Bachelor of Applied Arts

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology



3 Years

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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

All applicants must be at least 16 years of age or over (unless an exemption has been granted) at thecommencement of the programme; and have attained one of the following: NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance; or successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design, or anequivalent art/design qualification (60 credits at Level 4); or has proof of relevant experience equivalent to a Level 4 Art/ Design qualification; and submit a portfolio that shows skills in drawing and Art/ Design. The portfolio shoulddemonstrate artistic ability in relevant art/ design practice. Including but not limited to:Photography/ Graphic Design/ Digital Media Arts and Design/ Sculpture/ Whakairo/Raranga/Painting/ Printmaking/ Drawing Applicants for whom English is not their first language must achieve an IELTS academic score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent from a recognised alternative English proficiency test.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

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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 $41,000
Earnings range $33,000 - $50,000
In employment 61%
In further study 26%
On a benefit 3%

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