Electronic Arts

 

The Electronic Arts studio enables you to explore a wide range of approaches to art using new media and old technologies including film, video, animation, sound, online communities, augmented reality, performance, and installation.

Explore the blurred boundaries between still and moving images, computer graphics and communication technologies to develop your own unique art practice in a field that is constantly shifting and evolving.

 

PROGRAMMES

Level 5 Digital Media and Photography

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; part-time not available
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This hands-on programme covers all aspects of photography and video production and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for any career in professional photography, video, moving image and related fields. It provides a perfect pathway to the Bachelor of Design (Communication) or Bachelor of Visual Arts.

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester one in both year one and two)
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by end of January

Begin to build the skills and degree-level portfolio you need to apply for our Bachelor of Design (Communication or Fashion) or the Bachelor of Visual Arts, or prepare for a junior role in a creative workplace. During this open entry programme, you'll develop your research skills, learn about creative processes and materials, and create your own art and design projects. Many students then move into our New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) or the New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) to gain the well-rounded skills you need for degree-level study. Studying these Level 4 certificates could also lead to a negotiated pathway towards the Bachelor of Design (Product) or Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester one in both year one and two)
  • Level 4
  • Starts 18 July 2022
  • Apply by 30 June

Learn how to be creative on the computer! Build the skills and degree-level portfolio you need to apply for our New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5), Bachelor of Design (Communication), or Bachelor of Visual Arts, or prepare for a junior role in a creative digital workplace. During this open entry programme, you'll develop your skills in graphic design, digital photography, web design, digital illustration, animation and interactivity. By studying the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) before you do this programme, you'll gain the well-rounded skills you need for degree-level study. Studying these Level 4 certificates could also lead to a negotiated pathway towards the Bachelor of Design (Product) or Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

Level 6 Digital Media and Photography

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; part-time not available
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This commercially-focused programme will help you develop your photographic practice to a professional level. Whatever kind of career you want to have across professional photography, video or film – this programme will help you develop an industry-ready practice and portfolio, along with the specialised skills you need to succeed as a professional. You will work in workshops and on projects with live briefs and clients.

Bachelor of Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible.

Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

If you already hold a degree and would like to develop your fine arts skills, this programme offers you the chance to carry out an intensive course of study, tailored to suit your individual goals and requirements.

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Ideal if you are a high achiever who intends to pursue further study, this research-focused programme culminates in an exhibition and writings demonstrating your intellectual rigour and professional expertise.

Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • Six months full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

If you are seeking initial engagement in postgraduate study this structured programme is for you! Create a body of critically engaged studio work and write a set essay on an aspect of related research methodology.

Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Fine Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art or low residency option
  • Two years full-time; four years part-time (flexible movement between these two options is possible)
  • Level 9
  • Starts March and September (preferred); flexible start dates are available
  • Apply anytime

Practicing artists will especially benefit from this in-depth research project, which has been benchmarked against national and international standards and culminates in a public exhibition and dissertation.

Master of Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art or low residency option
  • One year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts March and September (preferred); flexible start dates are available
  • Apply anytime

Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Lecturers and coordinators

Studio Co-ordinator

Mark Bolland, MA (RCA)
Mark has been teaching Electronic Arts and Photography at Otago Polytechnic since January 2012. He holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, London and has taught photography in the UK and New Zealand. He has written essays for exhibition catalogues, articles for publications such as Art New Zealand and his photographs have appeared in Photoworks, Afterimage and in Critical Dictionary published by Black Dog in 2011.

Senior Lecturer

Rachel Allan

Lecturers

David Green

Teacher Technician

Thomas Lord

 

Facilities

The Dunedin School of Art offers full electronic arts facilities and equipment including a computer studio, blackoutable project space, and HD projection room. Also on offer is an equipment store packed with film cameras, digital projectors, televisions, sound recording equipment and much more. Students are able to check out and borrow this equipment for use on their creative projects. The electronic arts studio discipline also has dedicated technical support staff to assist you with your needs.