Creative Technologies

Study Creative Technologies

Stand out from the crowd and take your passion to the next level. The programmes here give you the flexibility to get creative while at the same time gaining industry experience. Come and surround yourself with like-minded people and learn from tutors directly from the industry.


New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3)

Take the first step in your creative journey. Learn introductory knowledge and skills using materials and processes involved in creative design production.

  • Level 3
  • 17 weeks, full time

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

Get a taste for the fundamentals and principles of design, Adobe CC applications, photography and video production, digital fabrication (laser cutting, 3D printing) and 3D model making for film. Start developing your creative portfolio.

  • Level 4
  • 17 weeks, full-time

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

Apply physical and digital making skills to create portfolio ready work. Students will work on four exciting projects that combine a large range of art and design outcomes including: animation, drawing, front end web design, graphic design, photography, printmaking, and 3D model making for virtual environments.

  • Level 5
  • 1 year, full-time (part-time options available)

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6)

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.

  • Level 6
  • 1 year, full-time (part-time options available)

Bachelor of Creativity (Digital Media)

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.

  • Level 7
  • 3 years, full-time

Graduate Diploma in Creativity (Digital Media)

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.

  • Level 7
  • 1 year, full-time

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See more about Creative Technologies

The Creative Technologies programmes provide a rich and rewarding student experience in the heart of Wellington City. The tutors are passionate about their teaching philosophy which aims to combine visual arts processes (drawing, printmaking and photography) with creative technologies (3D printing, laser cutting and virtual reality) to create project content that is unique. Complimenting this, students develop expertise with Adobe CC to create a work ready portfolio.  
Our graduates work within a wide variety of design careers, including animation, 3D modelling, illustration, graphic, visual communication, web design and much more. Some work for Wētā Workshop, others are game designers working around the world. Some have started their own businesses in the creative industries. Overall, our graduates are determined to succeed, we keep in touch with them, and they continue to share their successes with us. 

Creative Technologies Programmes Overview

Create design in 2D and 3D media. Experiment with creative technologies including printmaking, photography, laser cutting, 3D printing and so much more to develop a specialism. Learn practical skills in your craft from tutors who are artists and designers themselves and are connected to industry. This discipline prepares students for a wide range of careers which include graphic/visual communication design, illustration, animation and motion graphics, web design, and prop making for set design in film. The overall aim of this programme is to build expertise in the discipline, by developing creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills.  

There are four ‘threads’ running through the creative technologies programme. These are:  

  1.  Image Making  
    Evidencing the hand and discovering the how ‘happy accidents’ made through visual arts and/or crafts practices are invaluable for creating original content in design. Drawing, printmaking and photography classes underpin these courses.  
  2. Design and Creative Studio 
    Understanding and applying the elements and principles of design are embedded in these studios. Graphic, illustrative and motion design outcomes are produced by using Adobe CC applications including InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects and Photoshop.   
  3. Applied Media  
    2D and 3D-making and modelling occur in these workshop courses. Concept drawings for imaginative worlds are realised through a process of physical prototyping, which utilises laser cutting, 3D printing and virtual reality skills.  
  4. Digital Studio  
    These courses encompass the digital world of design and creativity. Interactive Multimedia design is the primary focus, that includes Website design, Mobile app prototyping, Interactive media and animation and 3D modelling and visualisation for screen-based content. 

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