Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Applicants must already hold the Bachelor of Visual Arts (level 7) or any equivalent qualification at a Bachelor?s level or any other undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
Exceptional applicants not meeting the entry requirements but with appropriate documented professional experience may also be considered.
International students must demonstrate that they have equivalent experience/qualifications as domestic students and those, whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English language competence at IELTS level 6.5 (in all areas of the test).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be confident and flexible visual arts practitioners in their chosen studio areas, who can integrate their material and conceptual knowledge in transferable ways within their practices and for the benefit of the employment sector. They are lifelong learners who are productive, lateral thinkers, effective problem solvers in the wider national and international arena. Graduands are able to produce a coherent body of studio work and can relate this work to its conceptual underpinnings and its wider community of practice in the field of contemporary art. Course work in research methodologies and participation in seminars on contemporary practices enable them to bridge the gaps created by special circumstances such as periods of leave from study or changes in study direction.

What graduates earn

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

$36,000

Median earnings one year after study

$44,000

Median earnings two years after study

$52,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

68%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Graduate Women North Shore Charitable Trust - RLL Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee

Value:

Non-resident tuition fees, registration fees, and room and board are covered by the scholarship.

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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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/

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Sources

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