What will I learn?

Programme highlights

Have a thirst for cutting-edge digital platforms?

Learn to create your own digital media and make your dream a reality as you work for industries including advertising, web design, in-house design studios, news media. Turn stories into engaging content, work with real clients and build a portfolio of work to showcase your skills.

You will study in-class at MIT Otara except for courses with work-based components where your study will comprise of:

20% in-class at MIT
80% in an internship.

Be in demand in this fast growing industry.

Career opportunities

Assistant and/or support roles in various industries including advertising, web design, in-house design studio, news media.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below three courses (40 credits):

813.421 Introduction to Digital Media and Design (15 credits)

813.422 Communication, Ethical Working and Project Management (15 credits)

813.423 Delivering a Design Brief in the Workplace (10 credits)

And choose one other course from the list below (20 credits):

813.424 Video Creation and Editing in the Workplace (20 credits)

813.425 Digital Images in the Workplace (20 credits)

813.426 Web Content Creation in the Workplace (20 credits)

813.427 Digitisation and Printed Media in the Workplace (20 credits)

Further training or study

Graduates of this qualification may undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the fields of design, media, and/or art.

Graduates who successfully complete this programme will be able to pathway into:

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Essentials (Level 4)

Which department am I in?

School of Digital Technologies

Study options

Full Time (19 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $11,500 (approximate) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 July 2020


Manukau Institute of Technology

MIT Otara Campus,

Corner of East Tamaki Road and Newbury Street,



2023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants are required to complete Year 12 or equivalent of secondary school.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; 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 Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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


About this uni

MIT received a Category One rating in their most recent evaluation by the NZQA in 2016, which is the highest possible rating.

  • Offers study options across campuses in Auckland
  • Small class sizes & excellent facilities
  • Delivers a personalised teaching experience
  • Helps students gain industry-specific skills