Bachelor of Arts and Media

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited

Subject area

Fine Arts



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Bachelor of Arts and Media (Visual Arts and Design)/(Creative Writing) aims to
- Create an excellent teaching and learning environment based on open and intelligent enquiry underpinned by research;
- Develop students' independence, technical skills, and theoretical knowledge to prepare them for successful careers in their specialist arts or media field;
- Develop and consolidate students' understanding of the principles, elements, and effective use of the relevant visual or written language;
- Enable students to gain the necessary industry knowledge and technological expertise to begin creative careers in the rapidly changing contemporary world;
- Foster understanding of the theoretical, historical, and cultural contexts of contemporary arts and media practice and enable students to apply this understanding to their own practice;
- Prepare students for postgraduate study;
- Produce skilled artists, designers, and writers, who are literate across a range of technologies, and have the ability to take cross-disciplinary approaches, who will go on to make a positive contribution to regional and national arts and creative industries;
- Provide a degree programme that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the regional arts environment and economy and will prepare graduates for successful practice both within the region and beyond.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Requirements: University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits Level 3 and 20 credits Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits Level 3 in each of three approved subjects as well as Literacy - 10 credits Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing, and - Numeracy 10 credits Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR Qualification or examination recognised as equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination) OR Relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; or equivalent Alternative Requirements: Applicants unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate) English Language Requirements: If English is not the applicant s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band), Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. Portfolio: All applicants must submit a portfolio of work showing ability in arts and design.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,085 $18,255
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,352 $28,056
Total $15,437 $46,311

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $34,534
Earnings range $23,522 - $44,224
In employment 70%
In further study 19%
On a benefit 3%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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