New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design
Level 6

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6)

  • We are evolving

    From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
    Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.

  • Locations and dates


    18 July 2022
    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023
  • Length

    40 weeks including six weeks of study break

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $6,132 plus $240 Student Services Levy (dependent on course selection)

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Build on your foundational knowledge and take courses in your area of interest

This programme builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5), and pathways onto the third year of the Bachelor of Arts and Media.

What courses will I do?

During this programme you will complete four compulsory courses in:

  • Advanced Critical Studies (Lab and Project)
  • Professional Practice (Lab and Project)

You will also take four elective courses, in an area of your choosing:

  • Advanced Lens-based Media (Lab and/or Project)
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design - Motion Graphics
  • Advanced Object Design (Lab and/or Project)
  • Advanced Image Making (Lab and/or Project)

What can I do after I graduate?

After you graduate from this programme, you will have the skills and knowledge to work

  • in an intermediate-level position in arts, craft and design industries (e.g. production and/or design roles)
  • as an arts administrator (e.g. in theatres, museums, auction houses, art galleries)
  • in sales and advertising
  • or be self employed, acting as a freelancer.

 Completion of this programme also pathways into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts and Media.








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