networks (Level 5) Learn about fundamental networking concepts and technologies, by covering the basics of network theory and the skills needed to implement a simple network. PC Maintenance (Level 5) Discover how to install and maintain the main components of a computer. This course covers introductory aspects of both hardware and operating systems. Maths for IT  (Level 5) Learn about the mathematical concepts and methods that underpin and are directly applicable to the theory of information systems. This course is primarily sited within the field of discrete mathematics. Professional Practice 2: Vocational Skills for Information Technology  (Level 6) Develop effective workplace skills appropriate to the IT industry environment. This course applies in practice the interpersonal, written and oral presentation skills begun in the course IN501001 by exploring these skills in a team environment. Software Engineering (Level 6) Develop an understanding of software engineering methodologies. This involves knowledge of the methods and problems of the development, implementation and deployment of information systems. An important outcome of this module is preparing you for IN700001 and IN700002. Project Management: Managing Projects in the IT Industry (Level 6) Acquire an understanding of the basic principles of project management and apply project management skills, tools and techniques, as a project team member or Project Manager. Databases 2 (Level 6) Learn the fundamentals of relational database theory and how to design, build and use a database on a modern database management system. Programming 3  (Level 6) Extend your skills in object-oriented design and programming while introducing a full commercial programming language using Java. Web 2 - Programming (Level 6) Receive a thorough introduction to modern techniques for adding programmed behaviours to web pages. The course will include a review of basic network architecture and currently supported HTML dialects, and will introduce appropriate tools and languages for adding programmed interactivity and dynamic database support to web pages. As this is a rapidly changing field, the contents and tools will be regularly reviewed and updated as required to maintain discipline currency. Programming 4: Intermediate Architectures and Algorithms (Level 6) Be introduced to non-anthropomorphic object oriented class architectures and a selection of associated core computational approaches. Multimedia Development (Level 6) Become acquainted with multimedia and hypermedia development, focusing on the creation of multimedia materials using current industry-relevant applications. Theoretical material includes both technical issues in multimedia and design principles for artefact development. Routing and Switching Essentials (Level 6) Learn how to describe the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network and to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Operating Systems Concepts (Level 6) Learn about the major components of operating systems and the basic organisation of computer systems. Linux Operating Systems (Level 6) Gain experience in the installation, support, maintenance and administration of a Unix-based operating system. Quality Assurance and Software Testing (Level 6) Lay the foundation for a potential career in the information technology field as a software tester. Understand the fundamental principles and processes of software testing. Security (Level 6) Develop foundation-level skill and understanding in general security concepts. Embedded Systems (Level 6) Be introduced to the core principles of computer hardware and architecture and become acquainted  with a range of embedded application contexts. Automation and Robotics (Level 6) Use microprocessors and sensors to build mobile, context-aware robots. Learn to programme classic robotic behaviours and add wireless communication to explore basic swarm algorithms. Project (Level 7) Carry out advanced project work in the information technology field, applying skills learned in the degree programme to produce a project for an external client. Demonstrate commitment, competence, creativity and craftsmanship throughout the process. Data Science and Machine intelligence (Level 7) Provides a broad introduction to machine intelligence/Data Science with an emphasis on the intuition and the applications behind the concepts. Explore current areas of research in database implementation, use and management. Learn to use a range of tools and platforms for modern data mining. OO Systems Development (Level 7) Gain experience in the design and development of object-oriented software systems using an industry-relevant development platform. This course is ideal if you are an experienced programming student working at an advanced level. Algorithms and Data Structures (Level 7) Become acquainted with the wide variety of algorithms and data structures required for complex software development, develop your programming technique to an advanced level, and learn how to analyse the efficiency and correctness of a computational solution. Web 3 - Enterprise Development (Level 7) Apply modern techniques in the design and delivery of information and functionality across the Web. This course extends the skills and knowledge you gained during Web 2 and covers both client-side and server-side techniques. Advanced Networks (Level 7) Provides students with an understanding of how to evaluate and apply advanced networking protocols, services and concepts to the design, deployment and maintenance of medium to large scale networks. Administering a Virtual Infrastructure (Level 7) An in depth knowledge and techniques used to efficiently implement, optimize and troubleshoot a virtual infrastructure. Design and Development of Applications for Mobile Devices (Level 7) Explore the design and implementation of applications for mobile devices. Systems Administration (Level 7) Look at, and practice the configuration, management and troubleshooting of systems within an enterprise network including aspects of both applications and operating system components. Next Generation Networked Hardware (Level 7) Students are exposed to current and upcoming developments in the context of networked hardware and apply these in a project-oriented environment. Developing Flexible IT Courses (Level 7) Prepares students for the training role that is often performed by information technology professionals.  Your work load Most IT courses are worth 15 credits and are the equivalent of four hours contact time per week. A full-time programme will usually consist of four courses per semester. During an average week, you will be expected to undertake 16 hours of directed learning and an additional 15-20 hours of self-directed study completing assignments and reading. Qualification structure Recognition of prior learning If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. Links to Useful websites Connect with Computing and IT students, graduates and staff on our very active Facebook page. 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 Engineering Technology

