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If you are interested in becoming a part of the creative and digital arts community, but you’re not sure which degree would suit you best, our foundation programme is a great way to discover which career in creative or digital design is for you.

We know it’s hard to make big decisions about your future, which is why our Digital Creativity Foundation (DCF) programme covers a little bit of everything from the worlds of creative and digital design. Our DCF programme is delivered by award winning tertiary provider, Media Design School. DNA provides full wrap around pastoral care.

What is Digital Creativity?

Digital creativity is a broad term used to describe ideas brought to life on digital mediums. It involves using the latest digital tools, software, and technology to present creative new ideas within a digital context. Digital creativity is highly sought after in sectors like the arts, advertising, game design, film making and more

Create the impossible

Immerse yourself in the creative arts community while discovering your passion for game development, post-production and visual effects for film, animation, or graphic, motion, web or mobile design. With background knowledge in each discipline, this course will prepare you to apply to any of our exciting degree programmes.

Course Outline

What you’ll cover in this course

The Digital Creativity Foundation programme of study comprises of two certificates: the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design and the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design. Each certificate is worth 60 credits and contributes to the completion of the overall programme.

Topics covered during the Digital Creativity Foundation programme include: 

  • Fundamentals of Visual Communication 
  • Digital Design and Media Design (including digital video production, web and motion graphic design) 
  • Concept Art 
  • 3D Design 
  • An introduction to Game Design

This programme is available both on campus and online.

Admission Requirements

All applicants need to provide: NCEA Level 2 (or International equivalent); Candidates without NCEA Level 2 (or international equivalent) will be assessed by the Programme Co-ordinator