Qualification

One Academic Year

Level 4 (60 Credits)

Start Dates
Course Fees
Domestic $0.00 NZD
Admission Requirements
  • You need to be a student from one of Media Design School’s partnership high schools
  • Apart from that, all you have to do is let your school know you’re interested in enrolling, so they can send us your verified ID and a copy of your most recent end of year report.
Portfolio Requirements

N/A

Study Options

Study on campus

Why study Digital Media and Design?

The backbone of the modern online and multimedia landscape

The NZQA Level 4 Certificate in Digital Media and Design (DMD) is your launchpad into the digital universe. Tailored to those with basic to intermediate digital skills, this course equips you with foundational skills and hands-on experience vital for a career in the digital creative industry.

Digital Media and Design encompasses a wide range of visual and interactive elements, including graphic design, animation, and more. During your studies, you’ll focus on crafting aesthetically pleasing and functional digital products, considering user experience and interface, along with content and channels used to share information online. 

What is P-TECH?

P-TECH is a public education model designed by educators and the private sector to address the STEM skills gap. In New Zealand, P-TECH students complete a free programme that combines high school, tertiary university education, and tech workplace experience.

Upon completing the programme, you will have both your NCEA qualifications, and a New Zealand Diploma aligned to industry needs. Successful graduates of the P-TECH programme typically earn first-in-line consideration at affiliated industry partners when applying for jobs.

Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply professional practices and creative processes of discovery, conceptualisation, review, iteration, prototyping and presentation to design digital solutions in response to a project brief
  • Apply a range of technical skills and technologies to extend capabilities to design, produce and present digital media creative work.
  • Apply knowledge of the elements and principles of digital media design practice to evaluate the quality of design solutions.
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Graphic Design
15
Web Design
15
Motion Design
15
Portfolio Design
15

Schedule

Deadline for applications: 30 January 2024

Start of classes: 14 February 2024

End of classes: 30 October 2024

Classes are on Wednesdays from 9am to 4.30pm at Media Design School’s campus, and punctuality is essential. It is important to note that classes will run during high school holiday periods, excluding the week following the boot camp, to ensure completion before NCEA exams (please refer to P-Tech Digital Media and Design calendar below).

Boot Camp Week: 15 April to 19 April, 9am to 4.30pm

Course Information

Eligibility

This course is only available to current students from one of our P-Tech partner high schools. Places in the course are limited, but we will endeavour to accommodate as many eligible students as possible.

Entry Requirements

  • You need to be a student from one of Media Design School’s P-Tech partnership high schools
  • Apart from that, all you have to do is let your school know you’re interested in enrolling, so they can send us your verified ID and a copy of your most recent end of year report.

If you wish to apply or learn more about the course, you can reach out to your school contacts listed below, or apply directly by completing the online application form.

Mangere College
Nalini Singh 
n.singh@mangere.school.nz

Onehunga High School
Kristin Shaw 
kshaw@ohs.school.nz

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