Diploma in Fine Arts
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Diploma in Fine Arts graduates will demonstrate attributes of Creativity - Toi, Virtuosity - Mohio, Understanding - Matauranga and Connectedness - Whanaungatanga. They should: Display an awareness of a variety of different world views acknowledging their contribution to the cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand (Matauranga). Demonstrate a critical awareness of key aspects of art in a global context in relation to their practice. (Matauranga). Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between creative work and audiences. (Whanaungatanga). Be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas and accommodate risk and uncertainty (Toi). Apply a range of processes to generate ideas, proposals, and creative works (Toi). Critically reflect on and evaluate their own work and the work of other practitioners and scholars (Matauranga). Demonstrate competencies in manipulation of materials, media, processes and technologies. (Mohio). Utilise analytical, selective and creative processes in order to transform ideas into material outcomes (Mohio). Demonstrate effective visual, material, oral and written communication skills (Whanaungatanga). Source and use a range of resources and materials that support the development of creative work. (Matauranga).
Key Information for Students
A New Zealand University Entrance Qualification or equivalent plus a portfolio of work and an interview.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$21,996 - $40,622|
|In further study||32%|
|On a benefit||4%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship
$20,000 (4 years degree) or $15,000 (3 years degree)
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.