1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 12,013
NZD 18,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Graduates of the Diploma in Arts and Media will possess the appropriate technical skills and safe work habits required to produce arts/media works in their studio area of choice. Graduates may go on to roles such as:

  • Self-employment in arts or media
  • Employment in an arts or media related business
  • Employment in related fields such as art galleries, museums, fashion, film, theatre and graphic design
  • Employment in community arts positions
  • Employment in arts marketing or cultural tourism
  • Employment in contemporary music related careers such as sound engineering, song-writing and performance related employment
  • Further study in arts or media, such as the NMIT Bachelor of Arts and Media.

The NMIT Diploma in Arts and Media programme is closely related to the NMIT Bachelor of Arts and Media with many courses being common to both.

Entry Requirements

Applicants under the age of 20

  • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), including at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in each of two subjects, of which at least one relates to English; and at least one is from the approved subject list; with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the NZQF.
  • Or successful completion of a recognised art/media foundation programme or equivalent, for example the Certificate in Arts & Media.

Applicants aged 20 years or above

  • No academic qualifications are required.
  • All applicants may be invited to attend an interview to find out more about the programme and their suitability for it.

English Language Requirements

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic Band score of at least 6 (with at least 5.5 in each component), issued within the last two years
  • Or an equivalent qualification.