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Bachelor of Visual Arts

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

Translate your creativity into an art career. 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 practicing 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.

Bridging options

The New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) and New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) provide a great pathway into this degree if you don't hold the entry requirements or have the necessary portfolio.

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.

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.

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$24,050.00 (US$ 14,960) per year
NZ $74,253 for the entire course; NZ $24,050 (First year)
Start date

20 February 2023

Venue

Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus,

Forth Street,

DUNEDIN,

North Dunedin,

9054, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum C average, plus SAT 1 and SAT II score minimum 500/part. Or the Advanced Placement Exam. To enter Otago Polytechnic’s, you need to have achieved a secondary school qualification that is equivalent to New Zealand’s NCEA levels (National Certificate of Educational Achievement). IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL paper based test (PBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge english qualifications: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42; Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

For international students

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

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020 you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. a total of 36 credits).

If you are a mature student, you must demonstrate appropriate ability through a portfolio and associated writings.

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 less than 5.5 in any band.

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill;

Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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