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New Zealand Diploma in Creativity

(NZQA Level 6) 120 credits

The Diploma in Creativity (Level 6) programme encourages you to be self-driven and is all about consolidating your creative practice.

The aim of the Level 6 programme is to increase your understanding of the creative process and develop a sustainable practice. You will continue to work from your core drivers and areas of interest, to develop transferable skills in creativity. These may be applied effectively to a wide range of industry roles and/or higher tertiary study.

Summary of Programme

Duration: 45 weeks (full-time), 90 weeks (part-time)

Expected hours: 34 hours/week (Full time = 17 hours tutor/mentor directed study,  17 hours independent study), 17 hours/week (Part time = 8.5 hours tutor/mentor directed study, 8.5 hours independent study)

Fees and term dates.

Delivery: On-site, Distance Delivery (study from home), or Blended Learning(study on-site and from home).

Start Dates: Onsite students may start either at the beginning of Term 1 in February, or at the beginning of term 2, 3 or 4, Distance Delivery or Blended learning students may start on the 1st, 4th or 7th Monday during term time and at other times upon request. 

All students will need to work for nine weeks, and can then take a three-week break. Students must advise their mentor or Programme support of their decision for planning purposes.

Students whose enrolment crosses from one calendar year to the next will be required to resume independent study early in January. 

Find out detailed information about our fees and term dates.

How to Enrol: See our Enrolment Information page

Entry Requirements

The qualification provides a pathway from the:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 5)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design (Level 5)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Fashion (Level 5)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media & Design (Level 5)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi (Level 5)

Students who have not completed at the previous programme level can apply for entry using TLC’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. (Note: acceptance via the RPL process is not automatic. Evidence presented must demonstrate sufficient ability at the required level).

How to Enrol: See our Enrolment Information page

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