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Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Creative Practice

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7 Mar 2022
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Education & Development



Are you passionate about your career in creative industries but want to advance your skills or professional prospects? Further your studies with Unitec’s Postgraduate and Master of Creative Practice programmes designed for creative professionals. 

From semester 1 in 2022, Unitec’s all Creative Industries Post Graduate courses will be delivered with an online learning option for those needing or wanting to study remotely. 

Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Practice

You’ll undertake creative project and negotiated studies courses over the semester under the supervision of an expert in the field, pursuing a practice-based programme of learning tailored to individual interests and backgrounds.

Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice

In the first semester a combination of taught, negotiated or studio courses allow you to tailor the learning experience to your specialist creative research interests. Your second semester involves conceptualising, proposing and implementing advanced creative research.

Master of Creative Practice

This programme supports and challenges you to question ideas, explore new professional practices and develop research and creative practice capabilities at an advanced level in your chosen discipline. Immerse yourself in a dynamic community of diverse creative practices and work on exciting and innovative projects in Unitec’s creative studios and learn from industry-leading arts and design staff. 

2022 at Unitec offers three focus areas in Creative Industries at Post Graduate Level.  

I. Screenwriting PGCCP/PGDCP/MCP - Develop your craft in writing for screen at post graduate level in a practice-led environment mentored by industry specialists. 

II. Decolonizing Creative and Performing Arts PGCCP – Learn about an indigenous and place-based approach to creative practice research through workshops and a creative project.   

III. Creative Placemaking PGCCP – Learn about public art and creative placemaking practices and realize a collaborative placemaking project on campus / in Auckland within the semester.  


Why study creative practice arts at Unitec?

Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Practice and Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice

  • Create a body of new work, improve your job opportunities, and refresh or re-orient your profession
  • Work in an evolving multi-disciplinary environment where you will get exposure to a wide range of approaches, practices, and theories 
  • Improve your communication and project proposal skills through studio critiques and written components 
  • Enhance your creative portfolio with a significant advanced research project

Master of Creative Practice

  • Dynamic studio environments that facilitate independent and collaborative working practices
  • Create a body of new work, build a portfolio, advance your practice and refresh your career
  • Gain industry experience through negotiated placements or work on live projects
  • Work in an evolving multi-disciplinary environment with exposure to a wide range of approaches, practices, and theories
  • Improve your communication skills through studio critiques and written activities
  • Get feedback on your developing work from specialists in your field
  • Develop highly specialised creative research and critical thinking skills through a significant project

Please contact Rebecca Wood or Dr Leon Tan for application requirements and details. 

How to apply

Apply here Unitec Enrolment Portal

Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

3 Feb 2022