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

Are you a hands-on kind of person who enjoys planning and problem-solving? Use those strengths to help shape your future within the Engineering industry. [+]

Are you a hands-on kind of person who enjoys planning and problem-solving? Use those strengths to help shape your future within the Engineering industry. Engineers are in high demand around the world for their skills and experience in combining engineering theory with the applied and practical components required in a range of industries. With hard work and a responsible attitude, you could set your sights on project management or consultancy roles in your particular fields. Gain skills in management, economics, communications, problem-solving and critical thinking, while developing a deep understanding of the principles and practical application of modern technology in your area of specialisation. During the third year, you will have the opportunity to participate in a significant industry-based project in order to gain experience within the workplace. And our Master of Design Enterprise is then the ideal next step if you have a passion for design-empowered enterprise! This programme is a collaboration by New Zealand Metro Polytechnics and has provisional accreditation towards the Sydney Accord of the International Engineering Alliance from the Institution of Professional Engineers, which ensures it meets national and international standards. *Please note: Accreditation pending for year two and three of the electrical major. Please contact the School of Architecture, Building and Engineering for more information. International fee: NZD 21, 420 (first year) Engineering career opportunities. Research and development Technical support and application Education and communication Sales Quality and general management Technocratic roles in local authorities and government. Skills required Good problem-solving ability Practical thinking Good computer skills The ability to plan, organise and adapt Excellent communication skills. Entry requirements NCEA Level 3 including: Three subjects - at  Level 3 including: minimum of 14 credits in physics minimum of 14 credits in calculus one other subject from the list of NZQA approved subjects, and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required) OR equivalent qualifications. If you are a school leaver or adult applicant  with equivalent experience who does not meet all of the entry criteria, you may be given provisional entry at the discretion of the Head of School where it is considered that you have a reasonable chance of succeeding in this qualification. As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a face-to-face or telephone interview. As part of our selection process, international students need to show that they have achieved their country's equivalent of the academic entry criteria above. 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. Selection Procedure Eligible applicants will be selected using the entry criteria. If the number of applications exceeds the number of places, applicants will be placed on to a waiting list in the order that they applied.  Further study options Developed in collaboration with industry, our Master of Design Enterprise qualification is the ideal next step if you have a passion for design-led enterprise! You will study This programme is made up of core and elective courses. Each will focus on the design and implementation of engineering technology and will concentrate on the development of advanced critical thinking and problem solving activities for effective troubleshooting. YEAR ONE Develop skills in communication, management, mathematics, engineering science, basic electrical/electronic principles and basic engineering practices. Elective courses may be selected according to your area of specialty. YEAR TWO Continue to build on your selected major. YEAR THREE Undertake an industry-based project in order to gain experience within the engineering profession. Upon successful completion of this qualification, enter industry practice and then develop, demonstrate and maintain practical skills and professional competence. Your graduate career has the potential to develop as follows: Development stage Enter initial employment and develop competence for independent practice under supervision. Independent practice Practice independently as a competent engineering technologist benchmarked against the competence standard for registration as an Engineering Technology Practitioner (ETPract). You are now able to progress to Technical Membership of IPENZ (TIPENZ). Team leadership Take overall responsibility for the work of a team in which you are the most expert. Technical management Supervise the work of others who may have greater or wider competence. General management Become involved in management at an organisational level. You may no longer be directly involved with technical engineering technology activities. Further Engineering career opportunities: Research and development Technical support and application Education and communication Sales Quality and general management Technocratic roles in local authorities and government. [-]

