What will I learn?

Ready to build on your creative skills in art and design?

In this level 4 course you'll learn the design process and how to develop your creative ideas.

This highly practical course combines workshops, tutorials, and small group activities. Hands-on projects enable you to unleash your creativity, experimenting and creating works from a variety of art and design mediums and techniques.

Your introductory knowledge will kick-start your career in the creative arts, or launch you into higher-level study.

Topics You'll Cover

  • Materials and Process: Nga Rawa me te Tukanga
  • Creative Industries: Nga Ahumahi Auaha
  • Design Development: Whakawhanake Hoahoa

Plus, choose one of the following:

  • Studio: Taupuni Mahi, OR
  • Graphic Design Studio: Taupuni Mahi Whakatauira Whakanikoniko, OR
  • Fashion Design Studio: Taupuni Mahi Hoahoa Kakahu, OR

?Career Opportunities

  • Junior assistant

Support roles in arts and/or creative industries such as:

  • designers
  • technicians
  • machinists
  • salespeople

Further Study Options

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ$9,976.00 (5,23,525) per year
NZ $9,976 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2021


Mokoia Campus

Mokoia Drive,



3015, New Zealand

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ$9,976.00 (5,23,525) per year
NZ $9,976 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2021


Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Windermere Campus,

70 Windermere Drive,



3112, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to NCEA Level 2. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.

English Language requirements:

IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.