Graduate Diploma - VFX & Motion Graphics
Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies
- Length one academic year, full time
- Indicative Fees $8,360 NZD per year
$23,690 NZD per year (International)
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- Qualification Graduate Diploma
Level 7 (145 credits)
- Note This course will be offered subject to interest.
Students develop and deepen their skills and understanding in an open studio-based programme where they investigate, propose and produce a project (or series of projects) determined by their own interests within the broader creative technologies domain.
Students can choose to either work within a particular creative technologies discipline, or across disciplines, and can work towards either professional, academic, exploratory or experimental learning outcomes.
Teaching and learning approach
The course is student-centered with students being proactive independent learners, responsible both for what they learn and how they learn. The course provides a flexible framework, supportive environment and collaborative learning culture. Faculty guide students through their learning as mentors, with the focus on developing students' critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills. This enables them to become effective life-long learners.
At the beginning of the course, students complete a 'Learning Methods' component, where they become familiar with self-directed learning and research methods. With faculty guidance, students refine their objectives and produce an outline of their proposed investigation.
Research and Development
Students undertake further research and learning. This may include in-class tutorials and discussions, online tutorials, individual research, production exercises, projects and collaborative learning. This is an opportunity for students to complete a production cycle and produce a proof-of-concept or prototype to support their proposal. During this period there will be regular critique sessions where students present their work and findings to their peers.
In parallel with the research and development students develop and complete their proposal for their final project or projects by the end of the semester. The proposal is informed by their research and development and can be supported by any proof-of-concepts or prototypes that have been produced.
Students develop and complete their final creative projects and write their final investigation report. This may involve further learning and research needed to complete the project. During this period there will also be regular critique sessions where students present their work-in-progress to their peers. Students have the opportunity to take classes across Media Design School to further enhance their skills and knowledge.
|Intake Date||Course Duration||Application Deadline & Notes|
|21st July 2014||one academic year, full time||Apply Now|
|23rd February 2015||one academic year, full time||Apply Now|
All applicants need to provide evidence to support the level of skill required for a self-directed investigation. This could be in the form of a portfolio/show-reel of creative/technical work, evidence, qualification transcripts and employer statements. They also need to provide a statement of purpose and initial proposal outline for their investigation.
Open to applicants with a degree qualification, or relevant professional experience in a creative technologies domain.
Complete an online application and our staff will be in touch within a few days to assist you through the process. We will require some documentation and a portfolio to support your application and you may be required to complete an interview. More information can be found on the enrolment page.