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

Blending graphic design, visual art and fashion in an interdisciplinary setting, the Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about allowing you to learn the diverse range of skills required by creative industries. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Blending graphic design, visual art and fashion in an interdisciplinary setting, the Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about allowing you to learn the diverse range of skills required by creative industries. Taught in connected learning spaces supporting creativity and collaboration, you’ll learn by doing using unique learning tools and taught by some of New Zealand’s most talented artists, fashion designers and leading industry experts. Real-world outcomes ensure our graduates are what industry demands – people who are able to communicate and collaborate and to provide amazing possibilities across a wide range of creative industries. Key points: Collaborative creativity across graphic design, visual art and fashion Creative thinking and problem solving techniques Real world projects Business skills for creatives Practical skills in graphic design, visual art and fashion technologies Artistic authenticity, integrity and independence Content Details Available Majors Visual Art (VA) Explore a range of 2D technologies in painting, drawing, printmaking and process image. Experiment with 3D construction techniques and technologies utilising a range of media. Move onto digital technologies and installation practice to test unique exhibition presentation methods. Graphic Design (GD) Gain a solid foundation in design. Work collaboratively in teams to create client briefs and develop unique solutions to a range of real world problems including branding, illustration, packaging or photography. Advance your software skills and then extend them in the second and third year to encompass new fields such as digital illustration, moving image, animation and studio practice. Fashion Design (FD) Create, design, innovate. See your ideas come to fruition on the runway, in wardrobe and costume. Learn techniques associated with your designs. Dates/Times/Locations Three years of academic study; each year is 34 weeks with up to 20 direct teaching hours per week between 8:00am and 4:30pm. The other working weekdays you’ll be required to undertake self-directed study at Polytechnic. Indicative Fees Domestic students per year $6,208.00 International students per year $19,944.00 Qualifications Gained On successful completion of the programme you will receive: Bachelor of Creative Industries (Level 7) with the relevant major Entry Criteria To gain entry into this programme, you must meet the following criteria: A portfolio containing 10 pieces of work University Entrance or successful completion of the Certificate in Art and Design Level 4 Students are expected to have the literacy skills required to meet the academic needs of the degree. Evidence of this may be required. Portfolio BCI applicants are required to submit a portfolio when they apply for the programme. The portfolio will show applicants’ creative ideas, originality, curiosity and imagination, and how they can use this within creative visual work. Special Admission The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Co-ordinator are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities Gain employment in the creative industries as an individual practitioner, sole trader, contractor, or as an employee within the following industries: Visual Art - multimedia, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, exhibition, performance, design, arts manager, art dealing/hiring, arts consultancy, marketing, tourism, arts events and festivals Graphic Design - advertising, web design and development, traditional and digital illustration, publication design, photography, branding and identity work, marketing and promotions, packaging, film editing and post production Fashion and Textiles - designer, technical garment engineer, specialist sample machinist, pattern maker, production manager, product development manager, buyer, retail, wardrobe/ costume designer, stylist, merchandiser, textile artist and fashion illustrator Media - film, television, video, radio, theatre, internet, mobile and social media Potential Employers Design Firms Games Designers Fashion Houses Multi-media, TV / Film Post-graduate Study Publishers Self-employment Teaching – Primary or Secondary [-]

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

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

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? [+]

