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NZD 26000

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Visual Media is a one-year intensive programme designed for learners who have a degree in a related field or have industry experience. This qualification allows the learner to express their creativity using the latest techniques and technology.

You will engage and develop skills from day one in team work and collaboration, building critical creative problem-solving skills vital to working in the creative industries. You will develop practical skills in your desired field which you can apply to practical storytelling experiences. 

This course focuses on developing your creativity and technical skills to develop complex creative projects. You will be able to custom your course to gain the skills you want for your specific discipline, this can be inclusive of 2D animation, Stop-motion, digital fashion, game design, film making, scriptwriting or worldbuilding.  

Software includes industry standard applications such as: Maya, Zbrush, Houdini, Marvellous Design, Clo 3D, Toom Boom Storyboard Pro, Toom Boom Harmony, Unity, Unreal, Vue, Corel Painter, Nuke, Resolve, ProTools, Substance and Adobe collections and much more.

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Additional Information

Program Level Graduate Certificate/Diploma

College/University Processing Time 14 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Program Intake


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, graduates who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline. 

    6 IELTS Score
    60 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    We have a wide range of scholarships available for domestic prospective and current students that can help you fund your study. Be sure to check scholarship details and application end dates. Please note that the scholarships are administered by a variety of different institutions and organizations, not just SIT. Eligibility criteria and application processes will differ depending on the scholarship and administering body.

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