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open poly  Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Yoobee School of Design

  Yoobee School of Design is now offering a pathway to the final year of the Open Polytechnic Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSci) for graduates of Yoobee level 6 and 7 Diplomas*.

 Auckland Campus Pathway
The one-year programme features a blended onsite/online-learning model, with students studying at Auckland’s City Road campus under Yoobee tutors, while leveraging Open Polytechnic’s online learning resources.at Yoobee Auckland Campus.

 Wellington Internship Pathway
This two-year programme involves 20 hours of work and 20 hours of study per week. The interns put their skills in graphic design and web development to use assisting in the development of next generation learning experiences at the Open Polytechnic, and simultaneously working towards their Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

*Contact us for more information about which diplomas are required.

Yoobee School of Design also has formal degree pathways in place with a number of other institutions. The agreements provide Yoobee School of Design graduates with the opportunity to cross credit into degree programmes with the institutions listed below. All applications are considered on a case by case basis.

wintec Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) in Hamilton 

Digital Media (Advanced) graduates can apply for direct entry to year 3 of Wintec's 3-year Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts) degree provided they get a grade of at least 60% in Yoobee School of Design's DMA course.

Yoobee School of Design applicants are required to submit an application to study and undertake an interview.

Applicants would have to take one year 2 paper 'BMA0D211 Audience Message Context', four Design core modules, two Intermedia modules and one free choice module.

whitecliffe Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in Auckland 

Digital Media (Advanced) graduates can apply for direct entry to year 3 of Whitecliffe's 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Whitecliffe will even consider allowing DMA graduates who have produced an exceptional standard of work in DMA to enter at year 4).

All applications are treated on a case-by-case basis.

In year 3 Yoobee School of Design applicants would have to take one year 2 module called '1052 Social Science' along with the four compulsory modules that all year 3 students take and they would then have to choose one, rather than the usual two, optional modules.

In year 4 Yoobee School of Design applicants would do the three compulsory modules that all Whitecliffe students do.

whitireia Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Porirua

Digital Media (Advanced) graduates can apply for direct entry to year 3 of Whitireia's 3-year Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Arts and Design) degree.

Yoobee School of Design applicants must submit a portfolio including visual diary research and evidence of writing ability.

They may be required to do some 'catch-up' work on reporting and academic writing otherwise they would follow Whitireia's usual year 3 programme.

unitec Unitec in Auckland

Digital Media (Advanced) graduates can apply for direct entry to year 3 of Unitec's 3-year Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Graphic Design and Animation) degree. In gaining Yoobee School of Design's DMA diploma, Unitec require you to have passed all three theory modules in the DMA course - Art History, Design History and Professional Practices (passing these is already a requirement to pass the diploma).

You will be required to submit a portfolio with your application.

You will be interviewed by Unitec staff and will be required to take to the interview evidence of your academic performance at both levels 6 and 7, this will usually mean copies of your Yoobee School of Design transcripts.