O que eu aprenderei?

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll refine your craft and the opportunity to focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Interactive and Web Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, or Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR).

Course Outline

Students develop and deepen their skills and understanding in an open studio-based programme where they investigate, propose and produce a project (or series of projects) determined by their own interests within the broader creative technologies domain.

Students can choose to either work within a particular creative technologies discipline, or across disciplines, and can work towards either professional, academic, exploratory or experimental learning outcomes.

The course is student-centered with students being proactive independent learners, responsible both for what they learn and how they learn. The course provides a flexible framework, supportive environment and collaborative learning culture. Faculty guide students through their learning as mentors, with the focus on developing students' critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills. This enables them to become effective life-long learners.

Course Overview

In the first semester, students can select from a range of different components across Media Design School's degree programmes in order to develop knowledge in a new area or broaden knowledge in a familiar area. A total of 65 credits will be comprised of electives from level 5, 6, or 7 and an additional 15 credits will be acquired by undertaking a recommended Level 7 component (we recommend Professional & Academic Practice 2).

In the second semester, GDCT students are able to complete their diploma by undertaking a final project or production that demonstrates the knowledge that they have acquired.

Depending on what they’ve specialised in, possible capstone projects include Creative Technologies Productions, a Project-based Inquiry, or an Advanced Individual Production.

Careers & Industry

If you are looking for a supportive hands-on learning environment that focuses on developing practical skills through working on self-initiated projects, then the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies is for you.

The GDCT will help you further develop your production and design skills through both project-based and problem-based learning.

You’ll investigate, propose and produce projects in the creative area of your choice that compliment your existing skill-set. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.

Career Paths Include

Business owner or freelancer lifestyle, Web designer, mobile and front end developer, Ad agencies, Design studios, High end production houses, Film post production and animation.

When you apply, you'll need to let us know your preferred discipline. You can select from any of the following streams:

  • Advanced 3D
  • Interactive & Web Design
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
  • Graphic Design, or
  • VFX & Motion Graphics

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

NZ$29.450,00 (R$ 90.565) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

6 Julho 2020, 14 Setembro 2020


Media Design School

Media Design Centre,

92 Albert Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

A relevant degree qualification (or relevant professional experience specialising in creative technologies). Plus, provide evidence that can undertake self-directed investigation (provide portfolio/show-reel of creative/technical work or employer statements). Students need Academic IELTS 6.0 overall with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Para estudantes internacionais

Open to applicants with a degree qualification, or relevant professional experience in a creative technologies domain. All applicants need to provide evidence to support the level of skill required for a self-directed investigation.

If you are applying for the GDCT after completing a Bachelors Degree you will need to provide:

  • Your portfolio;
  • Your letter of intent;
  • Your transcripts from your Bachelors qualification;
  • Your CV/Resume;

If you are applying for the GDCT after having worked in relevant industry for six years or more, you will need to provide:

  • Your portfolio;
  • Your letter of intent;
  • Your CV/Resume;
  • Two reference letters from previous employer/s; and
  • You may also want to provide your transcripts from any prior tertiary qualifications if you completed these in the past 10 years.

Applicants need to submit advanced portfolio.

The IELTS score required is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Encontre o centro de IELTS mais perto de você e as datas da prova

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre a universidade

A Media Design School forma profissionais prontos para o mercado de trabalho, oferecendo qualificações em demanda ensinadas em um ambiente de estúdio.

  • Escola de design digital mais premiada da Nova Zelândia
  • Parte da rede global de universidades da Laureate Education
  • Os estudantes são orientados por professores premiados
  • Os graduados têm uma taxa de empregabilidade de 93%