New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 6)

Develop your portfolio and personal style further with a deeper understanding of the skills industry professionals are looking for. Build on your skills, through image-making, creative and digital studio’s, and applied media. You need to have completed the level 5 programme or have an equivalent qualification, skills or knowledge to take part in this programme.

More detail about this qualification

Trimester 1 (or 2 for mid-year entry)

  • DM6008 Applied Media 3
  • DM6010 Digital Studio 3
  • DM6014 Creative Studio 1
  • DM6021 Image-Making Studio 3

Trimester 2 (or 1 for mid-year entry)

  • DM6009 Applied Media 4
  • DM6011 Digital Studio 4
  • DM6015 Creative Studio 2
  • DM6022 Image-Making Studio 4 

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 Technology 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

NB: It is helpful for students to have access to a laptop of sufficient capability and Adobe Creative Cloud software to meet programme requirements.

Entry requirements


New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 5) or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 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. 

On 1 September 2022, the operations of WelTec transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga).   As part of this, all existing WelTec programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga 

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