Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts

Otago Polytechnic

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 for 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 proposal for studio work with associated practical examples 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:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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