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Graduate Diploma in Creativity (Digital Media)

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

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Take your creative skills one step further by engaging in independent, cultural and collaborative projects. Enhance your portfolio and skills for the creative workplace or further and higher education. Learn from industry experts alongside like-minded individuals.

What you will learn

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

Graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate advanced technical proficiency, artistry and understanding of creative technologies.
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 Maori, 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.

More detail about this qualification

Trimester one (or 2 for mid-year entry) courses
Trimester two (or 1 for mid-year entry) courses

Career options

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

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


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

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