New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 5)

From day one you’ll use digital design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, cameras and more. Work with a mix of media such as motion graphics and virtual reality, or apply digital techniques to create physical works. Develop your creative thinking skills.

What you will learn

  • Graphic design and print techniques
  • Interdisciplinary practice on industry based projects
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Digital and film photography essentials
  • Videography and moving image
  • Animation design and software
  • Jewellery-making and design
  • Virtual and mixed reality development with industry standard software
  • Learn how to think analytically, write and communicate concepts

Career options

  • Digital 3D modeller
  • Digital media designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Graphic designer
  • Creative technologist 

Entry criteria

It is helpful for students to have access to a laptop of sufficient capability to meet programme requirements.

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 4), 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 students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Further study options

Bachelor of Creativity (Level 7)