Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6)* - Ceramics programme


Dunedin School of Art 

One year full-time; part-time options

On campus at the Dunedin School of Art 

February 2019
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    18 February 2019

Continue to explore ceramics.  

The Ceramics Studio at Otago Polytechnic is the largest in the country and the department has strong partnerships across the country. During this programme, you will gain leadership and professional practice skills to manage projects/briefs and present your work in a real-world context.

Upon successful completion, progress into our Bachelor of Visual Arts to broaden your skill set and career opportunities. 

*subject to final approval

Coming soon!

Watch this space for more details including course content. To discuss the programme, please email ebsART@op.ac.nz 

Entry requirements 
  • Level 5 qualification in the same or related field OR equivalent knowledge and skills demonstrated through a portfolio. 
  • For those over 20, there are no minimum academic entry requirements. 
  • For those under 20, special entry may be possible for those that supply evidence of ability to succeed in the programme. 

All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language:

  • must demonstrate English Language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.5 OR
  • must provide acceptable alternative evidence of English language proficiency depending on the visa decline rate of the country you are from. See here for acceptable evidence and visa decline rates by country.

Please note: All scores must be achieved in a single test completed in the preceding two years. You cannot combine scores from multiple tests. If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.

Additional documentation 

You must supply certified copies of proof of identity, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. 

Additional costs 

Material costs in addition to those provided vary according to individual projects. As an indication, you may borrow up to $1,000 in addition to your student allowance for programme-related costs (domestic students only). 

Student loans/allowances

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful. 

Recognition of prior learning

If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. 


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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