Courses & Programmes


Check out programmes on offer at Whitireia by searching by Area of Interest, Career options or by Faculty.


There are 10 courses and programmes

  • Diploma in Stage and Screen Arts

    If you're interested in performing in theatre, television or film, this course will help you gain the skills required, including acting and movement. This intense, high-energy course requires dedication and commitment. LEVEL 6

  • Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)

    This unique and vibrant programme prepares you for the commercial dance sector. The emphasis is on technical skills and performance experience. [Offered by Whitireia New Zealand Limited] LEVEL 6

  • Certificate in Live Sound and Event Production

    Learn skills in live sound engineering, lighting, set construction and event management to become a stage technician, AV operator, sound engineer, crew for live music or stage productions. LEVEL 4

  • Diploma in Radio Journalism

    Learn voice and audio skills to go with research, interviewing, writing, photography and video storytelling. Graduates can get jobs in radio, TV, podcasting, web, mobile, social media and newspapers, as videographers and in PR/communications. LEVEL 5

  • Certificate in Introduction to Film and Television Production

    Learn to be a film maker at The Film School. Learn by doing, through a combination of hands-on experience and visiting tutors who are experts in their field. LEVEL 5

  • Diploma in Creative Writing [delivered online]

    Pursue your passion for writing from home. Extend the range of your skills through writing fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, non-fiction and writing for children. Develop the versatility of the freelance writer. Available part-time or full-time. LEVEL 5

  • Diploma in Creative Writing (Advanced)

    Undertake specialised study and practice in the craft of writing a novel, screenplay, short fiction, poetry or non-fiction work. You will have tutor and mentoring support to produce a first draft manuscript. LEVEL 6

  • Diploma in Digital Design

    Learn about publication design, digital photography, illustration, package design, motion graphics, 3D modelling and animation! Get a solid foundation in drawing and design process. LEVEL 5

  • Diploma in Digital Design and Multimedia

    Develop your abilities in design to produce a professional portfolio specialising in print, web or motion. Publication design, digital illustration, branding and identity, web interactive design and 3D modelling animation, graphic design options. LEVEL 6

  • New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5)

    Develop knowledge and skills for a career in photography. Gain a good understanding of the techniques of image production in a range of genres, and develop your creativity. [Offered in partnership with The Photo School]. LEVEL 5

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