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Bachelor of Creative Arts

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Other Creative Arts

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
(a) Have at least 42 NCEA credits at Level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects, plus a minimum of 14 credits in one or two subjects and a minimum of 4 credits in reading and a minimum of 4 credits in writing, both at level 2 or equivalent
(b) Have at least 72 NCEA credits at Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects and including 8 credits in reading/writing and including 30 credits achieved at Merit or Excellence or equivalent
(c) Have at least 60 NZQA recognised credits at Level 5 or higher or equivalent
(d) Have relevant work/life experience and be able to demonstrate that they can work/study at a level appropriate to the programme. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis. To support their application applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to study at Level 5 (Year 1) including a file providing evidence of personal life skills and previous activities. Applicants will be invited to an interview. Among attributes an applicant must demonstrate are a mature and positive approach to study, commitment and motivation to succeed, and the ability to read and write at the required level for degree study.
9.1.2 English language entry requirements
All applicants must have English language competence to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this qualification is to respond to the artistic aspirations of students, industry and community principally from South Auckland and to provide opportunities to develop competencies in Creative Arts so that students will be motivated and equipped to pursue a career in the creative industries or to undertake further academic study.
In addition specific aims of the programme are to:
Provide a degree level qualification that reflects the aspects and culture of the Creative Arts in the South Auckland region
Develop a strong sense and understanding of creativity
Provide students with practical business and entrepreneurial skills
Be culturally responsive to the needs of the learning community through holistic teaching practice
Provide a firm foundation for lifelong learning

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Creative Arts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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