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 communication and graphic 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: $22,550 (first year) Awards and Collaborations Otago Polytechnic's School of Design is frequently invited to collaborate on projects with industry. Students have the opportunity to gain practice in real industry settings and network with potential employers. In 2016, Bachelor of Design (Product) student, Jeremy Metherell, designed a hammock in his final year. After 12 prototypes, Jeremy perfected the design – his hammock is now being manufactured and sold by Cactus Outdoor equipment company. Otago Polytechnic students and graduates are often mentioned in the press for winning national and international awards and competitions. Bachelor of Design (Product) graduate, Adam Gorrie, combined his love of mountain biking with product design to create a car-mounted bike-rack / maintenance stand.  He gained distinction for his degree, and won Gold in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards. Design Communications students Charlotte Boyce, Gabrielle Devereux and Craig Quested won Silver in the Student Graphics section of the Best Design Awards for their ‘International Food Conference Newspaper’.  George Chalmers, also a Design Communications student, won Silver for his “Sugar Coated” newspaper in the same category.  While lecturer, Matt Galloway, won Silver for his “Blue Oyster Poster Series” in the Design Craft Category of the awards. 2016 was also a successful year for our Design Fashion students.  Ivy Jackson-May was chosen for the inaugural paid internship at WORLD fashion brand. Fashion graduate, Anna Ross has seen great success with her skincare and nail polish line, Kester Black.  She was named the 2016 Young Australian Businesswoman of the 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 NCEA Level 3 Three subjects - at  Level 3 or above , made up of: 14 credits each, in three approved subjects,  and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above , made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing,  and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects  OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants with work and life experience are encouraged to apply. You must submit a portfolio and may have to undertake an interview. 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 dedicated resource to deliver practical research that solves real world problems. Our staff and student researchers cover diverse disciplines including art, design, information technology and engineering. This represents a new focus for workSpace, with the emphasis on education. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Interiors)

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

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? [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. 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. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

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

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. [+]

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 22,550 (first year) Awards and Collaborations Otago Polytechnic's School of Design is frequently invited to collaborate on projects with industry. Students have the opportunity to gain practice in real industry settings and network with potential employers. In 2016, Bachelor of Design (Product) student, Jeremy Metherell, designed a hammock in his final year. After 12 prototypes, Jeremy perfected the design – his hammock is now being manufactured and sold by Cactus Outdoor equipment company. Otago Polytechnic students and graduates are often mentioned in the press for winning national and international awards and competitions. Bachelor of Design (Product) graduate, Adam Gorrie, combined his love of mountain biking with product design to create a car-mounted bike-rack / maintenance stand.  He gained distinction for his degree, and won Gold in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards. Design Communications students Charlotte Boyce, Gabrielle Devereux and Craig Quested won Silver in the Student Graphics section of the Best Design Awards for their ‘International Food Conference Newspaper’.  George Chalmers, also a Design Communications student, won Silver for his “Sugar Coated” newspaper in the same category.  While lecturer, Matt Galloway, won Silver for his “Blue Oyster Poster Series” in the Design Craft Category of the awards. 2016 was also a successful year for our Design Fashion students.  Ivy Jackson-May was chosen for the inaugural paid internship at WORLD fashion brand. Fashion graduate, Anna Ross has seen great success with her skincare and nail polish line, Kester Black.  She was named the 2016 Young Australian Businesswoman of the 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 NCEA Level 3 Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of: 14 credits each, in three approved subjects, and Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications , you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants with work and life experience are encouraged to apply. You must submit a portfolio and may have to undertake an interview. 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.  You will study Your work load 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:  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. Recognition of learning If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. 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 Visual Arts

