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Graduate Diploma On Campus Online Blended

Creative Technologies

Media Design School

12 months
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21860 USD/year
7050 USD/year
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About

Think of this Creative Technologies programme at Media Design School as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll refine your craft and the opportunity to focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Interactive and Web Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, or Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR). 

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Overview

If you are looking for a supportive hands-on learning environment that focuses on developing practical skills through working on self-initiated projects, then the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies is for you.

The GDCT will help you further develop your production and design skills through both project-based and problem-based learning.

You’ll investigate, propose and produce projects in the creative area of your choice that compliment your existing skill-set. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.

Career 

Graduates from this Creative Technologies programme at Media Design School  go on to work in a diverse range of careers, depending on the focus of their research project. Examples include:

  • Business owner or freelancer lifestyle
  • Web designer, mobile and front end developer
  • Ad agencies
  • Design studios
  • High end production houses
  • Film post production and animation

When you apply, you'll need to let us know your preferred discipline. You can select from any of the following streams:

  • Advanced 3D
  • Interactive & Web Design
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
  • Graphic Design, or
  • VFX & Motion Graphics

Programme Structure

  • In the first semester, students can select from a range of different components across Media Design School's degree programmes in order to develop knowledge in a new area or broaden knowledge in a familiar area. A total of 65 credits will be comprised of electives from level 5, 6, or 7 and an additional 15 credits will be acquired by undertaking a recommended Level 7 component (we recommend Professional & Academic Practice 2).
  • In the second semester, GDCT students are able to complete their diploma by undertaking a final project or production that demonstrates the knowledge that they have acquired.
  • Depending on what they’ve specialised in, possible capstone projects include Creative Technologies Productions, a Project-based Inquiry, or an Advanced Individual Production. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

140 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Documents that you will need to provide include:

If you are applying for the GDCT after completing a Bachelors Degree you will need to provide: 

  • Your portfolio;
  • Your letter of intent;
  • Your transcripts from your Bachelors qualification; 
  • Your CV/Resume; 
If you are applying for the GDCT after having worked in relevant industry for six years or more, you will need to provide:
  • Your portfolio;
  • Your letter of intent;
  • Your CV/Resume; 
  • Two reference letters from previous employer/s; and
You may also want to provide your transcripts from any prior tertiary qualifications if you completed these in the past 10 years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21860 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7050 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Domestic - from $9,784.00 NZD
  • International - $30,333.00 NZD

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you currently live overseas and are thinking of studying with Media Design School, then this scholarship will help contribute to the costs associated with studying abroad.

The International Student Scholarship offers recipients up to NZ$5,000 applied to your first year of tuition fees at Media Design School.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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