Do you love making things? Do you enjoy generating new and innovative ideas? Are you a natural problem solver? Does art and design capture your imagination? Come and surround yourself with like-minded people and learn from tutors connected to industry.
Take the first step in your creative journey. Learn introductory knowledge and skills using materials and processes involved in creative design projects.
Start developing your portfolio by continuing your art and design journey. Experiment with physical art techniques - use printmaking and photography to create fresh content for graphic design, illustration or web design. Test your 3-dimensional ideas using laser cutting and 3D printing techniques. Perhaps model making for film or game design is your thing!
Apply physical and digital making skills to create portfolio ready work. Ākonga will work on a range of exciting projects that combine a large range of art and design outcomes for graphic/visual communication, illustration, animation, 3D modelling, set design, and prop making for film or gaming.
Further develop your personal visual language and portfolio with projects that demonstrate skills that industry professionals are looking for. Begin to specialise in a career direction, for example branding, illustration or world building for gaming. Learn how to promote yourself in a competitive marketplace.
Stand out from the crowd and let your style shine with the final year of this programme. Build on the knowledge and skills you have acquired to create an industry-ready portfolio. Learn from industry professionals who will teach you the skills to be work-ready.
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.
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Use the knowledge and skills you already have to fast-track your qualification with minimum cost. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses or units can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your future diploma or degree.
The Creative Technologies programmes provide a rich and rewarding ākonga (student) experience at the Te Auaha campus in the heart of Wellington City. The programmes combine visual arts processes (drawing, printmaking and photography) with creative design technologies (Adobe CC, 3D printing, laser cutting, and virtual reality) to create project content that is unique. All work is centred on project-based learning; the project briefs are focussed on real world scenarios. Ākonga are supported in learning Adobe CC and will create a work ready portfolio at the end of the higher-level programmes.
Our graduates are multi-skilled. They can turn their hands to wide range of design careers including graphic/visual communication, illustration, animation, 3D modelling, web design, set design, and prop making for film. Some have found work with Wētā Workshop, others are game designers working around the world or have started their own businesses in the creative industries.