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Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts)

Bachelor of Media Arts with endorsement in Visual Arts

BM9601

Course Details

  • Jul 2018
    Feb 2019
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

If you want to develop skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in visual arts , then this programme is right for you. You can choose to specialise in painting or sculpture, and you'll also have the opportunity to study other Media Arts papers through electives.

You’ll study a range of contemporary art and illustration styles, and learn practical skills such as painting techniques and plastic, metal and wood fabrication for sculpture. You’ll also be setting up installations and learning the professional practice of designing and curating exhibitions.

If you're interested in Graphic and Digital Design or Moving Image, check out the Bachelor of Design.

If you're interested in Photography, Moving Image, Journalism or Public Relations, check out the Bachelor of Communication.

Key Features

Your Study Environment

Students have 24/7 access studios, gallery space and workshops. You’ll be working alongside other Bachelor and Post Graduate art students

Learn From Industry Specialists

Your tutors are active researchers and experienced artists. They regularly exhibit, present at conferences and are members of professional organisations relating to their specialist fields.

Interdisciplinary Learning

Your study in Media Arts will be project driven and involve collaboration with students from outside your field. You will gain insight, skills and techniques from other Media Arts disciplines and graduate with the ability and networks to apply those collaborative methods to your professional practice.

Internship

The third year Internship module offers you direct experience with highly regarded practitioners in the industry.

What You'll Learn

You will study 24 modules (or equivalent), in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Media Arts (minimum of 360 credits in total):

  • 13 Core Modules – compulsory practical and theoretical modules
  • 3 Stream Electives – explore your specialised area of interest with a selection from the Bachelor of Media Arts schedule of modules
  • 2 Contextual – theoretical modules to develop your understanding of the arts. You choose from a wide range of modules covering topics such as critical thinking, cultural influences and history.
  • 3 Intermedia modules – although you will regularly collaborate with students from other media arts disciplines, these modules will have a very particular focus on working across disciplines.
  • 3 Free Choice Electives that you can choose from any Media Arts discipline (eg: photography, moving image, music, graphic design etc)
 

Core

(compulsory)

Electives

Contextual

Electives

IntermediaFree Choice
Year 1321  
Year 241111
Year 34  22

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Level 5

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMA0A106Visual Arts Practice 1Visual Arts endorsement/ Fashion Design endorsement/ core305Have satisfied the entry requirements of the BMA (Visual/Fashion)  
BMA0A110Visual Arts Practice 2Visual Arts endorsement/ core305BMA0A106 
BMA0A150Word, Image, SoundVisual Arts endorsement/Communication endorsement/Commercial endorsement/ Fashion Design endorsement/ core155  
BMA0R100BUnderstanding compositionCommercial Music endorsement /core15512 credits or more in NCEA Level 2 
BMA0R102Introduction to Music Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits NCEA level 2 in Music and English or Grade III Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R115Audio Technology Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits NCEA level 2 in Music and English or Grade III Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R130Music Studies 1Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits in level 2 Music and English or Grade 3 Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R135Music Studies 2Commercial Music endorsement /core155BMA0R130 and BMA0R102 or BMACP501 
BMA0X150Photography: An IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective 15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or design 
BMA0X160Painting and Sculpture: An Introduction Visual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective 155  
BMACP501Introduction to PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 15512 credits or more NCEA Music Level 2 and Grade 6 Practical (TCL RSM, Rock School) or equivalent. 
BMACP502Introduction to Ensemble Performance Commercial Music endorsement /core 15512 credits or more NCEA Music Level 2 and Grade 6 Practical (TCL RSM, Rock School) or equivalent. 
BMACP503Elementary PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 155BMACP501 and BMA0R130 
BMALX110BHistory and Theory in Visual Art and Design Contextual elective 155  
BMALX142Storytelling, Myth and RitualContextual elective 155  
BMALX179Interpreting Visual Culture:Contextual elective 155  
BMALX181History of Popular SongContextual elective 155  
BMAVX104Printmaking 2: Screen PrintingVisual Arts endorsement/ elective15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or design 
BMAXX100Moving Image, an IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/Communication endorsement/ introductory elective 155  

 

