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The goal of the Diploma in Creativity (Level 6) programme is to increase coherence and technical skills, develop a sound basis of your own creative processes and interests, sharpen personal focus (self-direction) and produce work in line with your own goals.

These choices determine how much of your time will be spent working on particular activities and what your outcomes should be. They will guide the classes you choose to attend and the resources you choose to engage with. You can read more about the supported subject areas, we offer here.

At Certificate level, whether in class, working from the video resources or working independently, you will be writing your own briefs for each major and minor course.


Below are the elements that you need to do to complete the Diploma of Art and Creativity Programme.

Creativity; Thinking for a Change (CTFAC)

If you have received recognition of prior learning (RPL) and have joined TLC at Diploma level you must also complete the Creativity; Thinking for a Change (CTFAC) class. You can do this either on-site or using the video resource on the Getting Started DVD.

Creative Application (Across all courses)

Develop a body of artwork from selected ideas (briefs) with a range of process and experimental work to illustrate relevant exploration.


To complete the New Zealand Diploma level 6 in Creativity you need to meet all of the conditions listed below.

  • Transition from concept to practical outcome 
  • Evolution of outcomes into new creative projects
  • Procedures that connect creative practice with sustainable outcomes
  • Demonstration of practice-based research
  • Contribution to new ways of thinking innovation
  • Evolution of themes into coherent result
  • Presentation to peers and relevant experts using appropriate media
  • Critical evaluation of own work
  • Communication with stakeholders
  • Demonstration of leadership skills
  • Planning to meet sustainable goals within chosen field of work
  • Generation of a professional promotion package
  • Presentation that communicates essential ideas from which personal creative work is derived
  • Evidence an understanding of intellectual property and copyright law
  • Involvement of community and/or other disciplines in planning creative work

The following qualification outcomes need to be met also.

  • Analyse patterns of creativity in diverse contexts and engage in self-directed research that contributes to creative goals

View Assesment Standards

Assessment evidence may include the following but is not limited to:

  • Workbooks/visual diaries 
  • Reports 
  • Record of discussion 
  • An event
  • Exhibitions
  • Creative projects (research developments and outcomes) 
  • Digital media 
  • Attestation, explanation 
  • Evidence of perseverance/time management/meeting deadlines
  • Meeting notes
  • Evidence of negotiations and agreements
  • Moving or still images 
  • Experiments/work trials/samples
  • Technique
  • Resume 
  • Catalogue
  • Showreel
  • Mood boards
  • Performance

Creative Process
For more information on creative process and assessment criteria you can refer to the Creative Process web page.