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

Looking for a way to translate your creativity into a career in Art? Want to gain experience in a range of specialty subjects and discover where your artistic talent truly lies? [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Looking for a way to translate your creativity into a career in Art? 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 22,010 (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 You must be able to demonstrate appropriate ability through the submission of a portfolio and you must have completed five years at secondary school with successful completion of units of study in art  OR NCEA credits including: 14 credits in each of three approved subjects at  Level 3 or above , and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required). If you are a mature student, you must demonstrate appropriate ability through a portfolio and associated writings. 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: 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. 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. Please contact artoffice@op.ac.nz with any further questions 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. You will study In the first semester, you will gain experience in each of the studio disciplines listed below. This will be supported by visual arts courses in Studio Methodologies, and Art History and Theory that will introduce you to a range of key skills in art-making and research. In the second semester, you will extend your knowledge in two of these studio areas and continue with Art History and Theory. In the second year, you will specialise in a single studio subject, developing your core skills and techniques, experimenting widely and engaging with critical debates as you move towards more independent learning in your chosen area. You will also continue to study Art History and Theory, and Studio Methodologies. In your final year, you will extend your art practice into a sustained body of work for presentation in a public exhibition. The Studio Research and Professional Methodologies courses provide critical, historical and vocational contexts for the development of your studio project in your final year. Specialist Studio Disciplines Study Ceramics 
We have the largest ceramics arts department in New Zealand with wood, salt, electric and gas kilns, electric wheels and online research facilities. You will benefit from an emphasis on hands-on experimentation in clay-making workshops which explore ceramics as a medium with its own language, skills and history. Study Electronic Arts 
 Specialise in Electronic Arts, which inhabit a constantly shifting location in art and media practice. You may choose to explore 2D and 3D animation, film, installation, electronics, projection and online media and audio/video production. Through the study of contemporary practice, you will engage with media arts and reflect on their historical and contemporary position in the art world. Study Jewellery and Metalsmithing
 Develop your artistic eye and practical skills with the understanding that the fundamental reference for jewellery is the human body. Jewellery uses a visual language based on interaction, communication and contact, and may be expressive and intimate or aggressively provocative. Art, objects and adornment for the body use an unlimited palette from precious metal recycled materials.  Study Painting
 Here is an opportunity to develop your artwork so it is relevant to today's society and to national and international contemporary practice. That is the focus of this specialty, although you will also be encouraged to investigate painting movements and methodologies in recent centuries.  Study Photography
 Gain a solid foundation in the practical and theoretical components of black and white, colour and alternative photographic processes. Use and explore a range of equipment and techniques in our well-designed facility. Understand the principles and history of photography as you study different photographic approaches, such as the antiquarian, formalist, documentary, fabricated or manipulated.  Study Print
 Our internationally-renowned Printmaking Department is well-established and is one of the leading departments of its kind in New Zealand. You will work and learn in its spacious studios and well-equipped workshops, designed to enable you to study and practice a comprehensive range of printmaking processes and related techniques. Experienced and award-winning staff members monitor these programmes, which help you research, explore and develop creative concepts. Study Sculpture  Develop a sculptural language through studio workshops focusing on drawing, form and spatial analysis. This department is equipped to international standards with separate workshops for wood, metal and plastics fabrication, a modelling and casting studio and specialist facilities for ceramic shell bronze casting, metal forging, vacuum forming and spray painting.  Study Textiles
 Major in textiles in a visual arts context, examining the value of cloth and its relationship to the body, different genders and classes, and material culture. The field of textile practice can encompass many approaches such as sculptural, 2D and site-specific artworks. We specialise in construction and a variety of print processes such as screen-print methodologies using pigment ink, dye, discharge and burnout applications, manual and digital embroidery and 3D sewing. 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. Recognition of prior learning If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. Links to useful websites Connect with School of Art students, graduates and staff on our very active Facebook page Qualification structure 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 Culinary Arts

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

Keen to make your mark on the culinary world? Creative, motivated and willing to try new things? Then this is the programme for you! Professional Cookery course graduates are in demand all over the globe in a diverse range of industries. [+]

Keen to make your mark on the culinary world? Creative, motivated and willing to try new things? Then this is the programme for you! Professional Cookery course 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 22,880 (first year) Skills Required The ability to work well under pressure To have a good work ethic A desire to constantly update your skills Entry Requirements NCEA Level 3  14 credits at  Level 3 or above  in three approved subjects,  and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects  OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants with work and life experience are encouraged to apply. 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 School. See more details below. You must submit a portfolio (please see below for portfolio requirements) and may have to undertake an interview.  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.  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 School. Those who successfully complete and pass year one will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The admissions panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants need to demonstrate a strong motivation and desire to achieve in the food industry, and an established personal and/or professional interest in food (for example, have cooking, baking or other qualifications in food, or work in a food business).  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. 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). 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. Qualification Structure Year One Larder Fundamentals, level 5, 15 credits Hot Kitchen Fundamentals, level 5, 15 credits Patisserie Fundamentals, level 5, 15 credits Food Kitchen Studio 1, level 5, 15 credits Introduction to Kitchen Management, level 5, 15 credits Research, Gastronomy Culture and Context 1, level 5, 15 credits Introduction to Food, Beverage and Service, level 5, 15 credits Special Topic, level 5, 15 credits TOTALS: 120 credits Year Two Food Kitchen Studio 2, level 6, 15 credits Research, Gastronomy Culture and Context 2, level 6, 15 credits Advanced Contemporary Culinary Practice, level 6, 15 credits Small Business, level 6, 15 credits Food Kitchen Studio 3, level 6, 15 credits Studio Workshop 1, level 6, 15 credits Studio Workshop 2, level 6, 15 credits Studio Workshop 3, level 6, 15 credits TOTALS: 120 credits Year Three Food Kitchen Studio 4, level 6, 15 credits Cooperative Learning Project, level 7, 30 credits Food Kitchen Studio 5, level 7, 30 credits Negotiated Study, level 7, 15 credits Studio Workshop 4, level 6, 15 credits Studio Workshop 5, level 6, 15 credits TOTALS: 120 credits For a list of Studio Workshops, please contact the Food Design Institute Recognition of Prior Learning If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at the Food Design Institute. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. Links to useful Websites Discover what's on the menu at our training restaurant. 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. Apply by 30 November Start February [-]

