Bachelor of Visual Arts

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Fine Arts

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Entry requirements

You must be able to demonstrate appropriate ability through the submission of a portfolio and you must have completed five years at secondary school with successful completion of units of study in art, or NCEA L3 including: 14 credits in each of three NZQA approved university entrance subjects at L3 or above, and Literacy: 10 credits at L2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy: 10 credits at L1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627) all three required. If you are a mature student, you must demonstrate appropriate ability through a portfolio and associated writings. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will demonstrate the capacity to pursue a career as independent practitioners within a chosen studio area and to exhibit professional judgement in relation to the production of their own work within the changing contexts of the visual arts in the bicultural environment of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the broader international realm. They will have a practical and conceptual understanding of a broad range of studio practices in addition to highly developed skills in a studio area in which they will be ready to pursue further professional, educational or scholarly activities. They will be ready to engage with the professional networks of their field of practice. They will also have a wide range of transferable skills which will enable them to enter other areas of industry and employment. For more information refer Otago Polytechnic http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Visual Arts and Crafts at this level can earn:

$29,000

Median earnings one year after study

$34,000

Median earnings two years after study

$42,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

68%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand

Website:

https://ruralwomennz.nz/services/charitable-grants/

Value:

$1,000 each.

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Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Grants & Scholarships

Provided by:

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

Website:

http://tuwharetoa.co.nz/

Value:

$1,000

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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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://https://www.op.ac.nz/

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

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