Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice (Theatre and Screen)

Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,069

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.


  • Audience, Context & Interpretation
  • Acting Studio 3A 
  • Dance Practice 3A
  • Screen Projects 
  • Professional Development 3 
  • Acting for Non-Actors 
  • Hybrid Art Practice
  • Writing and Directing for the Theatre 
  • Negotiated Creative Project 1 
  • Costume Props & Breakdown Workshop 
  • Emerging Media Innovation Lab [EMIL] 
  • Acting Studio 3B 
  • Acting Techniques 3 
  • Dance Practice 3B 
  • Contemporary Dance Techniques 3
  • Playmaking 
  • Theatre Writing Techniques 
  • Screen Arts & Technology 3A 
  • Scriptwriting 3 
  • Directing for Screen 3 
  • Experimental Filmmaking 
  • Creative Practice 1 
  • Creative Practice 2 
  • Creative Practice 3 
  • Negotiated Creative Project 2 
  • Production Design and Management 3 
  • Production Design and Management 4 
  • Production Stage Management 
  • Entertainment Lighting
  • Performance Sound
  • Art Direction 
  • Costume Design and Management
  • Entertainment Lab for the Very Small Screen [ELVSS]

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