New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6)

Build on the Level 5 diploma (or equivalent qualification, skills or knowledge), which is a prerequisite for this programme. Build on your skills, through image making, creative and digital studio’s, and applied media courses.
Career options 
  • Animator (includes character design, story boarding, 3D model making)
  • Brand designer (includes visual identity design)
  • Creative Technology designer (media effects and animation for film, video and gaming) 
  • Graphic and/or visual communication designer (includes digital and print)
  • Illustrator (includes traditional and digital)
  • Motion graphics designer (2D and 3D design and animation)
  • Web designer

NB: It is helpful for students to have access to a laptop of sufficient capability and Adobe Creative Cloud software to meet programme requirements.

Entry criteria

Under 20

NCEA (Level 3) including credits from at least one of the following subjects: Art History, Practical Art (including design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture) or Design and Visual Communication; or New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 5), or equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience

20+ years 

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

Course Selections
Level 6, NZ2868 Diploma of Creativity (WelTec only)

Tri 1 (or 2 for mid-year entry)




DM6008 Applied Media 3

15 CR 17 Weeks

DM6010 Digital Studio 3

15 CR 17 Weeks

DM6014 Creative Studio 1

15 CR 17 Weeks

DM6021 Image-Making Studio 3

15 CR 17 Weeks

Tri 2 (or 1 for mid-year entry)

DM6009 Applied Media 4

15 CR 17 Weeks 

DM6011 Digital Studio 4

15 CR 17 Weeks

DM6015 Creative Studio 2

15 CR

17 Weeks 

DM6022 Image-Making Studio 4 

15 CR 17 Weeks


120 CR  
Further Study Options

Graduate Diploma in Creativity (Level 7)

Bachelor of Creativity (Creative Technologies)