Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)



Six months full-time; one year part-time
60 (Semester 2)
23 July, 2018
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    19 February 2018

Develop the skills needed to produce creative and effective outcomes using current digital technology.

Project options in digital photography, digital illustration, web design, moving image, animation and interactivity will allow you to develop real-world skills and a portfolio of work for application to higher level study.  

The School of Design is internationally recognised as a great place to study art and design. You will be part of a vibrant creative culture with access to extensive facilities and guidance and support from highly skilled and enthusiastic tutors.

Student advisor: Pam Hodgkinson pam.hodgkinson@op.ac.nz

Programme information: Morgan Oliver morgan.oliver@op.ac.nz

Entry requirements

Open entry.

You will study

Four x 15 credit courses

  • Creative Digital Skills : Develop skills in digital design and photography with practical applications to print and screen solutions
  • Creative Online Design: Developing an understanding of digital citizenship and how to develop an online practice.  Managing and designing content for blogs, web design etc. 
  • Animation and interactivity: Learn basic skills for creating animations and moving image
  • Symbolism and identity: A research project whereby students learn about symbol motifs and markings and the connection to cultural identity with a particular focus on iwi Maori cultural practice.
English language requirements

International students must achieve an overall minimum IELTS (Academic) score of at least 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, issued within the last two years, or equivalent. 

Other requirements

A portfolio or other evidence to demonstrate creative work. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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