Study fine art at The Learning Connexion.
Our programmes are unique because they are based on ‘learning by doing’. The practice is the theory. We ‘draw out’ rather than ‘stuff in’. In conjunction with tutors, students develop briefs which connect with the ideas they choose to explore. Tutors provide assistance for each student. We have created a distinctive approach which extends beyond the traditional limitations of ‘fine arts’ to help students understand how their creative process can be incorporated into all areas of their lives.
Anyone can study with The Learning Connexion; our only requirement is commitment. If you have previous experience in the arts, you can apply to start at a higher level. Please see the Recognition of Prior Learning page for more information about how to apply. For those with no previous experience, we offer a comprehensive foundation level programme, the Certificate of Art & Creativity - NZQA level 4.
All of our programmes can be completed full-time or part-time. Students can study on-site at our Wellington campus, or anywhere in the world via our study from home option.
We offer four qualifications
- Certificate of Art & Creativity - NZQA level 4 - full-time (6 months), part-time (1 year)
- Diploma of Art & Creativity - NZQA level 5 - full-time (1 year), part-time (over 2 years)
- Diploma of Art & Creativity (Honours) – NZQA level 6 - full-time (1 year), part-time (over 2 years)
- Diploma of Art & Creativity (Advanced) – NZQA level 7 - full-time (1 year), part-time (over 2 years)
NZQA ensures that New Zealand qualifications are reliable, robust and are recognised both nationally and internationally. Each level is based on the complexity of learning, with level 1 the least complex and level 10 the most (see NZQF levels). Each level has a designated credit value and qualification type.
Students can begin with the Certificate programme which provides them with a structured introduction to art and creativity. Students can then advance to the Diploma of Art and Creativity, and then the Diploma of Art and Creativity (Hons). This is followed by the Diploma of Art and Creativity (Advanced) which takes students further into exploring their practice.
TLC has a long-term commitment to every student. This is sustained during and after programme graduation via TLC Xpress, our online newsletter.