Bachelor of Applied Management

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Want to gain the understanding and expertise to work in a range of dynamic management environments at operational and strategic levels? Gain a degree based in the real world of Knowledge. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Want to gain the understanding and expertise to work in a range of dynamic management environments at operational and strategic levels? Gain a degree based in the real world of business Knowledge. This programme has industry experience at its centre, incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major internship and associated research project. You will develop the understanding, skills and capabilities to work in a range of management environments at operational and strategic levels. International fee: NZD 18,640 (first year) Dunedin In the first year, you will study eight core generic business papers via a range of integrated experiential projects. The emphasis is on team/group work and the development of skills and capabilities identified in the graduate profile. You may specialise in up to two majors from your second year or develop your own coherent path of study (approved by your Programme Leader). A range of majors are on offer (see below). You also have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at one of our partner universities overseas (including in the USA, Germany and Hong Kong). Auckland- International students only Auckland offer specializations in the following majors: Hotel Management Sales and Marketing. Capable NZ If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in business, please enquire about our recognition of prior learning process. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. Read more about studying the Bachelor of Applied Management via Capable NZ here. And click here to access our online self-assessment tool to see if Capable NZ is right for you. You need to do this before applying for the programme. If it is right for you, we will then ask you to complete the application process.  Majors Available You may specialize in up to two majors from your second year or develop your own coherent path of study (approved by your Programme Leader).  Please note: Not all of the listed majors will be offered every year. The option of a non-specified major is also available. Please contact us for more information about specific majors and to discuss your choice. Adventure Tourism Management (new for 2017) Adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing and most exciting tourism segments in the world. As the market matures and grows, there is a greater need for employees with a sound understanding of the unique aspects of adventure tourism. This exciting new major, developed in partnership with CrossLearningNZ will provide you with valuable insight into the industry. Courses include Adventure Tourism Management, Tourism Multimedia and Principles of Leadership.  Business Transformation and Change Explore how new technology, optimised processes, emerging business models and employee-consumer behaviour interact to create sustainable and differentiated enterprises. Career opportunities include project leadership, change management, advisory roles, coaching, training/learning and development, strategic planning, performance management and organisational development roles. Event Management This fast-paced industry requires vibrant, organised and dedicated people and there is a growing demand for qualified event management practitioners both here and overseas. Careers exist in event planning and management, conference management, sponsorship and fundraising, and the hospitality and entertainment industries. Hotel Management This major will ensure that you are well-suited for employment in a supervisory or management capacity within the accommodation, hospitality and tourism-related sectors, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, events and convention centres. You could even think about setting up your own small business.You will be able to use your knowledge to evaluate operational matters and to implement processes across a range of specialist areas including operations management and marketing services. Human Resource Management With a strong applied human resources focus, this programme is ideal if you wish to specialise and find start an HR career. This practical approach is coupled with exploration of human resource practices and issues (both current and future-focused), applicable to a wide range of roles and organisations. Sales and Marketing Marketing and selling products and services in today's competitive business environment requires a sophisticated and unique skill set. A sales and marketing degree specialization allows you to acquire the expertise to work in a variety of career fields such as sales, advertising, marketing, promotions and public relations. Sport Management Developed to meet the growing demand for sporting event management at local, national and international level, you will be equipped to work at supervisory or higher management levels in sporting/event organisations. Strategic Management Ideal if you wish to develop a portable set of management experiences applicable to a wide range of industries, this major has an applied approach focusing on the strategic nature of business management. Tourism Management Developed to meet the current needs of the tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally, you will be equipped with the skills to work at a supervisory or management