What will I learn?

This programme is designed to give you experience in producing creative and effective outcomes using current digital technology.

You'll learn how to apply creative theory to practical, real-world projects. You'll also be given the opportunity to explore your own cultural and personal interests through research and practical application in design and creative contexts.

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

Study pathways: This qualification provides a pathway into further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the fields of design, media and art.

Recommended school subjects: Design, Photography, Art, Graphics, English

Study options

Full Time (20 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$11,630.00 (US$ 7,846) per year
NZ $11,630 for the entire course
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Ara Institute of Canterbury

City Campus,

130 Madras Street,

CHRISTCHURCH,

Christchurch Central,

8011, New Zealand

Full Time (20 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$11,630.00 (US$ 7,846) per year
NZ $11,630 for the entire course
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Timaru Campus

32 Arthur Street,

TIMARU,

Timaru Central,

7910, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

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.

Alternative Requirements: 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.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.0
LISTENING - 5.0

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

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

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