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New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

STARTS: February 2021
Timaru, Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Gain foundation skills for employment or further studies in creative environments.

This programme provides an introduction to creative thinking.

It will prepare you for further tertiary study and give you transferable skills necessary across many industries. You'll be given opportunities to develop strategies in idea generation, problem solving, and visual and oral communication. You'll also be introduced to a variety of digital, visual, interactive and hand-rendered media as tools to communicate creative ideas and solutions to problems. Part-time up to 3 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$3,060 - $3,360 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,290 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,150 - $3,550 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,630 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

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.

You are required to submit a portfolio or other evidence to demonstrate their creative work, and may be required to attend an interview.

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.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

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.
  • 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 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 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

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

Study pathways

This qualification provides a pathway to higher level diploma or degree-level study in creative subjects.

Recommended school subjects

  • Design
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Graphics
  • English

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Gain foundation skills for employment or further studies in creative environments.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2869
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 60
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2869-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$3,060 - $3,360 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,290 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,150 - $3,550 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,630 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Additional Entry Requirements

You are required to submit a portfolio or other evidence to demonstrate their creative work, and may be required to attend an interview.

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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.

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