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New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media + Design (Level 4)

This course is available


Level of Study



18 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023




The programme culminates in the development of a portfolio for application to continuing tertiary study at Whitecliffe and/or elsewhere in New Zealand, or overseas.

The Certificate in Digital Media + Design focuses on the development of theoretical knowledge and technical skills related to visual communication and drawing techniques and their application within the graphic design space. Upon completion of the programme, students will have built on the foundation skills that can be further developed in Whitecliffe's degree-level programmes.

The emphasis of the Certificate in Digital Media + Design programme is on the understanding of critical thinking and technical processes as tools to solve for the design inquiry/brief. These are delivered through lectures, demonstrations, individual and peer discussions, and assignments of practical tasks and creative projects, both in-class as well as self-directed learning.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates will gain skills and knowledge to fill junior assistant and/or support roles in creative and/or arts industries.

Entry criteria

Minimum Age: Students must turn 18 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

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