Qualification

One Academic Year

Level 4 (120 Credits)

Intake Dates
Course Fees
Domestic $9,670.35 NZD
International $23,165.00 NZD
Admission Requirements

No formal qualifications required for this course.

Portfolio Requirements

Basic Porfolio PLUS Task Sheet for Digital Creativity

Overview

Create the impossible

We know it’s hard to make big decisions about your future, which is why our Digital Creativity Foundation programme covers a little bit of everything from the worlds of creative and digital design.

Immerse yourself in the creative arts community while discovering your passion for game development, post-production and visual effects for film, animation, or graphic, motion, web or mobile design. With background knowledge in each discipline, this course will prepare you to apply to any of our exciting degree programmes.

So what are you waiting for?

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Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

The Digital Creativity Foundation programme of study comprises of two certificates: the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design and the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design. Each certificate is worth 60 credits and contributes to the completion of the overall programme.

Topics covered during the Digital Creativity Foundation programme include: 

  • Fundamentals of Visual Communication 
  • Digital Design and Media Design (including digital video production, web and motion graphic design) 
  • Concept Art 
  • 3D Design 
  • An introduction to Game Design. 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for this course

General

This course is open to anyone who can provide evidence to support their creative ambitions. There are several opportunities to do this when applying, as you'll need to provide:

A basic portfolio OR;
Complete a Digital Creativity Task Sheet
Provide a letter of intent that shows that the applicant understands the time commitment of the course

Domestic students must be at least 16 years of age.

International Students

If you are an international student, you’ll need to prove that you are proficient in the English language and able to complete this course. We’ll be looking for Academic IELTS overall score of 5.5 (minimum) with no band less than 5.0 or an equivalent qualification if English is not your first language.

International students must be at least 18 years of age.

Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you may be required to provide satisfactory evidence of your proficiency in English in the form of a recent IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score , TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score or a Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) from an accredited organisation.

Portfolio type

Basic Portfolio or Digital Creativity Task Sheet

File Format

PDF, Website URL or JPGs

Portfolio Requirements

How to prepare your portfolio

If you are applying for the Digital Creativity Foundation Programme, you'll need to complete a Digital Creativity Task Sheet to demonstrate your creative ambitions.

How to prepare your portfolio

Careers & Industry

Industry Insights

Want a taste of what it will be like working in the fields of creative and digital technologies? Our Digital Creativity Foundation programme offers exactly the introduction you'll need. You'll be working in a studio-like environment and will become accustomed to deadlines, managing and collaborating on projects, and presenting your ideas.

Whether you aspire to work in game art and development, post production and visual effects for film, animation, or the fields of graphic, motion, or web and mobile design, the Digital Creativity Foundation programme of study aims to prepare school leavers or adult learners who can demonstrate introductory skills and experience in design for Media Design School’s Bachelor degree programmes or for employment in entry level roles in the creative industries.

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