Bachelor of Applied Arts
Total student fees
over 3 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Bachelor of Applied Arts programme aims: - to prepare a students for a variety of vocational settings or entry into post-graduate studies through use of theory, research skills, practical skills, industrial experience and project work; - to develop creative, lateral-thinking problem-solvers in the Arts workplace. The degree programme thus aims to provide the opportunity for students in the arts to pursue higher level work in the theory, research and practice which will yield the specialised knowledge required to seek selected positions in the careers requiring that knowledge. Most of the fields in the applied arts areas are seeking better qualified entry level personnel. It is envisioned that these students will be qualified to enter Master's programmes at universities or other polytechnics, either upon graduation or later in their career.
Key Information for Students
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.
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||$23,522 - $44,224|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||3%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Marie D'Albini Scholarship
The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office
Up to $3,000 pa.
New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - NZ Aid Programme
Support for tuition, living costs and return airfares.
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.