Graduate Diploma in Creativity (Digital Media)

Further your previous art or design experience by engaging in independent, cultural and collaborative projects. Enhance your portfolio and skills for the creative workplace.

The aim of this programme is to build your expertise in the digital media discipline, developing your creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and communication, for a career in digital media occupations. 

Graduates will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate advanced technical proficiency, artistry and understanding of digital media technology.
  • Use research and problem-solving skills, critical thinking and imagination when creating and developing innovative ideas, products, processes or presentations.
  • Demonstrate awareness of social and cultural diversity and tikanga Māori,  and respond appropriately in their creative practice.
  • Apply collaborative, entrepreneurial skills to contribute to a creative development project, within the discipline or in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate responsible, professional, ethical and sustainable business practice in community and/or commercial environments.

Careers

Opportunities within the creative industries include employment in public organisations, private companies, creative enterprises, portfolio careers, self-employment, roles in funding agencies, teaching and private tutoring (further training required for school teaching).

Entry Criteria

Domestic 

Bachelor degree in a creative discipline OR Ability to demonstrate equivalent practical experience, professional or educational experience appropriate to the Graduate Diploma’s digital media major discipline. 

If a prior degree was in a different creative discipline from the major offered in the Graduate Diploma, evidence of ability based on portfolio and/or interview is required. 

Portfolio evidence and/or interview is also required to demonstrate equivalent practical experience, professional or educational experience.

 

International

IELTS 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent) and academic requirements.