Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area

Creative Arts



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice is to develop and apply advanced
knowledge of theories and worldviews, including Te Ao Māori, related to a domain of research and
creative practice.
The programme aims to prepare students for independent practice-based research knowledge
within a domain of practice, that extends the skills developed by a student's undergraduate study
or acquired through professional practice.
This programme is intended for graduates from Ara or other institutions and current practitioners
with a track record of independent creative practice outside of tertiary study. These may include
musicians, dramatists, performing and visual artists, designers, film makers, writers, directors or
any others engaged in creative pursuits.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Requirements A Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area Additional Requirements Applicants are required to undertake course advisement with an Ara staff member and complete a for postgraduate study application form English Requirements IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest).

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,821 $7,821
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,166 $13,166
Total $20,987 $20,987

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $44,000
Earnings range $31,000 - $57,000
In employment 57%
In further study 23%
On a benefit 2%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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