Otago Polytechnic

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

Location

Dunedin

Duration
Six months full-time; one year part-time
Credits
60 (Semester 2)
Level
4
Start
23 July, 2018
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    19 February 2018
    16 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

Develop the skills needed to produce creative and effective outcomes using current digital technology.

Project options in digital photography, digital illustration, web design, moving image, animation and interactivity will allow you to develop real-world skills and a portfolio of work for application to higher level study.  

The School of Design is internationally recognised as a great place to study art and design. You will be part of a vibrant creative culture with access to extensive facilities and guidance and support from highly skilled and enthusiastic tutors.

Student advisor: Pam Hodgkinson pam.hodgkinson@op.ac.nz

Programme information: Morgan Oliver morgan.oliver@op.ac.nz

Entry requirements
  • Open entry.
  • If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate an overall minimum IELTS (academic) score of at least 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

Other requirements

  • A portfolio or other evidence to demonstrate creative work.
  • Applicants may also be required to attend an interview.
Portfolio

Your portfolio should be a comprehensive view of your current creative achievements, potential and commitment and include the following:

  • A cover letter explaining why you have chosen this programme and outlining your future goals
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A selection of, but not limited to, sketches/drawings, animations or whatever you feel is visually informative about yourself and your abilities

As a general rule, you should limit your portfolio to no more than 10-12 chosen works showing a variety of techniques and interests.

The portfolio may be submitted in a clearfile, in digital format or uploaded online (15MG file limit applies).

You will study

Four x 15 credit courses

  • Creative Digital Skills : Develop skills in digital design and photography with practical applications to print and screen solutions
  • Creative Online Design: Developing an understanding of digital citizenship and how to develop an online practice.  Managing and designing content for blogs, web design etc. 
  • Animation and interactivity: Learn basic skills for creating animations and moving image
  • Symbolism and identity: A research project whereby students learn about symbol motifs and markings and the connection to cultural identity with a particular focus on iwi Māori cultural practice.
Additional costs

You will receive a list of basic requirements to be purchased during the first week (some class materials are supplied). 

Student loans and 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. 

Disclaimer

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.

 

Disclaimer

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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