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Are you a creative thinker or a visual learner? Do you enjoy art and design? The New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 2) will set a great foundation for an exciting start to your future in media and design.

This 19 week course is FEES FREE for 16-19 year olds, and provides the opportunity to gain credits towards your NCEA levels. We provide a safe, fun and encouraging learning environment for students with friendly and supportive staff.

About This Course

Digital Media and Design are growing areas in today’s economy, both as professions and as important skills in a wide variety of employment roles. Throughout this course you will learn a wide range of media techniques such as video, drawing, animation and photography, as well as create your own design concepts and collaborate with other students on creative projects.

Develop your knowledge in art and design by learning about art history, videography, photography, print media, graphic design and digital media. Grow your art and design skills in both digital and non-digital media.

Learn different creative processes and techniques to help solve design and media problems, and complete design briefs. Understand workflow in the design and arts area, and how concepts are developed and changed throughout the creative process.

Work with others in groups to discuss and present work using design terminology. Develop your skills in communication, time and resource management, planning, problem solving, literacy and numeracy, all within a design context.

Successful graduates of this programme can pathway onto further study in Certificates, Diplomas or Degrees in Media Arts.

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Key Information


New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 2)


Level 2



Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

19 weeks

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

For students aged 16 to 19
No previous qualifications at Level 2 or above.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available Yes
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Student Fees FREE (conditions apply)

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Career Opportunities

Further study

Now that you have realised how valuable learning is, and how capable you are, opportunities exist within both Trainme and Vision College to continue your journey towards the employment goal you have. Check out our websites for more details.

Graphic Designer - Kaihoahoa Whakairoiro

Graphic designers create artwork or designs for published, printed or electronic media, such as magazines, brochures and websites. They may also help to develop television advertisements.

Animator/​Digital Artist - Kaiwhakahauora/​Ringa Toi Mamati

Animators/digital artists use traditional and digital media, such as drawing, models, photography, and image capture and manipulation software to create still and moving images for print, web, television or film.

Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Christchurch 29 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Pukekohe 29 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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Digital Media & Design

You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our programmes have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study can apply to StudyLink.

We can provide free transport/travel allowance for students aged 16-19 at our North Island Campuses.

For students who live close to campus we can provide travel allowance to cover the cost of public transport.

For students who live far from campus we have free pick up and drop off each day.

Contact us for more information on which option you would be eligible for as some conditions do apply.


Absolutely. All of our qualifications are accredited and approved through the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and are internationally recognised.

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