New Zealand Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries
Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relevant to creative and applied writing that will enable them to work independently or as part of a team in, particularly, the writing sector, in relation to publishing, broadcasting, performance and digital platforms, and other businesses and organisations.
This qualification is suitable for people who wish to work independently as writers, for those already working in the creative industries who wish to enhance/upgrade their skills, and for those working in other industries who wish to improve their writing skills to allow higher-level employment.
Key Information for Students
Applicants under the age of 20: A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 including 14 credits in an English-rich subject; or successful completion of a recognised writing foundation programme or equivalent and an example of the applicant s original creative writing. Aged 20 years and over Evidence that the applicant can successfully achieve the qualification graduate outcomes. English Language - applicants whose first language is not English should have: an international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), or an accepted international equivalence.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$34,000 - $54,000|
|In further study||26%|
|On a benefit||3%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.
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