Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design 2018
For International Applications
Qualification Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design
Programme level: Level 5 to Level 7
Length: Three years
Start dates: 19 February
Study options: Full-time and part-time options available
Fees: $21,500 per year
Fees given are for 2016, include the student levy and GST.
Additional costs: $400 approximately for additional equipment,
e.g. Digital camera.
Upon completion of degree studies, students who
wish to attend the graduation ceremony will be required
to pay for hireage of their academic regalia.
Total no of credits: 360
Class times: Classes are scheduled between 9.00am and 3.00pm,
Monday through Friday
Level 5 - Approximately 20 hours in class
Levels 6 and 7 - Approximately 15 hours in class
Individual Study Hours: Level 5 - Approximately 20 hours self directed time
Level 6 & 7 - Approximately 25 hours self directed time
Location: Hawke's Bay Campus
Programme Secretary: The International Team
email: [email protected]
This three-year full time programme is New Zealand’s first project based creative degree.
Through engaging in a series of real life and in-house projects, utilizing various creative
disciplines including paint, sculpture, print, photography, video, CAD, graphic design and
The overall aim of this programme is to educate students to think creatively,
act professionally, and develop the technical skills needed to become practising
get our app A graduate of this degree is able to:
search ideaschool l Produce practice-based creative works from a critically engaged personal standpoint
informed by contemporary and historic contexts
facebook.com/ l Apply informed techniques, research based understandings, divergent thinking and
ideaschoolat aesthetic judgement to the conception and making of practice-based works
l Conduct research by creative practice
ideaschool.ac.nz l Sustain a studio practice employing principles of analytical and critical investigation
l Create a career plan for a creative practice based on sustainable manufacturing
processes meeting local and global creative contexts
l Make connections between project based methodology and indigenous models
l Respect the kaupapa and value of creative practice within Aotearoa New Zealand
l Identify and position their values relative to political, social, economic and
environmental frameworks that influence creative work
l Apply technical skills and professional competencies within a creative practice,
utilising emergent technologies and project management skills
l Work independently and collaboratively in the context of creative practice.
A person is eligible to apply for entry who:
l Has attained University Entrance (UE) OR
l Can satisfactorily prove that they have the potential to succeed on the programme
and is over the age of 20 by the official start date of their programme of study.
An offer of place on the programme will be extended to applicants who meet the entry
criteria and can demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the programme on
the basis of:
l A hand-written letter of application
l A portfolio of work that represents the applicant’s level of achievement
l An interview
l Evidence of ability to cope with the academic demands of the programme (for those
without University Entrance)
l Curriculum vitae (optional).
Programme dates 2017
Programme starts: 20 February 2017
Easter: 14 April - 18 April 2017
Holidays: 17 April - 29 April 2017
Term 2 starts: 01 May 2017
Queens Birthday: 05 June 2017
Semester one ends: 30 June 2017
Mid-year holidays: 03 July to 21 July 2017
Term 3 starts: 24 July 2017
Holidays: 02 Oct to 13 Oct 2017
Term 4 starts: 16 October 2017
HB Anniversary Day: 20 October 2017
Labour Day: 23 October 2017
Programme ends: 01 December 2017
Applicants who submit a formal application to enrol on the programme including a Job opportunities
handwritten letter, and who meet the entry criteria will be invited to submit a
portfolio of work and attend an interview. Applicants are also encouraged to bring l Painter
a workbook showing the creative process (e.g. drawings, designs, film/video etc) l Printmaker
to the interview. The purpose of the interview is to assess the applicants’ portfolio l Sculptor
of work and suitability for the programme. The interview provides an opportunity for l Illustrator
interviewing staff to confirm the authenticity of the applicant’s portfolio, and appraise l Spatial/interior designer
and discuss work in considering the applicant’s suitability for admission. It will determine l Furniture designer
whether an applicant is offered a place on the programme. l Graphic designer
l Web designer
The interviewers will include two or more academic staff. Applicants may enlist l Arts manager or administrator
whānau support. l Gallery or museum curator
Please note: this process means that those applicants who do not successfully complete
the selection process, even if they have achieved University Entrance, may still not be
offered a place on the Degree. Instead, they may be offered a place on the NZ Diploma or
Certificate of Visual Arts and Design.