Level 6

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD601Advanced Fashion ConstructionFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD602 and 
BMAFD604
BMAFD602Advanced Fashion Pattern DesignFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD601
BMAFD603 Manufacturing and Production Processes for the Fashion IndustryFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 
BMAFD604Fashion DesignFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD601
BMALX610The Business of FashionContextual Elective156BMAFD603 and 75 credits at level 5 
BMALX611The Business of International FashionContextual Elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMAVX211Fashion RetailingGeneral Elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMA0B210BPainting PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/Painting Sculpture/visual elective156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMA0B215RepresentationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/Painting Sculpture/visual elective156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMA0C201Writing for Media Communication endorsement /pathway/core/Journalism 156BMA0C101 and  BMA0C103 and BMA0A150 
BMA0C202Media TheoryCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/ Public Relations/Journalism 156BMA0C101 and BMA0C103 and one of BMAUX105b or BMAUX100 and BMA0A150 
BMA0C203Media Communication Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 156BMA0C202 and BMA0C201 and BMA0D211 
BMA0C205Web MediaCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 156BMA0C202 and BMA0C201 and BMA0D211 
BMA0D211Audience, Message, ContentVisual Arts endorsement/ Communication endorsement/ Commercial Music endorsement / Intermedia Core15675 Credits level 5 BMA core including BMA0A150  Word Image Sound  
BMA0D230Music in ContextCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0D211 and BMA0R135 
BMA0D235DMusic Production 2 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R230B Music Production 1 
BMA0F200Moving Image: Technology 1Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156BMAXX100BMA0A150 and 45 credits at level 5 
BMA0F215Film and Video Drama Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156BMA0F200 and BMA0F220 
BMA0F220Screenwriting and Narrative Studies Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156

(Visual Arts Endorsement)
BMA0A106 and
BMA0A110 and
BMAXX100

30 BMA credits at Level 5.
(Total 75 credits)

 
 
BMA0F226Moving Image: Technology 2Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image156BMA0F200 and BMA0F220 
BMA0G205Graphic Design: TypeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X141 
BMA0G210Illustration: Concept and MediaVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 
BMA0G215Graphic Design: Grid Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X141 
BMA0G225Design Technology Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G230Graphic Design: IntegrationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0P205Photography and Cultural Representation Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0D211 and BMA0P230 and BMA0P210 
BMA0P210ViewpointsVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X150 
BMA0P230Technical Workshop OneVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X150 
BMA0P235Technical Workshop TwoVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0D211 and BMA0P230 
BMA0R230BMusic Production 1Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R115 
BMA0R235BSongwriting 1 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R115 and BMA0R135 
BMA0R250Music Studies 3 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R135 
BMA0R255Music Studies 4Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R250 
BMA0T230Sculpture MethodVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Painting /Sculpture156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMABT201Generative PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Sculpture/Painting 156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMABT205Image, Text and StructureVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Sculpture/Painting 156BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Painting / Sculpture modules  
BMACP601Intermediate Performance Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 306BMACP503BMA0R135 
BMACP602Intermediate Ensemble Performance ACommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMACP502 
BMACP603Intermediate Ensemble Performance BCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMACP502 
BMADM200Sequential CompositionVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ General elective 156BMA0X141 or BMABT205 BMA0D211
BMADM205Interactive Design Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ Visual elective 156BMA0X141 
BMADM210Internet DesignVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ Visual elective156BMA0X141 
BMADM215Digital 3D ModellingVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ General elective 156BMA0X141 or BMABT205 
BMALX220Documentary: An Historical Overview Contextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX222Available Light: Theories of Photography Contextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX224Popular Music CultureContextual elective 156BMA0A150 
BMALX233Consumer Behaviour and SocietyContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX273After Postmodernism: Issues in contemporary art and designContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX280Eco DesignContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMASW205Songwriting 2Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core156BMA0R235B and BMA0R250 
BMAVX212Textile DesignVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A106 or BMFD504 or BMA0X141  
BMAVX230Business Practice for the Creative Industries Visual Arts endorsement/elective15660 Credits at Level 5 
BMAVX283Media Video and PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMAVX284Drawing through the Camera Visual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0X150 or BMXX120 and BMA0D211  
BMAVX298Contemporary DrawingVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A106 or by approval of Programme Manager 
BMAXX225Editing the Moving ImageVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A150 and BMAXX100  
BMAXX245Advertising WorkshopGeneral elective156BMA0D211 
BMAXX250BSound Design: Creating Sound for Visual ArtGeneral elective156BMA0D211 
BMAYX202BCreative Writing Workshop
Communication endorsement/elective 156  
BMAYX225Drama and PerformanceCommunication endorsement/elective 156One Level 5 degree module or equivalent 
BMAYX210Digital PublishingCommunication endorsement/elective 156BMA Not available for students majoring in Graphic Design (Requirement for JTO Diploma in Journalism). GradDipCom No Pre requisite  

