New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 5)

Take your passion further and develop your creative thinking skills. Learn about creative technology software, use 3D printers, laser cutters, cameras and more. Work with a mix of media such as motion graphics and virtual reality or apply digital techniques to create physical works.

More details about this qualification

Trimester 1 courses:

  • DM5012 Applied Media 1
  • DM5014 Digital Studio 1
  • DM5018 Design Studio 1
  • DM5022 Image-Making Studio 1

Trimester 2 courses:

  • DM5013 Applied Media 2
  • DM5015 Digital Studio 2
  • DM5019 Design Studio 2
  • DM5023 Image-Making Studio 2

Each course earns 15 credits, totaling 120 credits. 

Each course runs for approximately 17 weeks.

Career options

  • Animator (includes character design, story boarding, 3D model making)
  • Brand designer (includes visual identity design)
  • Creative technologies designer (media effects and animation for film, video and gaming) 
  • Graphic and/or visual communication designer (includes digital and print)
  • Illustrator (includes traditional and digital)
  • Motion graphics designer (2D and 3D design and animation)
  • Web designer 

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualification/work experience and evidence of suitability based on a portfolio of work.

20+ years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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