International student entry criteria
If you do not have permanent residency in New Zealand, a different application
form, application process and fee structure applies. Please contact the International
Section on telephone +64 6 974 8902 for the correct application form and for further
information regarding fees.
English language entry requirement
Students are required to have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency.
This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study in English,
completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4), approved
scores on IELTS tests (6.0 Academic with no band score lower than 5.5), completion of
accepted international equivalents, or completion of an EIT assessment.
IELTS and Other English Test Scores
EIT uses IELTS Academic test scores as the primary indication of English ability for its
international students. Completion of a foundation programme, bursary examinations
in Year 13 of the New Zealand high school system and some bridging certificates may
also be recognised. EIT may, at its discretion, recognize other English language tests
such as TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge certificates. Where English was the language of
instruction throughout high school, EIT may waive the requirement for IELTS scores. In
such cases the English marks in the final year of high school will be used as an indication
of English ability.w
Entry with credit and Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL is the mechanism by which the programme ensures that students can be placed at an
appropriate level. On the basis of evidence provided at an interview and the presentation
of an application portfolio, students may be placed at higher levels, up to level 6 of
the programme. Students may be awarded credit for whole levels or projects of the
programme in this way. For information and enquiries about Recognition of Prior Learning
and Cross Credit please contact Nigel Roberts, telephone (06) 974 8000 ext 5055.
This qualification has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
This programme leads to the award of a nationally approved qualification. This
qualification may be delivered at a number of other tertiary institutes around New
Zealand. If you were to transfer to one of those other institutes you may be granted
academic credit for some of the papers completed but this is at the discretion of the other
institute. Please note: Fees are not transferable between institutes.
NOTE: If you intend to apply for Cross Credit or RPL (Recognition of Prior Leaning)
please do so BEFORE you enrol as you cannot apply after enrolment.
Programme information Subject areas
Throughout the delivery of the degree, students will learn through engaging in l Drawing and Design
projects. This project based learning (PBL) approach places the student at the l Graphic Design: Abode creative suite industry
centre of the learning experience, and allows for the embedding of theory and
practice within the project context. standard software, digital photography, video, 3D
rendering, web design
By weaving their way through the various projects that form this degree, students will l 3D Design: wood, clay, metal, plastics
learn the key skills, techniques, and theory needed to become professional creatives. l Furniture interior, spatial design including CAD
Some projects are individually focused, others are collaborative, some are prescribed, l Print: woodblock, silkscreen, photo-
others demand self-directed learning – and all projects are situated within the context of silkscreen, etching
the local, national and global creative world. l Paint: acrylics, oils, new media
l Intron press and 3D printing
Year one l Sculpture, clay, installation art
l Art & design history, theory
There are seven projects at Level 5. All seven projects are core to the degree. These l Research by creative practice
projects are largely prescribed, involve both individual and group learning, and include
the key foundational creative skills, techniques and theory required at degree level.
Students will complete five projects at Level 6. There is an opportunity in each semester
for students to choose between options.
The Level 6 projects are increasingly self-directed, ensure the development of a stronger
global understanding of creative industries, and include increasing professional skills such
as marketing and business management, as well as legal issues relative to the creative
Students will complete four projects at Level 7. There is an opportunity in semester
one to choose between three options: studio time, work experience or developing a
real-world commercial creative product. Upon completion of their option, students work
collaboratively across the entire cohort to develop a collective publication. In the final
semester, students then propose and ultimately work towards a large off-site end of
Formative assessment will occur within each project to provide feedback to students
about their progress and indicative grade. This formative assessment will typically be
referred to as ‘green lighting’, whereby students will be expected to meet a critical point
in the project timeline before proceeding any further.
Each project is then assessed summatively at the conclusion of the project.
For all summative assessment, each project will be assessed using the same domains,
with each domain weighted relative to the nature of the project.
The four assessment domains that will be applied to each project are:
l Creative Work
l Creative Process
l Professional Skills
Assessments methods may take the form of creative outputs, design or drawing
journals, essay writing, presentations and so forth. Some assignments will be individually
assessed while others will be group work.
