Diploma in Visual Arts - level 6

It’s a flexible programme of study with lots of choice. You’ll be introduced to the basics of art and design:

No portfolio is required, just passion.

The Diploma in Visual Arts is made up of eight courses from the first year of our Bachelor of Fine Arts,  Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Screen Arts with Honours (previously known as Bachelor of Creative Media Production) and Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts qualifications.

Studying courses in the Diploma in Visual Arts can be a good way to develop your portfolio for entry to the Bachelor of Design with Honours or Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours.

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NZ$29,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Jul 2024

Start Month

Jun 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • July 2024
  • February 2025
  • July 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time