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Bachelor of Applied Arts (Arts Management)

Research the business practice, and legal and ethical requirements involved in arts management. LEVEL 7
Level 7 programme​

This major builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the first two years of study on the Bachelor of Applied Arts. It provides the opportunity to research the business practice, and legal and ethical requirements involved in arts management. Students will be given the opportunity of practical application, through organising events during their third year of study.​​​

Entry Requirements

Whitireia Degree Requirements

NCEA Level 3 awarded, with at least three approved subjects of 14 credits each at Level 3

Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing (from NZQA specified list)

Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627 (all three required)


A minimum of 72 credits at Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits with merit or excellence, including degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy

International Baccalaureate (IB): award of the full IB Diploma (24 points or higher), including English A1 at either Higher or Standard Level and any mathematics subject


A minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff at A or AS level; including grade D or better in at least three subjects (from the NCEA approved list); minimum grade E in AS English and minimum grade D in IGCSE mathematics or any mathematics passed at AS level


Evidence of successful completion of high school studies overseas or recent tertiary study at Level 4 and/or relevant work experience (paid or unpaid); application considered on a case-by-case basis with entry granted at the discretion of the Faculty Dean


Minimum IELTS 6.0 (no lower than 5.5 in any band), or equivalent

Portfolio Requirements

All applicants must submit at enrolment an indicative portfolio of work showing ability in visual art/design.

Portfolios should be one of the following:

  • NCEA Level 3 portfolio or equivalent personal portfolio
  • Arts/Digital Media certificate programme portfolio
  • Portfolio of personal work or any other relevant practical work

The portfolio may include a selection of the following:

  • Sketchbooks/workbooks showing the development of ideas
  • Drawings, including both working drawings and finished works
  • Photographs, slides or CD-ROM files relevant to the applicant's field of study
  • Finished works in the medium in which the applicant wishes to study

Portfolios will be examined for evidence of the applicants potential to develop the following attributes:

  • Technical skills in major studio speciality areas
  • Drawing skills
  • Design processes and concept development​

Campus Starts on Duration
Porirua 2017: 13 February Three years, full-time

Domestic Fees: $6,852 (per year)

International Fees: $19,950 NZD (per year)


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Whitireia Degree requirements – see Full Course Details;  evidence of suitability based on interview and portfolio

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

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