Name Position Academic staff
Chris Verburg Head of School - Sound Engineering ideaschool is headed by Chris Verburg who has a
background in sound engineering, and brings over
Nigel Roberts Programme Coordinator - Visual Arts & Design 20 years experience in the New Zealand film industry
to his role.
Mazin Bahho Design/Spatial
The Programme Coordinator for Visual Arts and Design
Peter Baker Visual Arts/3D Design is Nigel Roberts. Nigel has worked at EIT since 2004. He
holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design from EIT and
Wellesley Binding Visual Arts/Painting a Masters degree from Elam School of Fine Arts at the
University of Auckland. Nigel is a practising artist in his
Linda Bruce Visual Arts/Ceramics own right and has exhibited both locally and nationally.
Anthony Chiappin Design/Graphics & Illustration The remaining teaching staff will bring a mixture a
generalised knowledge of visual arts and design theory
Jerry Gull Communication Design/Typography and practice, with specialised knowledge in particular
media areas. A list of current staff members is outlined.
Michael Hawksworth Visual Arts/Drawing
Roger Kelly Design/3D Design
Hayden Maunsell Technician
Alan Neilson Technician
Katherine Quinn Technician/Secretary Visual Arts/Illustration
Dr Bridget Sutherland Visual Arts and Design/Moving Image
Paula Taaffe Visual Arts/Painting
Mandy Rudge Visual Arts/Design Thinking
Jill Webster Visual Arts/Print
Diane Wilkie Design/Graphics & Photography
Victoria Nicolle Administrator
structure of the programmeBachelor of Visual Arts and Design programme structure
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12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
level 5 year 1 BVAD 5.10 BVAD 5.20 BVAD 5.30 BVAD 5.40 BVAD 5.50 BVAD 5.60 BVAD 5.70 in house exhibition 1 week
space & place self portrait pattern universe visionary structures ways of seeing documenting the world as a stage
visual arts & design
15 credits 5 weeks 15 credits 4 weeks 15 credits 4 weeks 15 credits 4 weeks 15 credits 4 weeks 30 credits 8 weeks
15 credits 4 weeks
individual e-portfolio individual e-portfolio
plan your life 1 1 week BVAD 6.11 local to global BVAD 6.50 design project BVAD 6.71 exhibition BVAD 6.20 competition project in house exhibition 1 week
level 6 year 2 30 credits 8 weeks 30 credits 8 weeks 30 credits 12 weeks 3 days per week
Structure of the Progamme 15 credits 4 weeks or
individual e-portfolio BACHELOR OF VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN
BVAD 7.10 studio project or BVAD 6.30 community project
45 credits 12 weeks BVAD 6.60 visual arts project 30 credits 12 weeks 3 days per week
30 credits 8 weeks
BVAD 7.20 dragon’s den BVAD 6.40 the business of being a visual artist & designer
45 credits 12 weeks 15 credits 12 weeks 1 day per week
BVAD 7.30 internship
plan your life 2 1 week BVAD 7.40 BVAD 7.50 BVAD 7.60 off-site exhibition 1 week
45 credits 12 weeks ideas of the year exhibition proposal exhibition project
level 7 year 3 individual e-portfolio
15 credits 4 weeks 15 credits 4 weeks visual arts
45 credits 12 weeks
Study pathway Direct entry:
Open entry OR
20 years of age
New Zealand Certificate in Art & Design L3 or over with relevant experience
Entry criteria Portfolio & interview
50 Level 2 NCEA credits
AND Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design
Portfolio & interview Level 5
New Zealand Certificate in Art & Design L4 Level 7
Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice Honors Employment options
Masters of Professional Creative Practice
Course Project Title Credit Semester Core
Value Offered Option
BVAD5.10 Space and Place 15 1 Core
To provide students with an initial experience of working in projects and of project-based learning. Students will
orientate themselves in relation to their peers, to EIT and Hawke’s Bay, as well as to the cultural context and the
context of visual arts and design.
BVAD5.20 Self-Portrait 15 1 Core
To engage students with the concept of becoming a creative practitioner. Students will explore where they have
come from; where they are; and the possibilities of: who they are going to be; who they want to be; where they
want to be.