level, or to operate your own business. Entry requirements If you are under 20, you must have: - NCEA Level 3 including: - 14 credits at Level 3 or above in three NZQA approved university entrance subjects, and - Literacy-10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: - 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and - Numeracy-10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required). - If you are over 20, you must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative qualifications such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business. - If you are a school leaver or adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria, you may still be given provisional entry to year one at the discretion of the Program Leader. - International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. Click here for equivalent academic entry requirements by country. - 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 5.5 in any band. - Successful completion of our New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) programme is an acceptable equivalent.  Bridging and study options The New Zealand Diploma in Business (offered at our Dunedin campus) provides a sound initial understanding of business operations and therefore provides a good pathway into this programme. Other programmes of study may also provide bridging options, particularly a diploma at level 5. You will Study – Dunedin Study core business papers through a series of integrated, experiential projects during your first year. In years two and three, your programme will be tailored towards your chosen major(s) and will incorporate relevant industry-based learning. In the final semester of year three, you will undertake an internship and associated research project in the workplace. Take the opportunity to study a single major with five electives OR a double major, within three years of full-time study. Alternatively, embark on a non-specified major in which you choose your own coherent path of study (with written permission from the Programme Leader). Year One Management Introduction to Accounting Business, Heritage, Culture and Sustainability Professional Communication Business Computing Economics Commercial Law Introduction to Marketing Year Two Research Methodology Applied Management Plus six papers at Level 6 Year Three Four papers at Level 7 Internship Project You will study – Auckland You will learn by looking at case studies, completing workplace assignments and a major research project. Develop the understanding and skills to work in a range of management environments at operational and strategic levels. In addition, you will receive assistance with part-time job placement during your studies and with job placement upon successful completion of your degree.  Level 5 Introduction to Accounting Professional Communication Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability Commercial Law Economics Introduction to Marketing Business Computing Management Accounting Practices Level 6 Applied Management Research Methodology Entrepreneurship Event Planning and Management Market Development and Sales Accounting Practices  Human Resources Services Marketing Management Principles of Leadership Level 7 Strategic Management International Marketing Business Transformation and Change Internship* *Internship You will complete a  400-hour internship, gaining hands-on experience and developing important industry and business connections. You may focus on an area of specific interest to you such as strategic management, human resource management, sales and marketing, hotel or tourism management. Your workload In your first year, course work will require approximately 30 hours of both directed and self-directed study per week. As you progress through the qualification, directed study hours are reduced as your study becomes much more self-directed. Program Structure – Dunedin YEAR ONE CORE PAPERS All generic business papers must be completed for progression into the second year of the degree. Completion of the first year also provides an exit qualification, the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5). Please note that this is only awarded to students who have successfully completed all eight papers AND who are leaving at the end of the first year. YEAR TWO + MAJOR(s) - For a single major: three Level 6 papers of a specified major, two core papers and another three elective papers at any level. - For a double major: six Level 6 papers from two majors and two core papers - no electives are required.   YEAR THREE MAJOR(s) - Study the two Level 7 papers for your major and two further elective papers at Level 7 OR if studying a double major select two Level 7 papers for each major, ie, four altogether.  - Internship Project - Full semester paper - this paper cannot be studied until ALL other papers have been successfully completed. Program Structure – Auckland Year One: 8 papers - 32 weeks of study Year Two: 8 papers - 32 weeks of study Year Three: 4 papers + Internship Project (400 hours) - 32 weeks of study Further Study Options Acquire advanced business management skills and knowledge through postgraduate study in management. Dunedin You will need to purchase some textbooks during this programme and also cover any costs associated with field trips. Auckland You will need to purchase some textbooks during this programme 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. START Dunedin: February and July Auckland: January, March, June, August and October Apply anytime (Auckland) [-]