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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Certificate in Visual Arts

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Certificate in Visual Arts requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Certificate in Visual Arts shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification; and including:

(b) attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, with the approval of Academic Board or their delegate, relevant courses may be substituted for courses included in the Certificate in Visual Arts schedule beyond the normal permitted limits.


4. The Certificate in Visual Arts is awarded without endorsement.

Completion Requirements

5. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Certificate in Visual Arts

150106 Nga Hanga Whakairo: Traditional Māori Visual Art 15 credits

150107 Mata Puare: Studio IA 30 credits

150108 Mata Puare: Studio IB 45 credits

197119 Coding for Creative Practice 15 credits

197122 Digital Fabrication 15 credits

197123 Visual Identity Systems 15 credits

197191 Art and Design: Special Topic I 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197193 Contemporary Design Project 1A 15 credits

197194 Contemporary Design Project 1B 15 credits

198124 Modelling and Prototyping for Product Design 15 credits
R 198221

212100 Fashion Pattern Making 15 credits

212101 Fashion Construction 15 credits

213150 Painting 15 credits
R 213203

213151 Contemporary Sculpture 15 credits
R 213204

213154 Contemporary Drawing 15 credits

213155 Drawing the Body I 15 credits

221100 Photography as an Agent of Change 15 credits

222104 Printmaking 15 credits
R 222209

237117 Māori Art and Design Studio I - Toi Atea 15 credits
R 197117

237130 Communication for Makers 15 credits
R 237101, 237114

237131 Conversations in Creative Cultures 15 credits
R 237102

289100 Introduction to Screen Arts 15 credits

289101 Introduction to Web Development 15 credits

289102 Visualisation for Media Production 15 credits

289103 Introduction to Animation 15 credits

289104 Introduction to Visual Effects 15 credits

289105 Introduction to Digital Video Production 15 credits

289106 Introduction to Game Development 15 credits

289107 Introduction to Audio Production and Sound Design 15 credits

289108 Introduction to Animatronics and Modelling 15 credits

289110 Introduction to Time-based Editing 15 credits

289111 Introduction to 3D Modelling and Texturing 15 credits

289112 Introduction to Film Production 15 credits

289113 Introduction to Media Technology 15 credits

289114 Intro to Programming for Interactive Projects 15 credits

289115 Introduction to Producing and Directing 15 credits

289116 Introduction to Immersive Media 15 credits

289117 Introduction to Factual Production 15 credits

289120 Working with Scripted Material 15 credits
R 289220

289150 Professional Cultures 1 15 credits

289190 Screen Arts: Special Topic 1A 15 credits

289191 Screen Arts: Special Topic 1B 15 credits

289192 Screen Arts: Special Topic 1C 15 credits