BVAD5.30 Pattern Universe 15 1 Core
To build understanding that the patterns that can be observed throughout the universe are evidence of the
underlying order, structure and connectedness of all things. To use this knowledge to inform the making and
application of pattern in arts and design practice.
BVAD5.40 Visionary Structures 15 1 Core
To develop sculpture and 3D design techniques and methods with reference to historical, contemporary and
futuristic spatial structures.
BVAD5.50 Ways of Seeing 15 2 Core
To allow students to critically engage with different ways of seeing and of representing ideas. To create paint,
photography and moving image work that challenges the conventional ways of seeing.
BVAD5.60 Documenting Visual Arts and Design 15 2 Core
To develop students’ understanding of the ways to document creative practice, both as exterior to work and as
work itself. Students engage with a range of art historical texts to develop understandings of the contexts of art
and design. It is an opportunity for students to experience how to regard and utilise documentary strategies as
part of creative practices.
BVAD5.70 The World as a Stage 30 2 Core
To integrate everything the student has learned during the Level 5 year into a project that leads to a formal
exhibition. The key theme of this course is to connect back with the beginning, reflect on the learning process,
identify future directions and connect with the world. Students will initiate, conduct and manage a project.
Total - Level 5 credits 120
Course Project Title Credit Semester Core
Value Offered Option
BVAD6.11 Local to Global 30 1 Core
To investigate and analyse the impact of local and global issues on contemporary art/design practice.
Students will develop skills to evaluate and critique their own work and the work of relevant local and global
contemporary creative practitioners and then use this analysis to inform the establishment of their own
practice and a global presence via the internet.
BVAD6.20 Competition Project 30 1 Option
To provide students with the experience to carry out an authentic project, by participating in a visual arts or
design competition, either locally, nationally or internationally.
BVAD6.30 Community Project 30 1 Option
To provide students with the experience to carry out a authentic project, by making an creative contribution
to the community, either locally, nationally or internationally.
BVAD6.40 The Business of Being a Visual Artist and Designer 15 2 Core
To develop an understanding of the necessary and relevant business skills needed to successfully operate in the
dynamic environment of the local and global creative industries.
BVAD6.50 Design Project 30 2 Option
To complete a commercial design project from initiation to presentation to the client. Students will work to
industry standards using industry software and practices.
BVAD6.60 Visual Arts Project 30 2 Option
To complete a public visual arts project from initiation to presentation to a client or for exhibition.
Students will engage with professional expectations.
BVAD6.71 Exhibition Methodology 15 2 Core
Students will initiate and execute a studio project, producing works that synthesise the elements of process,
documentation and research within a studio methodology. The visual arts/design work created for this project
will be exhibited in the end of year in-house exhibition. The project will also prepare students for Year 3 Individual
Studio Project work.
Total - Level 6 credits 120
Course Project Title Credit Semester Core
Value Offered Option
BVAD7.10 Studio Project 45 1 Option
To develop a studio project that is visually and conceptually engaged, and is driven by clear aims and intentions.
Students will critically engage with contemporary/historical contexts within their own studio practice.
Students will apply high levels of self-evaluation, professionalism and communication to studio practice and projects.
BVAD7.20 Dragon’s Den 45 1 Option
To develop an understanding of the commercial realities of visual arts and design practice by applying creative
thinking skills towards developing a commercially viable idea to a prototype form and pitching that idea to a
panel of business investors.
BVAD7.30 Internship 45 1 Option
To provide professional working experience in a authentic/industry context. To provide opportunities for
students to engage in professional communication and industry dynamics and to enhance professional attitude
BVAD7.40 Ideas of the Year 15 1 Core
To provide students with an opportunity to showcase their work to the national visual arts and design community
by contributing to a collective and collaborative publication.
BVAD7.50 Exhibition Proposal 15 2 Core
To provide students with the opportunity to develop a well-researched proposal for an exhibition project, which
may either consist of producing visual arts or design work for exhibition, or organising an exhibition by applying
BVAD7.60 Exhibition Project 45 2 Core
To carry out the project for which a proposal was developed in BVAD7.50 Exhibition Proposal. The project is
either the creation of visual arts or design work for exhibition, or the organisation of a visual arts
and design exhibition.
Total- Level 7 credits 120
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