Certificate in Visual Arts and Diploma in Visual Arts

If you’d like a taste of design or art then a Certificate or Diploma in Visual Arts is the way to go. You’ll be introduced to the basics of art and design - creative thinking, visual communication, specialist skills and critical awareness - through a flexible programme of study with lots of choice. No portfolio is required, just passion.

You’ll study with art and design degree students in a range of studio and lecture-based courses. These exciting electives cover everything from critical and contextual studies, to social media, painting, and digital fabrication. This can be a good way to develop your portfolio for entry to the degrees. If you are later accepted into the BDes or BFA, you can credit courses you have already completed to your degree (by surrendering the certificate or diploma).

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Certificate is 60 credits. Diploma is 120 credits.
  • Available for international students studying in NZ only.

Want to apply? 

Click here to apply for the Certificate in Visual Arts and Diploma in Visual Arts. Applications close on 13 January each year. However late applications will be considered subject to space and availability.

More information

CoCA Yellow Book 2019  creative arts 2020