Level 7

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD701Advanced Fashion Project Fashion design endorsement / core307BMAFD601 and
BMAFD602 and
BMAFD603 and
BMAFD604 and BMAOD211
BMAFD702
BMAFD702Management of Professional PresentationFashion design endorsement / core 157BMAFD601 and
BMAFD602 and
BMAFD603 and
BMAFD604 and BMAOD211
BMAFD701
BMA0B300Contemporary Strategies Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMA0D211 and three Level 6 Painting / Sculpture modules 
BMA0B325PaintingVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Painting/Sculpture 157BMA0D211 and either BMA0B215 or BMA0B210B 
BMA0D302Intermedia ProjectIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts Core courses 
BMA0D306Writing ProjectIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Core courses  
BMA0D307Feature WritingIntermedia157BMAVX206 or BMA0G230 
BMA0D315InternshipIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Core/Intermedia courses 
BMA0D340Career Development for the Creative IndustriesIntermedia157BMA0D211 
BMA0D345Portfolio ProjectIntermedia157Four Level 6 Core modules from Visual Arts stream or Moving Image pathway and BMA0D211 
BMA0D350InstallationIntermedia157BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 VA core.  
BMA0D363Commercial Music Project Intermedia157BMA0D230 and BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 Commercial Music Core/Intermedia courses 
BMA0D367Audio Post ProductionIntermedia157BMA0R230B or BMAXX250B or BMA0F200 
BMA0D380Fine Art Project Intermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts Core Courses. Communication and Commercial Music students may be eligible to take this module on the basis of an interview 
BMA0D391Freelance Project Intermedia157BMA0D211 as well as 60 credit L6 
BMA0D392Creative Industries ProjectIntermedia307BMA0D211 and 60 credits at Level 6. GradDipCom: Professional portfolio consideration, other pathways by application and approval of Media Arts Programme Committee.
BMA0F340Moving Image ProductionCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Moving Image 157(Communication Endorsement)
BMA0Y101 and BMA0Y102 and
BMAXX100 and 30 credits at level 5.
(Total 75 credits)
or
(Visual Arts Endorsement)
60 BMA credits at Level 5 andBMAXX100
(Total 75 credits)
 
BMA0F350Advanced DramaCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 157BMA0F215 and BMA0D211 
BMA0F360Film and Video Project 2Communication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Moving Image modules 
BMA0F362Film and Video Project 1Communication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 307BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Moving Image modules 
BMA0F365Advanced ScreenwritingCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 157BMA0F220 and BMA0D211 
BMA0G310Graphic Design: DimensionsVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 design modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G330Graphic Design: PublicationVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 Design Modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G335Graphic Design: IdentityVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 Design Modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G345Graphic Design: ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design15730 CR L7 Design Modules  
BMA0G355Illustration ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design/Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and BMA0G210  
BMA0G365Narrative IllustrationVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design/Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and BMA0G210 
BMA0J301News Production 1 Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 modules  
BMA0J302News Production 2Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0J303 and BMA0J301 
BMA0J303News Practice 1 Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 communication modules  
BMA0J304News Practice 2 Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0J303, BMA0J301 
BMA0P335Documentary PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BM0D210\BM0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0P340Photography PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0P345Advertising PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses  
BMA0P355Photography ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0T310SculptureVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMA0D211 and either BMA0T230 
BMABT300Contemporary Art ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMABT205 and BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Painting / Sculpture courses 
BMABT305Advanced Contemporary Art Project Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMA0D211and three Level 6 Painting / Sculpture courses  
BMABT306Contemporary Art Project 2Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 307BMA0D211, and 3 x Level 6 Painting/Sculpture courses or approval by Programme Manager 
BMACP701Performance Project Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/ Contemporary Music Performance 307BMACP601, BMA0R255 
BMACP702Ensemble Performance ProjectCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/ Contemporary Music Performance 307BMACP602, BMACP603 or BMACP601 
BMADM3003D AnimationVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMA0D211 and BMADM215 
BMADM305Digital Contemporary ArtVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 1572 Level 6 Digital Media courses  
BMADM310Advanced Internet DesignVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMADM210 and BMA0D211 
BMADM315Moving Graphics Visual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMADM200 and BMA0D211 
BMADM320Interactive Multimedia SystemsVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMADM205 and BMA0D211 
BMAMP305Electroacoustic MusicCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Music Production 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Commercial Music core / Intermedia courses  
BMAMP315Post Production and MasteringCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Music Production 157BMAMP305  
BMAPA301Organisational Communication Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations 157BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 core modules  
BMAPA302Applied Public Relations Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations157BMA0D211 and four level 6 core modules. 
BMAPA303BBrand Campaign Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations / Intermedia157BMA0D211 and four level 6 core modules.  
BMAPA304Advertising StrategiesIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four L6 Modules. 
BMAPA305Project Management for the Creative IndustriesCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/ Public Relations/ Visual Arts Endorsement/ Intermedia15760 Credits at Level 6 
BMASW305Instrumental CompositionCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting 157BMASW315 and BMA0D211 
BMASW315Song ArrangingCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Commercial Music core/Intermedia modules  
COGD301Professional Writing and Technical CommunicationIntermedia 1574 x Level 6 core modules plus BMA0D211 Audience Message Context module. 

