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Digital Design Level 2 - Blended Delivery (Dual Enrolment)

Discover new creative opportunities using digital tools.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

This course will suit you if you’re interested in a career in digital creative design and you have some prior experience of gaming, digital media or IT. It’s centred around projects that make use of Unreal Engine. You’ll gain an understanding of established design ideas and methods; learn drawing techniques; explore design principles and develop ideas through a series of drawings.

Students attend classes at the Madras Campus one day per week (9am – 3pm) for the duration of the programme, as well as being able to complete work remotely between classes in the iQualify online learning platform.

Location: Christchurch

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility. Part-time 1 year.

Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
91184 Communicate understanding of an art history topic 2 4 4
91185 Communicate a considered personal response to art works 2 4 4
91305 Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to design 2 4 4
91310 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design 2 4 4
91315 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice 2 4 4
Total: 20 20

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Creative Industries Vocational Pathway (Digital Design Level 2)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Discover new creative opportunities using digital tools.

Type Dual Enrolment
Credits 20
Level 2
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Reference NCEP6N-DIGD
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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