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Digital Creativity Foundation Programme

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Foundation Course


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


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Immerse yourself in the creative arts community while discovering your passion for game development, post-production and visual effects for film, animation, or graphic, motion, web or mobile design. With background knowledge in each discipline, this course will prepare you to apply to any of our exciting degree programmes.

What you'll cover in this course

The Digital Creativity Foundation programme of study comprises of two certificates: the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design and the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design. Each certificate is worth 60 credits and contributes to the completion of the overall programme.

Topics covered during the Digital Creativity Foundation programme include:

  • Fundamentals of Visual Communication
  • Digital Design and Media Design (including digital video production, web and motion graphic design)
  • Concept Art
  • 3D Design
  • An introduction to Game Design.

Careers & Industry

Industry Insights

Want a taste of what it will be like working in the fields of creative and digital technologies? Our Digital Creativity Foundation programme offers exactly the introduction you'll need. You'll be working in a studio-like environment and will become accustomed to deadlines, managing and collaborating on projects, and presenting your ideas.

Whether you aspire to work in game art and development, post production and visual effects for film, animation, or the fields of graphic, motion, or web and mobile design, the Digital Creativity Foundation programme of study aims to prepare school leavers or adult learners who can demonstrate introductory skills and experience in design for Media Design School’s Bachelor degree programmes or for employment in entry level roles in the creative industries.

Entry criteria

All applicants need to provide: NCEA Level 2 (or International equivalent); Candidates without NCEA Level 2 (or international equivalent) will be assessed by the Programme Co-ordinator

International students must be at least 18 years of age and have an IELTS score of 5.5 - or equivalent, with no band score lower than 5.

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