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New Arts Course for 2014

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4 December 2013
New Arts Course for 2014
A new arts certificate will be on offer at Whanganui UCOL next year, subject to NZQA approval. Whanganui UCOL Associate Dean of Creative Programmes Katrina Langdon confirms an application has been lodged with NZQA to deliver a number of short courses in a variety of Art Media during 2014 in Whanganui.

“The Certificate will appeal to practicing artists with an interest in up-skilling in a specific studio based art medium or technique. Possibilities include kiln formed glass, portraits in oils, raranga contemporary weaving, letter press and bookbinding, architectural glass, drawing from life, digital photography techniques, design for arts practitioners, film and digital art, glass bead and jewellery construction, earth sculpture, carving a Taonga in bone, screen printing, wearable arts construction and many more”, said Katrina.

Practicing artists from the community will be canvassed to help deliver the new Certificate. Involving the arts community in the delivery of qualifications was raised by the Joint WDC UCOL Taskforce, and brings new dynamic perspectives to the Arts in Whanganui. Katrina Langdon says that local artists, iwi and key stakeholders will play an important role in the future of arts education in Whanganui.

The Certificate in Studio Art Practice (level 5) has the potential to bring students from outside of Whanganui also.

These short courses for 2014 are in addition to work that has begun on researching a new arts degree for 2015.

UCOL will continue to deliver year three and year four of the Fine Arts degree and year two of the Glass Diploma in 2014.


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