Learn how to make your mark!
Design, in its simplest sense, comes down to making marks.
In this course, you’ll research how symbol, motif, and markings are used by cultural groups. You’ll use your research to develop your creative practice and make marks with meaning.
You can study fees-free
Tertiary education is fees-free for eligible first-time tertiary students on programmes level 3 and above. You may be eligible to study this course fee-free. Find out if you’re eligible for free study.
*At this stage, learners will be enrolled with Ara Institute of Canterbury, and complete the qualification online.
Benefits to you
Research cultural mark-making, motif, and symbol
Examples of mark-making include Māori Ta Moko, Japanese tattoo, Indian henna drawing, Indigenous Australian sand painting, and street art tags and graphs. In this course, you’ll explore cultural mark making, motif, and symbol.
Use a design brief to develop work using personal marks
You’ll use the design process to develop work using personal marks.
Explore your identity
You’ll explore your own identity via your connectedness to origin, culture, environment, and history.
Explore Adobe Creative Cloud
Access Adobe Creative Cloud at no extra cost. You will receive access to the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine, wherever you’re inspired. This is included within the displayed course fee. The creative cloud includes:
Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Audition, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks CS6, Adobe Flash Builder, Adobe Fresco, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Camera, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Prelude, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe XD
- Level: 4
- Credit: 15
- Course fee: $726.00 (domestic students). Includes GST.
- Duration: 10
- Indicative hours per week: 15
- EFTS: 0.125
How long will it take?
This course is delivered over 10 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15-credit course. To complete this course successfully in 10 weeks, you must be prepared to devote approximately 15 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level, the time commitment may vary.
Learners will need to study Creative Digital Skills and Creative Online Design before studying this qualification.
Learners will use Adobe’s Creative Cloud software suite whilst studying this programme of study.
The full system requirements for the Adobe software can be found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html
- Drawing supplies i.e pads, pencils, paints
- Access to a late model cellphone for video and photography
- Access to a DSLR Camera is recommended
- Access to a drawing tablet and pen. We recommend the brand Wacom
eCampus NZ is offered by seven of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through eCampus NZ are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.