 

Career/Further Opportunities

The Bachelor of Media Arts will give you the skills for work in fields including illustration, arts education, and arts administration and management, as well as being a practicing artist.

Check out what some of our graduates are doing here

Application Process

  1. Check that you meet the entry criteria
  2. Submit your application to enrol form 
  3. Receive acknowledgement of your application
  4. Application assessed by the Bachelor of Media Arts review panel. If you do not meet the direct entry criteria you may be required to attend an interview. If this is the case you will need to bring a portfolio with you to the interview.
  5. Application outcome - You will receive a letter advising you of the outcome of your application
  6. Confirmation of entry - Letter confirming placement to be returned to the School

If a portfolio is required, it should contain:

A selection of work that forms a cohesive series. From this we want to understand that you are capable of developing a body of related work, and the way your ideas were investigated and developed. As a guide, we would expect around 15 pieces, or a moving image work with supporting material, i.e.:

  • A series of paintings and their related drawings, or
  • A series of sculptures / carvings with drawings

If you have completed NCEA level two or three in a visual arts or materials/ design technology subject, we encourage you to include images of those NCEA submissions in your application portfolio.

You may submit your work in digital or analogue format.

Any Questions?

Let us know if you have any questions about the application process, phone us on 0800 294 6832.

 

Still a Secondary School Student?

Want to experience communication for a day? Talk to your STAR Coordinator or Careers Advisor about doing one of the following Wintec Tasters.

  • Developing Photoshop Skills (one day)
  • Developing Screenwriting Skills (two days)
  • Introduction to Editing for Moving Image (two days)
  • Introduction to Illustrator (two days)
  • Introduction to Life Drawing (two days)
  • Short Video Production and Development (one day)

​​​About the Faculty

This programme is offered by the School of Media Arts who provide innovative, interdisciplinary education that prepares students for careers in the creative industries.

Experienced staff and excellent facilities help you develop a unique range of skills and the ability to apply them in the professional world. Check out examples of student work, some of our successful graduates, Media Arts' Industry connections, all the latest news and events, and more.

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Entry Criteria

NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:

  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects including a Language Rich* subject; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above).

Or

  • 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects including 12 credits in a Language Rich* subject, or equivalent; or
  • a total score of 16 or less in four Sixth Form Certificate subjects including a Language Rich* subject, or equivalent; or
  • New Zealand University entrance or equivalent.

*(History, Classics, Media Studies or English)

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International Language Test Score (IELTS) of 6.0 across all bands or equivalent.

Special Admission

Candidates who do not meet those entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20) or special admission (if aged 20 or over): In such cases entry will be dependent on candidates demonstrating a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme. 

 

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Pathways

Media Arts Pathway Diagram

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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