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New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Level 5)

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1 year
Start date: 03-February-2020
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The goal of level 5 is to acquire a range of skills in creativity, including the ability to expand original ideas in a range of conventions and media/material. to provide an understanding of creative process and practice. You will focus on your areas of interest and by working with your core drivers to expand transferable and transportable skills in creativity.

At all levels, the first step in your programme is to state your overarching goal and select subject areas. You select which subjects you would like to focus on in relation to your overarching goal. 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.

Subject Areas:

  • 3D
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Computer Graphics
  • Videography


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 5 in Creativity you need to meet all of the conditions listed below.

  • Investigation of progression of creative ideas
  • Risk taking
  • Critical judgement
  • Identification of transferable patterns and new application
  • Self-assessment and peer feedback to evolve work
  • A record that Illustrates evolution of work
  • Application of outcomes across fields
  • Collaboration with others in shaping creative work
  • Presentation of creative outcomes for peer and public feedback
  • Understanding and testing of relevant marketing and promotional skills
  • Engagement with appropriate social, business or research contexts
  • Consideration of viability and sustainability

The following qualification outcomes need to be met also.

  • Identify patterns of creativity that cross disciplines and cultures to create new understanding
  • Synthesise creative concepts/elements, experiment and test their viability

Start Dates: Start at the beginning of each term or on the 1st, 4th or 7th Monday of the term.

Entry criteria

Entry into the New Zealand Diploma in creativity at level 5 requires students to demonstrate relevant qualifications or experience.

Students need to have completed the Certificate in Art and Creativity (level 4) or equivalent qualification.

Students who have not completed at the previous programme level may still apply for entry into the new national qualifications in creativity using TLC’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy process.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or over at the start date of your enrolment

If English is your second language, you are required to submit proof of your command of English. This can be evidenced by way of:

  • Achievement of NCEA level 3 and have met New Zealand university entrance requirements; or
  • Completion of a bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, bachelor honours degree, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, master’s degree or doctoral degree with English as the language of instruction, from tertiary education providers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States; or
  • Obtaining the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) or the Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cert TESOL); or

A satisfactory result in an approved English language test, such as:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS – Academic)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Cambridge English Test
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)
  • Language Cert
  • Occupational English Test (OET)

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Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: 03-February-2020
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