Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice


Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have one of the following, or equivalent:
1. A recognized bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline , with merit achievement deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses; OR
2. A professional qualifications in a relevant discipline, recognized as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English language requirements for international students:
Applicants must have:
* gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand university entrance requirements; or
* clear evidence that they satisfy one of the criteria for existing English proficiency listed on NZQA's website at:
* achieved, within the preceding two years, at least one of the below:
o Completion of either the NZCEL (Academic) (Level 5) An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6;
o An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of 590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
o First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language
o Pearson Test of English PToE (Academic) with a score of 58
o City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to update, extend and apply their existing academic, practical and/or creative skills in a collaborative multi-disciplinary learning environment. The qualification aims to meet the workplace demands of creative and cultural industries for flexible individuals with a broad range of skills and an ability to collaborate across disciplines. The qualification fosters the development of versatile professionals who have the necessary technical and creative expertise to engage independently in a broad range of activities related to the wider creative industries.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Creative Arts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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