Otago Polytechnic

Bridging options

Don’t have the required academic qualifications to study a Design programme you're interested in? Or maybe you aren't sure what to study?

Don't let this stop you! We have lots of options that act as a stepping stone to the programme of your choice. 

 

 


Not sure where to start your learning journey?

EXPLORE THE PATHWAY

Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester one in both year one and two)
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

No matter what direction your creative career takes, you'll benefit from having the ability to learn and apply creative processes, methods and technologies in both art- and design-based studio projects. This programme is great preparation for further study in any creative programme. Successful completion of this Certificate and the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) will prepare you for application to the Bachelor of Design (Communication, Fashion or Product), Bachelor of Architectural Studies or the Bachelor of Visual Arts.

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester two in both year one and two)
  • Level 4
  • Starts July 2020
  • Apply by 30 June

Project options in digital photography, digital illustration, web design, video production and moving image, animation and interactivity will allow you to develop real-world skills and a portfolio of work for application to higher level study. Successful completion of this Certificate and the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) will prepare you for application to the Bachelor of Design (Communication, Fashion or Product), Bachelor of Architectural Studies or Bachelor of Visual Arts.

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July 2020
  • Apply by 30 June

Got a passion for fashion and wondering how to transform that enthusiasm into a career in the fashion industry? Look no further! Embark on this hands-on qualification to acquire the technical skills, knowledge and industry-awareness necessary for further study in the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) or to gain entry-level roles assisting with design, styling, retail/merchandising, and basic garment construction.