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New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study



45 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jun 2024


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The Diploma in Creativity (Level 6) programme encourages you to be self-driven and is all about consolidating your creative practice.

The aim of the Level 6 programme is to increase your understanding of the creative process and develop a sustainable practice. You will continue to work from your core drivers and areas of interest, to develop transferable skills in creativity. These may be applied effectively to a wide range of industry roles and/or higher tertiary study.

Programme Requirements

Initiate. Creativity Project 1:

Initiate, visualise and develop multiple projects based on your existing practice

This project should take about 7 weeks (Full Time - FT) 14 weeks (Part time - PT)

Analyse patterns, Creativity Project 2:

Review the work you are now making and consider how it contributes to your creative goals

This project should take about 4 weeks (FT) 8 weeks (PT)

Present. Creativity Project 3:

Create and present a well developed body of work/creativity project/s

This project should take about 17 weeks (FT) 34 weeks (PT)

Apply. Creativity Project 4

Engage with your audience/followers through your work and expand your network

This project should take 3-4 weeks (FT) 6-8 weeks (PT)

Recognise. Creativity Project 5:

Review how your work recognises and uses the creative practices of different communities, cultures and disciplines

This project should take 2-3 weeks (FT) 4-6 weeks (PT)

Creativity; Thinking for a Change (CTFAC)

If you have received recognition of prior learning (RPL) and have joined TLC at Diploma level 5 you must also complete the Creativity; Thinking for a Change (CTFAC) class. You can do this either by attending on-site classes or by looking under 'Getting Started' on ORA - our Online Resource Area on this website.

Start Date: Onsite students may start either at the beginning of Term 1 in February, or at the beginning of term 2, 3 or 4, Distance Delivery or Blended learning students may start on the 1st, 4th or 7th Monday during term time and at other times upon request.

Entry criteria

The qualification provides a pathway from the:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Fashion (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media & Design (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Nga Toi (Level 5)

Students who have not completed at the previous programme level can apply for entry using TLC’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. (Note: acceptance via the RPL process is not automatic. Evidence presented must demonstrate sufficient ability at the required level).

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