No matter where you live in the world you can study TLC’s New Zealand Creativity programmes through distance delivery. Here are some questions that relate directly to distance delivery students.
What can I study from home?
You can enrol in any one of our four National NZQA qualifications in Creativity:
What will I need to study from home?
• A reliable broadband internet connection is recommended
• A dedicated work space, preferably separate from any household distractions
• A computer (or a TV and DVD player) to watch our resource videos
• A digital camera, tablet, or smart phone with a camera is recommended
When can I start my programme?
Distance Delivery students may start their chosen programmes on most Mondays during term time, throughout the year.
What learning resources will I be given?
Certificate distance learning students will receive accompanying notes at the beginning of their programme. Our Advanced Diploma students receive a booklet of readings and a USB stick with a set of podcasts.
Do I have to follow all of the video resources and notes?
There are set requirements and assessment criteria for each programme level. The videos and notes are an extra valuable resource for students to help shape their programmes alongside their personal creative goals. These can be achieved through a combination of using the video/notes resources, fulfilling the set requirements, self-directed research and attending on-site classes.
We recommend that Certificate students do follow the resources to gain maximum benefit.
Your mentor or tutor will help you structure your programme to best fit your personal needs and level of confidence. See a sample of some of our video resources here.
How will I be supported as a Distance Delivery student?
All distance delivery students are assigned a mentor as their main point of contact. Your mentor will support and guide you as you work through your programme.
What expectations are there for Distance Delivery students?
Distance delivery has its own challenges and rewards. Students are expected to send in work regularly and stay in touch with their mentor.
Can distance delivery or casual students attend on-site classes?
Depending on class numbers and availability, distance learning and casual students can attend classes on-site. Registrations for classes open in week 2 and week 8 of each term. You can join on-site block, evening and weekend classes, without extra tuition fees. A limited number of spaces are available in mains classes.
You can register for classes online or by emailing Programme Support at [email protected]
How do I submit my art work?
Distance delivery students are expected to send work in regularly via courier, or digitally via email or our Workroom. Mentors will provide feedback on your work.
Can I study subjects like jewellery and knife making from home?
We have specialist on-site classes in subjects like jewellery and knife making. If you want to study specialist subjects like these from home, you will need to provide your own equipment.
Talk to your mentor or, if you are not enrolled, contact Distance Delivery Programme Support at [email protected] or calling 0800 ART POWER (0800 278 769) to discuss this possibility and the type of equipment you will need.
How do I enrol?
Click here to enrol