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New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design

CertificateFull-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 3 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2629

Domestic

$3,000 - $3,300

Starts

July

International

$10,960

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

Content

Learn how to use digital technology to express your creativity.

This programme is designed to give you experience in producing creative and effective outcomes using current digital technology.

You'll learn how to apply creative theory to practical, real-world projects. You'll also be given the opportunity to explore your own cultural and personal interests through research and practical application in design and creative contexts.

Career opportunities

This programme is intended as a pathway to higher level study.

Study pathways

This qualification provides a pathway into further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the fields of design, media and art.

Recommended school subjects

  • Design
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Graphics
  • English

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits.

    If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Additional requirements
  • Applicants are required to submit a portfolio or other evidence to demonstrate their creative work.

    Applicants may be required to attend an interview

English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

A selection process will occur based on application information (including; portfolio and academic achievement).

Where applications exceed places available, you may be waitlisted. The waitlist order will be based on the selection criteria above.

Next steps

Please complete:

  • An application and enrolment form

Application documents

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.