The New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design comprises 120 credits. The programme can be studied full-time or part-time, and may require students to engage with evening classes and activities.
From time to time study may include field trips of one or more days in length, and in those instances there may be additional costs incurred by the student. In these instances students will be informed of the schedule and associated costs well ahead of time and the programme lecturers will endeavour to ensure the costs and arrangements are appropriate.
Students need to be aware of the physical requirements for operating in professional glass studio environments. Students will be advised to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the Programme Leader before the programme begins.
Upon successful completion of the UCOL NZ Diploma in Arts and Design (level 5), graduates will be eligible to apply by cross-credit to year 2 of the UCOL
Bachelor of Design and Arts
There are no work experience hours for this programme.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form
where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.
Please note that there are additional costs associated with the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design as follows:
- Allow approximately $200.00 for drawing and stationery supplies (dependent on personal preference)
- USB flash drive - Approximately $15.00 from Warehouse Stationery
- Allow up to $300.00 for glass (media) supplies (dependent on personal preference)